Electronics are some of the most expensive items that people own. It is important to plan and pack them appropriately to avoid any potential damage, saving you the cost of having to replace these items. Here are some tips on how to effectively and safely pack and move your electronic devices.
- Take inventory
You will want to take an inventory of your electronics before packing them up, noting their current condition and if there is any damage already. Many people throw away their owner’s manuals. If this is the case for you, you may find it helpful to document how to hook up your electronics again in your new home. You can do this with pictures or by writing down instructions.
- Gather supplies
When preparing to move your electronics, you will want to make sure you have the right supplies on hand. You will want to have labels, moving boxes, markers, and blankets or towels to cover any larger items you may be moving.
The next step is to disconnect your electronics and any supporting structures such as stands or wall mounts. You will want to wrap cords neatly, keeping them with the item it belongs to, as well as labelling these cords in case they get jumbled in your move. Better safe than sorry, especially when most electronics are useless without their electrical cords or chargers. Be sure you back up any files if you are moving computers or laptops. In the event that your device is damaged, at least you will have copies of your important files.
- Packing away your devices
If you happen to have saved the original packaging for your electronic devices, they are the perfect storage for them while moving. However, if you don’t have the original boxes, you will want to wrap your items in blankets or towels and place them in moving boxes. You will want to make sure your electronics are stored in a temperature-controlled place to avoid any damage to the devices. Electronics are very sensitive to temperature, so be aware of how and where your items are being stored leading up to your move and during.
- Moving day
When moving electronics, especially larger ones like televisions and computers, you will want to make sure you have an appropriate vehicle. Hiring movers will make sure that there’s a large enough vehicle to move your items as well as make sure that they are handled appropriately. Once all your items have been moved into your new home, then the hard part begins; setting them up again!
We hope you have found these tips helpful for your moving process!