Storing appliances like wash machines, dryers, dishwashers, freezer and refrigerators will take some special precautions if you want your items to last a long period of time in storage. Like most everything before storing these types of appliances they should be cleaned extremely well, make sure you clean all air intake areas and vents or tubes and clean all lent traps very well. Make sure you uninstall or disconnect all hoses that your wash machine, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator or freezer might have and drain all the water out of the houses and empty any extra water that might be still remaining in the appliances. You must thaw out all appliances that have accumulated frost and make sure before you store these items that they are completely dry. When moving appliances make sure that all doors are shut and taped to make sure the doors don’t fly open during transportation. Then when you have your appliances where you want them take the tape off the doors and keep the doors in a ajar position for the time that the appliances are stored. Another tip to remember is during the process of moving and when you do store the refrigerator, never tip the refrigerator on its side, not when you are transporting it and not when you have put it in its storage spot. It’s recommended that you don’t store any items in your appliances, I personally don’t see anything wrong with this ideal and it could help you save a ton of space.