TTIPS FOR PACKING ELECTRONICS FOR MOVING
Living in a golden age of technology and the digital revolution most of us own a number of electronic devices. When it comes to relocation, household electronics are tricky to move, because they can be easily damaged, expensive to replace, and require several components in order to work properly. TVs, hi-fi systems, gaming consoles, tablets, computers, and their peripherals are just some of the common electronic equipment that requires special care and attention when packing.
If you have never packed electronic items before, you can always ask for help from professional packers, such as Call the Movers, but if you feel ambitious enough to do the packing yourself, here is some advice on how to pack electronics correctly for your local or long-distance move.
BACKUP ALL YOUR DATA AND FILES
We know how hard it is to find a perfect time to back up your computer files using an external hard drive or a cloud storage app, but a good reason to do so is right before your moving date. For extra safety, you can backup data in multiple locations. Just remember, during transportation all it takes is one accident to turn your computer into a costly paperweight
PACK ELECTRONICS BY ROOM AND LABEL THE CABLES
The best way to start packing electronics is to do it individually room by room. This method is especially helpful if you have several devices in the same room. After unplugging each device and its wires, you should pack everything into boxes with labels. Each device and wires must be placed in separate boxes to avoid losing them. Also, when you pack electronics with numerous cords, place small colored stickers on each cord and the same color sticker where the cord connects to the device. This will save you the time trying to figure out what goes where.
REMOVE THE BATTERIES
This step is very important in order to keep your electronics in good operating order. As you probably know, battery corrosion can ruin electronic devices. This is why you should remove any batteries from remote control devices or accessories before your move.
KEEP THE CHARGERS CLOSE
People often keep their small personal electronics, such as cell phones, tablets, or laptops, with them during their travel to their new destination. In this case, we also recommend keeping any chargers or docking cables with you. This will help you stay as organized as possible and you will be able to enjoy using your device during the trip.
USE THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING IF POSSIBLE
This advice comes from electronics experts. They recommend saving the original packaging for electronic devices whenever possible. The best thing is to keep everything including pre-shaped foam pieces and custom inserts because original boxes and packages help keep items in place during the shipping, moreover, they are ideal for long-term storage.
Most likely, however, you no longer have the original boxes for your electronics. In this case, you should use boxes large enough to hold the item with plenty of Styrofoam on all sides.
UNPLUG ELECTRONICS 24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING OR MOVING
You can pack electronic devices when they have cooled down enough to be transported without causing internal damage. The best way to do it is simply to unplug any device at least 24 hours before packing, moving, or storing it. This will also help reduce the risk of static electricity which could result in a nasty shock and cause unnecessary damage.
By following these tips, you will be able to pack your home electronic devices easier and without any further damage. We hope you will find them useful. For any further information regarding moving or packing please contact us. Call the Movers are at your service. Just give us a call and we will discuss your move-related questions.