Storage tips and tricks

Give your electronic appliances a little extra care

Household appliances and electronics are expensive, essential and will always come in handy for you or a loved one at another time. But if, for now, they are taking up critical space, its time to put them into self-storage.

So, whether you’re moving house, taking a big trip or simply holding on to that thing for when you might need it next, here’s how to store your household appliances and electronics.

Unlike static goods, electronic appliances need extra care when being put into storage. So, follow these steps and smarter
storage will be yours before you know it:

1
Different items have different storage needs,so it’s really worth taking the time out to read the individual manuals for each appliance you want to store. Larger items will also have specific instructions for transportation, which is important to follow to avoid bumps and scrapes along the way.
2
Run final cycles on your washing machine and dishwasher with vinegar before you store them.This will remove any detergent from the machinery, which can harden and cause damage over time. You can also prevent impairment from frost or mildew by draining all remaining liquid from the appliances, including all internal and external parts such as tanks, hoses and tubes.
3
Ensure all your appliances and electronics are sparkling clean, inside and out.Pay special attention to items used to store or prepare food. Even a small crumb or smear can attract bugs and pests.
4
To be extra sure to fend off unwanted visitors, go over your items with a healthy dose of insect repellent.You can use cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil if you would prefer a more natural repellent – but it’s advisable to check up on your goods when you can to be sure.
5
Transport, wrap and store glass separately.If possible, remove all glass parts from your items and keep wrapped in bubble wrap or blankets.
6
When it comes to your smaller electronics like iPads, laptops, cameras etc.,try and store them in the original box they came in. This was designed specifically to protect them. Always look for a climate-controlled storage space – we all know water and phones aren’t friends!

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Keep your furniture and paintings in tiptop shape while stored

Whether it’s ski gear, kids’ clothes or the piles of fancy dress you know will
come in handy one day, storing clothes and textiles in self-storage is a
great way to free up some much-needed space.

Think ahead and make the most of the space you have

You’ve cleaned all your goods. You’ve got all the protective material and
boxes you need. Now all you need to do is get them to the storage unit in
one piece, hope everything fits and lock the door.

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