Right now, we are living on the golden age of electronics. So when moving, it is expected that most of us have a number of electronics to pack. Television, sound equipment, computers, kitchen appliances and video game systems are considered to be expensive investments, so you want to make sure that these items are secured and not damaged when moving.
Electronics need good packing, so they arrived in your new home intact and free from damage. To ensure their safety, you need the right packing materials so you can finish the job fast and in a safe manner. We’ve put down tips for packing and moving your electronics safely.
Use the original packaging boxes.
While it is tempting to throw these boxes in order to have a clutter-free home, if you are thinking of moving in the next few years or you see even the slightest chance of moving, then it would be a wise decision to keep the original packaging box of your home electronics. These boxes are tailored to protect electronic items during transport, so they are the best to use when moving.
If you no longer have the original boxes, there are shops that specialise in packing materials that allow safe packing and moving almost everything from clothing, electronics, furniture and many more. You have to put effort into finding packing materials that will give the same level of safety for your electronics.
Follow the product manual.
You can find in the manual the manufacturer’s advice regarding the storing and moving electronics. The manufacturer knows best on how to protect their products so it is worth your time to go through the manual so you’d know how to safeguard the product on your moving day. You can also visit the manufacturer’s website for details.
Label your electronics appropriately
When you move, you have to disassemble most of your electronics which mean you have to take care of numerous chords. Putting labels will save you from wasting time in figuring which part belongs to what, when you put labels, which chord or cable goes into your television, computers or audio equipment. You’ll also avoid doing it incorrectly. Aside from using labels, you can also use coloured stickers. You can put coloured stickers on the chords and put the same colour to the device where the chord should be connected to. This will save you a lot of time when you reassemble your electronics in your new home.
Check temperature requirements
Some electronics such as computers and televisions may need to be stored in climate-controlled units. While it is ideal for moving in dry weather, sometimes it’s very hard to have control over this matter. Do not leave the electronics to the moving van for too long as they are sensitive to heat and cold. You can wait for the day of your move before you place them in the moving truck for immediate removal.
Wrap the items well
Aside from the moving boxes, you also need other materials to get the packing job done correctly. Before packing your electronics, you have to wrap them individually for added protection. You can use anti-static bubble wrap, packing paper or moving blankets to protect them from having issues caused by dust. For fragile equipment and valuables, you can ask help from experienced packers as they are knowledgeable in securing electronics.
Seal you moving boxes
Make sure that your boxes are sealed securely to ensure the safety of your electronics when moving. You can form your extra packing papers into balls and place them on top of your items in the box before sealing it. This is for added protection above in case the boxes are stacked. Try to shake the box lightly to check whether you need more padding to be placed inside. When your box is tightly filled, it’s stronger. Seal the box with a tape gun and add more layers of tape when the box is heavy. You can put a label on the box for the list of items inside or what room it belongs to; this will help you in the organisation process in your new home. Finally, don’t forget to put “fragile” on the box.
Load the boxes safely
When loading the boxes on the moving truck, it should be done slowly and securely. Place the heavier box on the floor of the truck and the lighter ones on top. Do not stack boxes with electronics too high to avoid them from falling. If you are moving furniture as well, place the electronic boxes in between them or under the tables and chairs as this will give them added protection.
These tips will help you with packing and moving your electronics safely. If you need more advice, you can always call Parramatta Removalist, and they’ll be willing to give you a helping hand on your next move.