Packing electronics for your move can be a daunting task. Before calling the moving company, you’ll need to ensure that your electronics are appropriately packed and protected so that they don’t get damaged in transit.
Keep reading to learn some tips for packing your electronics.
1. Place Electronics in a Protective Box
When you are packing your electronics, please place them in a protective box that is large enough for them. Be sure to pad the inside of the box with plenty of bubble wrap or Styrofoam peanuts. You can always use old clothing as padding as well. Make sure that the cords and cables are wrapped up securely before placing them in the box.
2. Label Your Boxes
Make sure to label your boxes, especially if you are packing your electronics away for more than a week or two. You can label each side of the box with masking tape and a marker so that there is no mistaking what’s in each particular box. Be sure to include on the label which room of the house each box should go to.
3. Purchase a Surge Protector
While packing away your electronics, you will need to purchase a surge protector for your TV and computer monitors. You can buy special surge protectors that handle surges of up to 6,000 volts and allow TVs and monitors to be turned on during transit. You can purchase these surge protectors at your local electronics store.
4. Use Bubble Wrap
When packing away anything that has glass, whether a monitor or TV, be sure to use plenty of bubble wrap and newspaper so that the glass doesn’t break while being transported from one location to another. If you have older TVs and monitors, you can use duct tape to secure the glass in place.
5. Keep Electronics Cool
To avoid overheating your electronic devices when they are packed away in their boxes for several days or weeks, be sure to pack them in a cool location and make sure that the boxes don’t get too hot during transit. When electronics overheat, it can cause irreparable damage to the device.
6. Unplug All Devices
Be sure to unplug all of your devices before packing them away in their boxes. It will help to prevent any accidental damage that may occur while they are being transported.
7. Pack Cords and Chargers Separately
Pack all of your cords and chargers separately so that you can easily find them when you need them. You can place them in a small plastic bag or container and label them accordingly. It will help to avoid any confusion on moving day.
8. Pack a Small Tool Kit
If you are packing away your TV, be sure to pack a small tool kit with the appropriate screwdrivers so that you can make any necessary repairs once the TV is unpacked. You may even want to leave one of the screws out so that you’ll be able to see it if something were to come loose or need tightening.
Packing your electronics for your move can be challenging, but if you follow these tips, you’ll have the assurance that your devices will be safe and sound. Be sure to pack an extra box of supplies if something goes wrong while they are in transit. Happy packing!