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How to Prepare Your Kitchen Appliances for Moving and Storage

Homeowner Tips

February 1, 2018

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5 min

The hardest items in the home to prepare for storage or moving are appliances. If you are moving appliances to a new home or to a storage unit, it is very important to follow the right steps Refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves and microwaves all have particular cleaning and storage requirements which are identified in the Infographic below. Consult the manufacturer’s manual for specific storage/moving instructions for unique to each appliance.

Solutions for Storing Appliances

Self-storage is a great solution for short-term and long-term storage for appliances. By properly preparing them for moving or storage, you will be able to keep the items in good working order when you need them. ezStorage has a variety of storage units from climate controlled to non-climate controlled to fit appliances.

Following the right preparation steps will help make moving and storing kitchen appliances much easier. ezStorage has created “How to Prepare Your Kitchen Appliances for Moving and Storage”, an easy-to-follow guide to get appliances ready for moving or storage to keep them in good working condition in their new homes.

ezStorage Kitchen Appliance Infographic

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5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!