How to Pack Electronics

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Packing up electronics can feel like a challenging task. In many households, electronics are some of the most expensive possessions. That’s why it’s best to let professional movers pack all your cables, computers, and electronics. 

However, if you decide to move without the assistance of a moving company, following these simple steps will help you pack and move your electronics safely.

1. Organize your electronics

Before packing away your flat-screen TV or computer, spend some time getting everything in order. First, decide what items to relocate to your new home and separate them from the rest. 

Once you have done that, you can start looking for the best way to pack them, which leads us to step number two safely.

2. Pack your electronics into the original packaging

If you have the original box for your electronic device, it is best to use it for the upcoming relocation.

Original boxes contain pre-shaped foam parts and inserts to keep items from moving and becoming damaged during transportation. That means your electronics will arrive at your new home safely and in perfect condition.

3. Find a quality moving box

If you can’t find where your original packaging is, relax; that is not a problem! You can use moving boxes large enough to hold your electronic device.

Luckily, we have experience with the types and sizes of moving boxes. Click here to find a moving bundle perfect for your needs!

4. Use moving blankets

When packing electronic devices, our advice is always to use moving blankets. Cover the devices with padded blankets and put them against the wall or fence for that extra support.

5. Label your items and cables

Label everything! It will make your packing and unpacking process so much easier. You can use printable moving labels on every side of your moving box, but remember to label your cords and cables too.

Once you unplug all your devices, put a colored sticker on each end of the cable. You can also take photos of the wires just to know where each one goes when you start reconnecting everything.

You can write the contents of each box, the name of the room you plan to put them in, and even some useful instructions that may be helpful when you start to unpack everything.

6. Protect everything

Electronics are often delicate, so you need to protect them well. You can use towels or bubble wrap to cushion the top and bottom of the box. It’s a good idea to select an anti-static bubble wrap to avoid the potentially damaging effects of static electricity on your electronic devices.

There shouldn’t be empty spots inside a box once the electronic devices have been packed. If there is any space left, you can fill it with crumbled packing paper or soft towels. We also recommend cardboard separators to ensure your belongings’ safety and to keep appliances neatly organized.

Once everything is packed, tape each side of the moving box, including the bottom.

7. Make a moving inventory list

Create an inventory list of items in each box. This will help you stay organized and know what’s inside every box. It will also make the entire unpacking process faster, and you will know exactly where each appliance is located.

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