Living in a high tech world as we do, it’s given that most of us have a number or electronic devices to pack when moving. Computers, tablets, video game systems, stereo equipment and televisions are all highly valued items. You want to make sure those investments are not damaged when relocating. You can consider these tips when packing electronics for your movement.
- Always follow manufacturers’ advice for packing electronics and storing them as well. They know the most about what it takes to protect the product. Consult the owner’s manual or manufacturer’s Web site for details.
- It’s a good practice to save the original boxes and packing materials for repacking. Otherwise, you won’t find packing materials that fit as well.
- In case original packing is not available you can start with these essentials: sturdy cartons, newsprint for wrapping things up, tape, scissors and felt-tip markers to number and label each box.
- While disassembling electronics such as computers, stereos and other devices with numerous cords, make sure that you place small colored stickers on each cord and the same color sticker where the cord connects to the device. This will save you the hassle of trying to figure out what goes where when you reassemble your electronics.
- Fragile electronics such as computers and TVs may need to be stored in climate-controlled units. Seek advice from the manufacturer or your storage facility like Upper west sidemovers.
- Avoid the unwanted attention of potential thieves, place small, expensive items such as stereo equipment, TVs and camcorders in unmarked boxes. At your storage facility, you can place these items out of view toward the back of the storage unit.
- Wrap electronics in linen or clean paper to minimize damage caused by dust inside electronic devices.
- Seal boxes completely with packing tape to keep out the dust.
- For added protection, cover electronics with moving pads, sheets or light blankets.