In today’s blog post, I’m sharing some of the top TV-packing tips I’ve learned during my many years in the moving industry. Armed with this information, you can rest easy, knowing that your TV will make it to its next home in good condition.
That said, if you still feel concerned about being able to pack the TV on your own, or if you have other difficult items, I’d encourage you to consider partnering with a packing or moving service.
Working with professional packers is the #1 way to ensure that your move goes off on schedule and with minimal effort on your part. While you take care of the pets and plants, the moving crew will be working around you to make sure that all of your belongings arrive at their new home safely.
Now, let’s learn how to pack a TV!
1. Unplug ALL Cords
The first step is to remove any cords and external accessories from the TV. To make it easy on yourself, have a single box for cords and remotes. It’s common for people to forget one cord and almost face a shattering disappointment when the cord catches as you remove your TV from the wall or entertainment center.
To stay really organized, take photos of the back of the TV to remember where the cords go, then and pack all the cords and accessories in a box together. Label the box and consider taking several photos of the contents of your TV accessories box.
This way, if after your move you wonder whether or not you remembered to pack this or that TV accessory you can go back to your photos and see whether or not the item made it.
Pro tip: roll up each cord and wrap it in velcro or a rubber band. This will keep your TV accessories box from turning into a bird’s nest.
2. Protect the TV — Don’t Skimp On the Bubble Wrap
TVs are expensive! You shouldn’t ever skimp on protective padding when it comes to packing your TV for a move. Get a roll of bubble wrap and gently wrap it around your TV. Secure the ends with tape and make sure to do several layers.
Protecting your TV with a few simple layers of cushioning will greatly minimize the chances of it being damaged or broken during your move.
If you don’t have bubble wrap, a blanket works too!
Packing tip: dust off your TV before wrapping it. You’ll appreciate this when you unpack the TV in its new location.
3. Make a List
List-making is a necessary skill during any move. Make a quick list of all of the accessories related to your TV, whether that is the number of remotes, your ChromeCast, DVD player, or cables.
Document everything that you have and write down when you pack each item and where they are packed. It’s especially easy to lose electronics when your move so make sure that you write down all of the miscellaneous items that go with your TV.
4. Use The Original Packaging (if you have it)
If this is an option, it will spare you the difficulty of trying to find an odd-shaped box that will accommodate your TV for the move. It’s always a wise idea to save TV packaging in case you ever move or decide to sell it.
TV packaging usually comes with cardboard dividers and corners that will help keep your TV safe during the move.
If you are one of the forward-thinking individuals who saved your TVs original packaging, when it comes time to pack it for a move, simply use the packaging.
Prepare For Your Move Today
A lot of people don’t have the time at their disposal to effectively tackle the packing process. Lack of time leads to anxiety about being unprepared for the upcoming move.
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Whether you need help packing your TV, electronics, or furniture for moving, we have a team of professional packers ready to get to work. To learn more about the different moving plans we offer, contact On The Go Moving & Storage today.