Mini storage | How to use the electrical appliances of the mini storage
Home appliances are not cheap household items. They are an expensive expense, so if you have upgraded your appliances or are moving, it might be a wise idea to keep your old appliances in a mini storage-at least you can arrange a buyer for them .
Mini storage is the solution to many problems, and storage appliances are certainly one of them. Although they are not difficult to store, electrical appliances do require a little pre-consideration and care to ensure that they are kept in the best condition when they are out of the library.
OneStorage has many ways to assist customers in Tuen Mun, Kwai Chung, and Chai Wan facilities in Hong Kong. In order to ensure that our tenants store these expensive items correctly, we have provided a lot of guidelines to tenants. , Use the electrical appliances of the mini-storage in the right way.
Appliances to be stored
Before moving your appliance, you need to prepare for the time to move and store it. Of course, the first step here is to clean them thoroughly.
If you are moving a washing machine or dishwasher, then recycle the appliance and run it when it is empty. Use bleach or white vinegar instead of detergent. These liquids will help flush any material in the pipes and sewers that may create conditions for mold growth, which of course you want to avoid.
For all appliances, especially appliances that contain food, such as dishwashers and refrigerators, clean the inside of the machine well to remove any dirt, dust and food. All of these can lead to mold growth and/or an odor that can attract pests. Also scrub the exterior well, and always allow the equipment to air dry before putting it in the warehouse.
Finally, make sure you drain any liquid from any equipment. Not only can these liquids help produce mold, but they can also freeze at lower temperatures, damaging pipes and internal mechanisms.
Let us repeat this important point: Before storing, be sure to allow your appliances time to dry thoroughly.
Carrying electrical appliances
Moving appliances can be a challenge because they are large and heavy items. This means you should use a trolley or cart to carry them.
Refrigerator carts are very good for most appliances. These cars have extended handles that can pull tall appliances (such as refrigerators) up the stairs. They also contain a strap that covers the electrical appliances and secures it to the cart. This is the best cart for these types of items, and then they are transported to the mini-storage before being put down.
Now, if you want to move other items and electrical appliances together (such as the items of a complete family), then a four-wheeled cart with carpet is more versatile for the entire moving house. They can be well adapted to electrical appliances, but they will not provide the same stability as refrigerator cars. In other words, since they have 4 wheels instead of 2 wheels in a refrigerator car, they are easier to move on a flat surface. If stairs are involved, the refrigerator car is always better.
No matter what type of trolley/trolley/moving pallet you use, you have to wrap your electrical appliances with a moving blanket (if a suitable moving blanket is beyond your budget, then old blankets and sheets will suffice). Be sure to stick the blanket tightly to the appliance, but avoid sticking the tape directly to the appliance itself. Instead, pull the tape tightly around the entire appliance so that it sticks to the blanket and also to itself (around the blanket at a time). The moving blanket will protect the appliances and walls/door frames as you walk through the house.
Cardboard can also be used to protect electrical appliances and walls, etc., but if blankets and cardboard are not your choice, then we recommend using tape when moving the house to prevent them from opening and damaging things. But pay attention to the type of tape you use, because you don't want it to damage the finish or leave marks.
When moving appliances, it is important to keep them upright at all times, especially refrigerators and freezers. If you must turn the appliance over to get it through a doorway, etc., then turn it back to an upright position as soon as possible and allow it to stand up for at least 24 hours before turning it on again.
When storing electrical appliances, be sure to open the door to allow air to circulate. Most electrical appliances contain water. Any water that stays in a closed environment will produce mold or mildew, making the electrical appliances smelly in the mini-storage. Opening the door will help prevent this from happening.
Given the presence of water in these machines, we also recommend placing a box or bag of baking soda in the equipment. Baking soda will absorb any strange odors that may be generated inside the machine.
It is a good idea to wrap appliances during the movement to keep them and the items they are moving from being scratched or dented, but it is an equally good idea to keep them packed during storage. This prevents dust and dirt from entering them.
Although you put them in a blanket to protect them, it doesn’t mean that you won’t let the door lie open--be sure to let both of these things happen! In this case, covering the appliance with a breathable tarp may It's easier, let it hang on it for air circulation.
Self-storage mini-storage is the best answer. You can take back the space occupied by unused appliances at home, but only if you store them in a proper way. Storing electrical appliances in other ways can cause mold, corrosion, and damage, not only electrical appliances, but also other items you store nearby.
OneStorage is an expert in mini storage, which of course includes storage appliances. If you are looking for storage space for your appliances, then contact your storage as your life consultant today for more tips and suggestions on how to do it the right way.
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