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Tips for Storing White Goods in Mobile Storage

There can be many reasons why you have to store your belongings, white goods in particular, in a secure mobile storage box. Some do it because they are preparing their home for sale, some because they are moving to another city or state, which means a long-distance trip, while others do it because they’re doing a renovation at home.

Whatever your reason for storage may be, you must find a trusted and reliable company that provides you with two options: you store it at the warehouse or store it at your house for convenient access. In addition, choose a company that offers premium yet affordable mobile storage rental and free delivery of a mobile storage box.

When you need the convenience of additional storage but don’t have the time or a moving truck to drive to and from a storage unit, Vault Mobile Storage is the perfect company for you. We understand that not everyone can move their own goods to our storage facility, so we provide you with a mobile storage box delivered to your home.

What Are Your White Goods at Home

White goods are large household appliances, so they are generally not easy to transport and move. Regardless of your storage needs, Vault will always have the right mobile storage box to house your large appliances and keep them safe and protected. Check out our Small Vault Box or Large Vault Box for more information.

But what are the types of appliances that are considered white goods? Below are a few of the white goods you might have at home.

Air Conditioner

Kitchen Stove

Washing Machine
Microwave Oven

Storing your white goods is as easy as directly putting them inside the Vault box; however, you need to allow sufficient time to do this to avoid causing any damage to your precious belongings and avoid causing damage to the Vault box in the process. If you take the time to do this properly now, whether you need to store your goods for a long or short period of time, they’ll be in great condition when you need them again in the future.

We want to share some tips on how to prepare and store your white goods to protect and preserve their condition for future use.

Tips to Prepare and Preserve Your White Goods


Make sure that the interior of your refrigerator is clean, dry, and empty before storing it in the mobile storage container. Any residual water and food remnants left from drip trays will quickly create mould and a bad odor.


Let your dishwasher dry for a few days to eliminate all traces of moisture and soap residue. One of the most effective ways to do this is by running a cycle through your empty dishwasher with a cup of bleach or vinegar.

Microwave and Oven

Your microwave and oven should be thoroughly cleaned inside and out; otherwise, you'll be setting yourself up for a pest problem. You can use lemon juice and white vinegar in a spray bottle to get rid of grease and any residual food.

Washing Machine

If you are planning to store your washing machine, make sure to run a final wash cycle with vinegar and hot water to remove any leftover detergent in your machine. Clean out the hose too to stop the potential mould growth and smell inside it.

Air Conditioner

Once your unit has been removed and inspected, take the time to clean it before you stick it inside the mobile storage box. Remove the filter and clean the unit and make sure it's completely dry to avoid mold and fungus build-up.

Kitchen Stove

Just like preparing your microwave and oven, you need to keep your stove dry and clean. Make sure the top is cool and turned off before you start removing spilt food and grease with a damp cloth.

Why Your White Goods Need Extra Care

White goods are fragile valuables, so several precautions have to be taken into consideration before and during storage. These goods can be easily dented and scratched, so you have to give them a good clean. If you store them in a mobile storage box for months, moisture and heat must be avoided.

When storing your large appliances, make sure to put the ones you need soon near the door of the mobile storage box to prevent disorganisation, and place the ones you don't need towards the back to give you ample space to access any smaller items you might be storing. We also advise that you cover your appliances with a breathable sheet to shield them from dust.

The preparation process alone may sound like an overwhelming task, but it’s actually not that complicated. If you need help, ask a reputable mobile storage company that’s ready to assist you when you need it.

The ultimate best practice is to make sure that your white goods are completely dry inside and out before continuing with storage.

How Does Vault Mobile Storage Rental Work

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Vault Mobile Storage has helped many clients store their belongings at home. How does our mobile storage rental work?

As your trusted and reliable mobile storage company in Adelaide, we give you flexibility and convenience. If you're one of those who want to keep their goods closer to have easier access whenever you need to pull something out or add something in, we're ready to give you that option. If you’re not comfortable about putting your box outside your home, we can pick it up and deliver it back to our secure storage facility. You can rest assured that your white goods are ready to be used whenever you need them again.

The Vault Advantage

  • Our boxes are made with strong, solid steel for durability and complete weather-proofing.
  • Vault boxes are also built with a unique lock key system to ensure maximum security.

Multiple Uses

  • You can rent them for temporary or long-term use.
  • You can place them on your property or at our storage facility.
  • They are available for various storage needs, whether you’re renovating, moving, re-locating an elderly, de-cluttering, temporary office storage, or in need of extra space.
  • They are ideally suited for all forms of office storage, short- or long-term.

How Vault Is Delivered

  • We can deliver our mobile storage box to the address you desire.
  • We make unloading quick, simple, and silent with our modern, state-of-the-art equipment.
  • The boxes are designed with high maneuverability for exacting placement of the container.
  • You can ask us to position the box the way you want for convenient access.

Storing large appliances like your washing machines and refrigerators requires special care, so we want you to prepare and organize them properly beforehand. We want to ensure that all your white goods remain in the same condition while being stored in our mobile storage box.

Whatever your storage needs are, we promise to deliver a durable, secure, and purpose-built mobile storage box that you and your belongings deserve. You can visit our website for more information about Mobile Storage Rental in Adelaide or contact us for professional assistance.

T: (08) 7444 4852
F: 08 8244 4300
Location: 593-595 South Road Regency Park SA 5010

Bonus Tip: Stacking appliances is not a good idea, especially with white goods. They should always be kept upright if possible.

You can follow our tips to ensure that your home appliances remain in tip-top shape while being stored inside the Vault box. We are here to make sure you get the best storage experience with us, so don't hesitate to contact us today.