How To Pack A TV For Moving
A TV is a delicate and expensive piece of equipment, so if you’re moving house, it’s important to think about how you’re going to pack it up. The screen can be easily damaged if it’s not properly protected, whilst the internal components can be damaged if they are jostled around too much during the move. Packing a TV correctly will help ensure that it arrives at its new destination in one piece and that you’re not left disappointed with a broken flat screen. In this blog post, we list the five steps to take when properly packing a TV for your move.
1. Disconnect all the cables from your TV
When packing a TV for moving, it’s important to disconnect all the cables. This will prevent them from getting caught and damaged during the move. Picking the TV up with all the cables attached is also a safety hazard, with loose plugs causing injuries and evening breaking other objects. It’s important to look after all cables and wires because they’re important for controlling the TV’s picture and/or sound and aren’t always easy to replace.
2. Wrap the TV in a protective material
It’s important to wrap the TV in bubble wrap or packing paper when moving it, which protects it from scratches, bumps and other damage. Packing paper is a relatively inexpensive way to keep your TV safe during a move. If you’re using bubble wrap, make sure to use the thicker, more durable type so that it doesn’t puncture easily. It’s also a good idea to put the wrapped TV in a sturdy box for extra protection.
However, these aren’t the only kinds of packing material you can use. Other types include:
- Packing peanuts: These are small, Styrofoam pieces that can help fill any empty spaces in the box and keep your TV from moving around too much.
- Foam wrap: Foam wrap is similar to bubble wrap, but it’s thinner and not as durable. It’s a good option if you’re looking for something less expensive than bubble wrap.
3. Place the TV in a sturdy cardboard box
Packing a TV for moving can be a bit tricky. You want to make sure that you have a sturdy cardboard box that will protect the TV during transport. You also want to ensure that the box is big enough to fit the TV and any other items you need to pack with it, such as the cables or a remote as well as the packing materials that need to surround it to protect it during transit.
4. Seal the box securely with packing tape
It’s very important to seal the box securely with packing tape when moving a TV. This is because the tape will help prevent the box from opening during the move, especially if it’s jostled around in the van. Consider using packing or duct tape as these are two strong tape options that are unlikely to disintegrate.
5. Make sure to lift and carry the box carefully
It’s important to make sure you lift and carry the TV box carefully when moving as it can be damaged easily. A TV is very fragile and if it’s dropped or hit against something, the screen could break. The TV also contains sensitive electronic components that can be damaged if they are jostled around too much, not to mention you could hurt your back if you don’t lift it properly.