Packing electronics presents one of the biggest challenges for people moving from one house to the other. With the fragility of most electronics, it becomes imperative that you take extra care to ensure that they arrive at the new destination in one piece and in working order.
Here are a few tips to help you pack electronics (and other home appliances) safely:
Check manufacturer’s guide for special moving instructions
Make it a point of referring to the manufacturer’s guide or the user’s guide to see if there are special moving instructions for the item. If you no longer have the guide, simply check on the manufacturer’s website for an online version.
Keep original packaging
The best way to pack and move most electronics at home is to use their original packaging, but most people usually throw away such packages once they install their electronics. If you still have the original packaging then it will make more sense to use it. If you can’t find it however, then you can purchase specialty boxes from Atlanta moving stores to pack the item safely.
Mark cables and ports
Before you disconnect the wires and plugs, be sure to mark the cables and their respective ports so that you don’t have any difficulties in reconnecting them later. Other than using color codes to mark the cables, you can write numbers or letters on the labels to match the ports and cables for easy reconnection.
Carefully secure wires and cables
Once you have disconnected the wires and the cables, use twist ties to secure them so that they do not unravel. It is also advisable that you place them in a sealable bag and then attach it to the piece of equipment it belongs to.
Use anti-static packing bubbles
Never use materials that can conduct electricity when packing your electronics. A good choice would be to use anti-static bubbles or popcorns since they don’t conduct electricity, hence there is no risk of damage during handling. Such materials are easily available from numerous moving stores in Atlanta.
Mark packing boxes properly
Once packing boxes are sealed, mark as “Fragile” and indicate which side should go up. You can also indicate what kind of electronics are inside the box as well as which room it belongs to.
We hope these pro-tips help make moving a breeze, but You Move Me is here if you need any packing services or moving supplies. Just give our world-class call center a call now at 1-800-926-3900, and we would be happy to help get you moving!