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Home Appliance Storage

You just bought a new house and questions like "How am I going to decorate my kitchen? Where can I get a new refrigerator? Are there any good deals on furniture and home appliances?" keep popping into your head. Yes, you are nervous and excited about moving. We know the feeling. We’ve been there.

The real question is: where does all the old stuff go? You might find it enjoyable throwing your old dishwasher in the trash. But how about your vintage clothes dryer, which you are not ready to say goodbye to? The answer is: it goes to a self-storage unit. A self-storage rental is an easy and affordable solution available in every state across the country. James Snow Self Storage is proud to offer secured indoor, outdoor and container storage units for residents of Coldwater, Acton, Milton, Georgetown and the surrounding areas.

However, you can’t just throw your appliances thoughtlessly and expect them to be in good condition when you retrieve them in a few years. You need to properly prepare, transport and store your belongings, otherwise you may be back to square one. The good news is that you can do all this yourself. Our guidelines below will be of help.

Step 1 - Prepare

• Before putting your clothes washers and dishwashers in self-storage, run through a complete cycle with hot water while empty. Add a cup of bleach or vinegar instead of soap or detergent to kill bacteria. Once it’s completed, dry and clean the interior and the exterior afterwards.
• Drain water from all hoses, internal parts of a refrigerator like defrost pans, ice makers.
• If you poorly clean a refrigerator, you might end up with unusable appliance covered with mold and pests. Make sure to remove all the food from the compartments, defrost, thoroughly clean with baking soda and dry it.
• Once your appliance is clean, consider spraying it with insect repellant to prevent any infection.

Step 2 - Protect

• Transporting your home appliance can be challenging. There are a few things you need to consider to minimize potential damage. Use strong tape to hold the appliance doors and electrical cords. Once in storage, remove the tape.
• If your appliance includes fragile pieces like glass shelves, remove them and put separately. To prevent your appliance from scratches, wrap them in blankets or bubble wraps.
• Put labels on all sides of the boxes for easy identification.
• Use furniture dollies to transport large appliances into the truck.
• Load large appliances last; this way you will unload them first and put at the back of the unit.
• Always keep refrigerators upright during transport.

Step 3 - Store

• One of the most important things to consider is climate control, which is a bit more expensive, but guarantees the well-being of your belongings by protecting from high heat and humidity.
• Keep your home appliance doors slightly open to assure air flow or remove completely.
• Place a blanket or any breathable material over your belongings to keep them dust free.
• You might want to leave some extra empty space inside the unit if you ever need to get to anything while it’s in storage.
• Make sure you use a secure, high-quality unit lock.

If you follow these simple tips, you can rest assured that your appliances will be in good condition when you retrieve them. Feel free to contact us at 1-877-875-3838 or fill out our Contact form if you have any questions, need any assistance or if you’re ready to rent a unit.

Milton Location

James Snow Storage

8755 Holgate Crescent

Milton, ON


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Acton Location

James Snow Storage

40 Commerce Crt 

Acton, ON


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Richmond Hill

James Snow Storage

360 Newkirk Rd,

Richmond Hill,  ON


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Coldwater Location

James Snow Storage

3015 Southorn Road

Coldwater, ON


Email: coldwater@jamessnowstorage.com