Apart from having irregular shapes, electronics are fragile and this makes packing and moving them hard. If you own a large flat-screen TV, a huge sound system, computers, a fridge, and other appliances, moving them can be a struggle. You need to handle them properly to ensure they arrive safely. One wrong move and your device could be destroyed completely. As the best moving company, we offer help in packing electronics. However, if you decide to DIY, we have compiled some tips to help you pack your electronics safely.
Preserve Their Original Boxes
If you still have the original boxes of the electronics, we advise packing them here. The boxes are specially designed and shaped for the electronics. Therefore, they are safe for transporting the items. If you discarded the boxes after buying you will need to read the second point carefully.
Gather Packing Materials
Now that you do not have the boxes, you need to get some. Electronics are fragile and that means the packing materials you choose should offer ample protection. Here is a list of the packing materials you need.
- Moving boxes of various sizes
- Protective pads or plastic
- Bubble wraps
- Packing tape
- Packing paper or newspapers
Ensure the corners, screens, and internal parts of the devices are protected before putting the items in the boxes.
Use the Product Manual
If you want to make packing easy, we recommend using the product manual. The manual outlines the special guides you need when packing the items. It also warns about what not to do when packing the electronic. If you don’t have the manual, you can find the guide on the manufacturer’s website.
Don’t pack the items immediately after you use them. Instead, unplug them a day before packing to give enough time to cool down. This will help prevent internal damage to the items. It will also reduce the chances of static electricity that could damage the item.
Unless you are sing specialty boxes, you may have to disassemble the equipment before packing. Take pictures before disassembling to make it easy when putting things back together. It will eliminate guesswork and damage.
Keep Parts in the Same Box
After disassembling the item, ensure its parts stay in the same box to prevent confusion. It will help ensure you do not put the wrong parts in the wrong device. Therefore, disassemble one item at a time and put everything in one box before working on another one.
Label the Boxes
Label the boxes clearly to denote the item inside. If you have similar items for different rooms, indicate the room too. Use a permanent marker when labeling. You may also add a picture if you are considering long-term storage.
Keep Them in a Climate-Controlled Place
If the items will stay packed for a long time, we advise keeping them in a climate-controlled place. This will help prevent internal damage as cold temperatures cause warping. High humidity may also destroy the inner parts, and heat causes breakage.
These are simple things to help you pack your electronics safely. It is advisable to preserve their original boxes for easier packing. If you need help, give us a call. We are ready to help you pack.