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APPLIANCE STORAGE

It can be difficult to make space in your home or garage for unused appliances. But because new appliances are expensive, many people prefer to hold on to old ones for hand-me-downs, vacation homes, or back-ups. Asheville Storage self-storage rental can be a convenient, affordable solution — short-term or long-term for appliance storage. However, if you don’t properly prepare your appliances for remote storage, you may return to find useless, moldy boxes. Below is some useful advice for secure appliance storage.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding appliance storage, remember that your self-storage facility manager may be a great source of information and guidance.

Run a final cycle
Consider running an empty clothes washer and dishwasher through a complete wash cycle using either a cup of bleach or white vinegar instead of detergent prior to placing in self-storage.

Drain liquid
Empty any water from hoses, holding tanks, plastic tubing and other internal components. This will help prevent freezing and mildew.

Clean the interior
Scrub and dry the interior completely — especially in refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens. Food and sugar remnants can attract bugs, even in interior storage units. In refrigerators, clean and dry the defrost pan — you’ll find it underneath or behind the refrigerator. In water-using appliances, wipe the rubber cushion seal around the perimeter of the door. Mildew tends to collect in this area.

Treat for insects
Insects that infest food are found almost everywhere. To prevent an infestation, be sure to spray your clean appliance for bugs.

Clean the exterior
Any motor-driven appliance will have an intake area (lint filter, tube or grid). be sure to clean this vent. A vacuum may do the trick, but if the opening is greasy, you might use an old toothbrush.

Remove glass and protect the finish
If your appliance has glass shelves or fragile parts, remove them and transport them separately. Appliances with finishes that can scratch or dent should be wrapped in blankets or bubble wrap. Refrigerators should be transported upright.

Secure with tape
Use strong tape to hold the appliance door closed. Even though the tape should only stay in place during the move, you may want to choose a type that won’t leave a residue (such as blue painters tape). Once in storage, remove the tape and prop the appliance’s door open to prevent mildew.

Choose a suitable storage unit
If you are storing your appliances in a region that experiences high temperatures, low temperatures, wide temperature swings, or high humidity, you may want to consider a climate controlled storage unit. Because climate control temps are kept constant, the mechanical/electronic parts of your appliances are better protected from rust and fissures.

Load last
If you’re moving more household items into your self-storage unit, put the large appliances on the truck last. This way, they will be the first to come off the truck. Refrigerators should be transported upright.

Unload first
By placing appliances in the back of your storage unit, you’ll have easier access to smaller items that you retrieve more frequently.

Turn the power off
The large majority of storage facilities will not offer electrical outlets in your storage unit. But if yours does have power, do not use it. Leave your appliance off for the duration of the rental.

Protect fragile parts
If you store appliance parts separately (glass panels, shelves, etc.) remember to mark them as fragile and avoid stacking or leaning heavy items on them.

Prop open the door
Find a way to keep the appliance’s door ajar for the duration of the appliance storage rental. This will help deter mildew.

Avoid unwanted odors
Place an open box of baking soda in stored appliances.

Conserve space
Although some storage and moving companies advise against stowing items inside your appliances, careful preparation will offer additional storage space. A clean, dry, open appliance is a good spot to store lighter items, including fragile things. Do not jam-pack your appliance with heavy items, like books.

Cover and protect
Use a breathable material such as a tarp or sheet to shield your appliance from dirt, dust or accidental scratches.

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Great facility and staff! Easily accessible and convenient location. The office has a nice selection of affordable packaging supplies and the entire place is kept very clean! Most of our unloading was done at night so I really appreciate the gated entrance/ exit and how well lit the facility is (the temperature controlled unit is a nice bonus too)! I also want to mention that the staff went above and beyond to help us get a 2nd unit even though we got stuck in traffic and couldn’t get there until after hours. So I would definitely recommend this facility and company to anyone needing a storage unit!

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Would recommend to anyone, including family and friends.  We’ve hired AAA Storage World for two moves and they were great to work on both occasions.  We contemplated moving everything ourselves on our first move, but in the end decided to outsource.  No regrets, it made our move experience that much smoother.  Professional, hard working, courteous staff.

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