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Things To Do While Waiting For Refrigerator Repair

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Having your refrigerator break down means you are going to need to contact an appliance repair technician. With no way to store your perishable food, you may be wondering what to do while you wait. You do not want to have to throw things away and probably can't eat them all. Here are some tips to help make the most of the situation.

Assess the Situation

First, assess the situation. Is the refrigerator completely dead, or are there any signs of life? Is the light on, or is there a noise coming from the unit? If you can, take a look at the refrigerator's power supply and make sure it's plugged in. Note down any symptoms or issues that you're experiencing so that you can provide the repairman with as much information as possible. 

Temporary Storage

Until you can find a place to store the food, keep the door closed to keep it as cool as possible inside. Then, try to find a temporary storage solution. Maybe you have a friend or family member who can lend you their extra refrigerator or freezer space. If you don't have any options available to you, you can also purchase an inexpensive cooler and ice packs to store food in the meantime.

Prepare for the Repairman

Start preparing for the repairman. Make sure you have plenty of room for him to work, and clear away any clutter or obstructions. If possible, move the refrigerator away from the wall to give the repairman easier access to the unit. If you're able to do so, take a few minutes to clean the refrigerator's exterior as well.

Plan Ahead

Plan ahead. Knowing you'll be without a refrigerator for a while, plan out some meals that don't require refrigeration. This could include things like sandwiches and salads, soups, and pasta dishes. Fourth, don't forget your slow cooker. This is a great way to make meals without having to use your stovetop or oven. Just be sure to let the slow cooker cool down before storing it away.

Declutter the Kitchen

Finally, take advantage of the downtime. While you're waiting for your refrigerator repairs to be completed, it's a great opportunity to get some decluttering done in your kitchen. Go through your pantry, cabinets, and drawers and get rid of any expired or unwanted items.

Waiting for refrigerator repairs can be frustrating, but it doesn't have to be a total disaster. With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can make the most of the situation. 

For more info about refrigerator repair, contact a local company.