Tips for Moving a Refrigerator into Storage
Some items are harder to move than others. This definitely rings true when it comes to appliances like refrigerators. Not only are these items hefty, but they also cost a lot and can easily be damaged if not handled properly. That’s why there are some tips you can use before placing your fridge into a self-storage unit!
Switch the Fridge Off the Night Before
Turning off the fridge several hours in advance will ensure that it has cooled down to room temperature and that the freezer compartment is fully defrosted.
Do a Thorough Cleaning
A fridge is prime real estate for bacteria and mold to grow and even the slightest bit of food residue left behind can cause problems when your fridge is in storage. That’s why you want to make sure to thoroughly clean and disinfect your fridge. However, you also want to give your fridge plenty of time to air out until fully dry after you clean.
Be Careful When Moving
While your fridge might seem like an indestructible beast, the truth is that the internal mechanisms inside a fridge are more sensitive than they seem. That’s why it’s also crucial to transport your fridge upright using the proper equipment such as a dolly.
Properly Utilize Self Storage
Lastly, you’ll want to make sure that you properly store your fridge. Along with covering your fridge with a sturdy cover such as a tarp, you will also want to use a clean and dry environment. The best way to accomplish this is by placing it into self storage. For optimal results, you can use BTA self storage!
Contact BTA Self Storage Today
Preparing your refrigerator for a move includes switching the fridge off the night before the move, thoroughly cleaning, being careful when moving, and utilizing a reputable self storage provider like BTA Self Storage. Contact us today to learn more about our rates and options!