We understand that you may be hesitant to put your kitchen appliances into storage. These are usually expensive items and prone to breakage, so in order to keep them safe and in tip top shape for there return to your kitchen, we have provided some handy hints and tips to keep them safe during their time in storage.
- Firstly, you should categorise your appliances to help cut down on excess transportation and storage:
- You still regularly use these items.
- The items still work however you don’t have a need for them anymore.
- The items are broken and no longer work.
- You should thoroughly clean and dry your fridge/freezer before you put it in storage. (You’ll be thankful of this when you retrieve it!) You should also try and leave the door slightly ajar so that air is able to circulate, and no nasty smells or mildew build up in your absence.
- If your appliances have pesky, smaller parts to them (think of those food processor attachments) pop these into a zip-loc bag and label it accordingly.
- When storing your toaster or kettle, it’s a good idea to put these back into their original boxes- if you still have them- if not, find a box that fits these tightly, so there is no risk of them banging about during transportation.
- Our last tip is to wrap the wires around your appliances to keep them looking tidy and organised. You should do this with your kettle, toaster, iron and any other kitchen accessories or gadgets.
By following the above steps, you’re ensuring your working appliances stay that way when you’re ready to use them again.