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Effective Storage Techniques for Your Microwave

When it comes to storing household appliances in a self-storage unit, microwaves are among the most common items. Whether you're moving to a furnished apartment or temporarily relocating, proper storage of your microwave is crucial to prevent damage. Below are steps to ensure your microwave is stored correctly and safely.

Step-by-Step Guide for Microwave Storage

Step 1: Thorough Cleaning

Start by cleaning your microwave with a damp cloth and mild soapy water. Ensure to clean both inside and outside surfaces.

Step 2: Secure the Glass Turntable

Remove the glass turntable, wrap it in bubble wrap (or a similar protective material), and store it separately in its own box.

Step 3: Find a Suitable Box

Use a sturdy cardboard box that fits your microwave, preferably the original box if available.

Step 4: Secure the Door

Tape the microwave door closed to avoid any damage during storage.

Step 5: Manage the Power Cord

Wrap the power cord neatly and secure it to the side of the microwave.

Step 6: Wrap the Microwave

Encase your microwave in bubble wrap or towels for extra protection before placing it in the box.

Step 7: Store in an Upright Position

Place the boxed microwave upright on a flat surface in the storage unit. Be cautious about stacking other items on top of it.


Following these steps will help ensure your microwave stays in prime condition during its time in storage. Proper storage techniques are key to preserving your appliance's functionality and longevity.

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