If you are looking to move away for a while or you are moving in with someone, then your fridge probably isn’t coming with you. Not to worry, we have created the guide that will allow you to store a fridge forever. Just follow these simple steps and you are set.
| mean, if you are going to store it forever, you need a place to store it. Choose a self storage unit for this job, with cheap rates, you can store it for as long as you like. No need for a climate controlled unit either, fridges aren’t that temperature sensitive.
Like, really, really good. Clean every inch of that fridge, not a speck of food, dirt or grime can be on it. Once you are done cleaning it, you need to defrost it. That means unplugging it and letting it completely dry out. This process can take a long time, so be prepared to wait. Once you do this, you can move to the next step.
Remove all the drawers, shelves, light bulbs, everything. Doing this allows you to move the fridge around with easy and finds any trapped moisture that you missed from the last step. Always store these items separately, find a box or tub and place all the accessories in there.
That’s right, off come the doors. You need to ensure that no air can be trapped. Trapped air breeds moisture, that turns into mold, that means you have to toss the whole fridge out. Take the doors off, store them separate and put the door hardware in the safe, labelled place.
Once you are done all these steps, place in into the storage unit and make sure it’s standing upright. You do not want the Freon leaking out of your unit. Keeping it slightly off the ground with a pallet is your best bet.
You now have a fridge stored forever, or until you need it.