How to Pack and Move Electronics?
Packing up your belongings can be a stressful process. The more stuff you have, the more time it takes and the more money it costs to pack and ship. It’s essential to pack and move your electronic devices properly. Any damage sustained during transportation could significantly reduce their value or render them completely unusable.
When you’re packing and moving your home or office, it’s easy to overlook your valuables. For example, a box of electronics can be easily broken or misplaced, leading to big headaches during your move.
Moving with electronics can be tricky as there are different types of packing materials you need. However, if you take the time to make sure that the electronics are packaged right, it will make moving them easier and also ensure that they arrive safely at their new destination.
Here’s how to protect and safely pack all of your electronics during a move.
- Get your electronic items ready to move:
- Take out all the batteries of all electronic items, including remotes. It saves your items. Batteries may overheat and leak and keep them together in one place.
- Charge up all your rechargeable batteries a couple of days before you move.
- Eject CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays from your various devices and tape the drives shut. Then, place them all in separate boxes.
- In the case of laser printers, remove toner cartridges and secure them in a plastic, dust-proof bag.
- Eject other printer cartridges from non-laser printers and secure the printhead in place.
- Label your items and cables:
Labelling all the cables can be time-consuming, but it is worth it. It will be much easier for you to set everything up quickly in your new home. Wrap a white sticker around the cable and write the devices it connects. If it’s a power cord, write the item it powers on the sticker. Coil the cables and put an elastic band around so that they don’t tangle.
- Pack Devices into their original packing boxes – if Available:
The specialists recommend saving the original packaging for electronic devices – if possible. Using the original packaging is perhaps the best way to ensure the safe transportation of your precious electronics, especially if the foam protectors that come with the boxes have not been discarded. If you’ve never heard of this before, let us be the first to welcome you to the world of foam board. Foam board is quite ubiquitous in the world of shipping boxes, and people don’t really give it much attention until they have to move and need a box.
- Pick a moving box if you don’t have the original:
If you don’t have the original packaging, just use a moving box. Moving boxes are sturdy, and they are designed to protect things during shipment, so they’re the perfect choice for packing your electronic devices. The ideal method is to use boxes large enough to hold the item with plenty of Styrofoam packing peanuts on all sides. There should be at least two inches of space on all sides of the electronic so that you can use foam sheets, bubble wrap or any other kind of cushioning material to safeguard your electronic device.
- Add silica gel to the moving box:
In order to guarantee that all your belongings are safe during the move, you should add silica gel to the moving box. Silica gel packets are the little packets you typically see in shoe boxes and other packages that say “Do not eat.” Silica gel absorbs moisture, so it’s a great thing to include in your moving boxes so that it collects moisture on metal components that cause corrosion. Silica gel is a drying agent that helps to absorb moisture. It comes in tiny beads and is available at most pharmacies.
- Store electronics in a climate-controlled environment
While moving, store all of your electronics in a climate-controlled environment like a climate-controlled storage unit. Not only will the climate-controlled storage unit help to keep your electronics safe, but it will also help to extend the life of your electronics. If you’re not sure how to do this, contact a professional moving company, like ProMove Transport, to handle your electronics during the move. Electronics can be susceptible to damage from changes in temperature and humidity.
ProMove Transport has been dedicated to providing all our customers with a reliable and safe move. Whether you are moving within the county or making a long-distance trip, we want to help make your relocation as smooth as possible.
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