Living in the information age, it’s a given that most of us have a number or electronic devices to pack when moving. You’ve invested considerable resources in your computers, tablets, video game systems, stereo equipment and televisions and you want to make sure those investments are not damaged when moving.
Use the Product Manual
Who would know how to move your electronics best? The manufacturer of course! They have to ship these products all over the world, so they know a thing or two about how to best get your prized possessions to your new home in one piece. If you’re anything like us, you probably don’t have every manual sitting around, thankfully, most companies have digitized manuals as well so make sure you check the company website for the information you need.
Original Packaging Is The Best Option
Just like the manufacturer would know how best to move a product, the best packaging is the original. Especially for items like TVs and video game consoles, try and hold on to their boxes and the insulation that comes with them so that when it is time to move you are prepared.
Use The Right Materials
In the event that you don’t have the original boxes, make sure you buy the right supplies. Have boxes that fit your electronics well, packing tape, newspaper, scissors and other essentials to get the job done right. Especially if you are moving long-distance, you don’t want the nasty surprise of getting to your new home to find shattered screens because you chose to save a little money and use inferior supplies.
Use Color Stickers For Cords
This one is a cool idea to save time in setting up your electronics once you get to your new home. Get some color-coded sticker and put one on the cord and one on the port to which that cord is attached. Especially with electronics like sound systems or DJ equipment, this will save you a world of time and hassle!
Storing your electronics for any period of time during your move? Make sure you take into account the temperature of the storage location. It’s easy to forget, but extreme heat can be very damaging to screens, battery life, and motors. Protect your valuables by checking the temperature.
Not Into Labels? Neither Are We
Typically, labeling is a critical part of packing and moving. In this particular instance, we caution you to put less specific labels. Try using unassuming boxes and avoid putting labels like “TV” or “stereo” so that your move doesn’t garner the wrong sort of attention from potential thieves and burglars.
No matter if your move is local or long-distance move, extra protection is a good thing to consider. If you don’t have confidence in your packing ability, ask your movers for a quote on packing them for you. Even if you want to go it on your own, be aware that movers have things you can rent or borrow for added security such as moving pads to make sure all your valuables make it safely to your new home.