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Tips for Packing Electronics for Your Move

November 30, 2020 | Moving Specialty Items, Packing Guides & Tips

When it comes to packing for a move, there are some things that are easier to transport than others. Electronics, for example, take a little extra preparation than some other belongings. However, with the right tips and tricks, you can safely move all of your gadgets.

How to Pack Your Electronics for Your Move

Electronics can be expensive. That’s why it’s important to protect them during the move to your new home. Follow our electronic packing tips to ensure all your gadgets make the move in one piece.

1.   Gather manuals and back up any data

Before you pack any of your electronics, make sure any data is backed up. It’s also extremely useful to gather any manuals or documents that go with the specific piece of technology; pack any manual literature in the same box as the device itself.

2.   Remove batteries

Remove batteries from your devices to keep them from overheating and leaking.

3.   Unplug any wires & accessories

To make your life easier once you arrive at your new home, label your cables and/or wires. Use colored stickers or tape to match the cable to the device that it goes with. This way, there won’t be any confusion once you get to your new destination. Once your devices and cables are labeled, wrap the cables neatly and place them in small plastic bags.

4.   Protect the fans in your devices

From computer monitors to TVs, it’s important to protect the fans in your devices. To do so, wrap your gadgets with bubble wrap or paper towels and tape them shut to prevent anything from entering the electronics.

5.   Use padded moving blankets for larger electronics

For bigger electronic devices, like flat-screen TVs, you can use padded moving blankets instead of trying to fit them into moving boxes.

6.   Cushion all your devices

When you pack your electronics away in boxes, make sure to use bubble wrap or another packing material to pad your gadgets. If you’re working on a device with a screen, use an extra layer of bubble wrap to protect it.

7.   Store electronics in a climate-controlled environment

Once you’ve packed your belongings, it’s important that you keep them in a climate-controlled space. This is crucial because even small amounts of moisture or temperature fluctuation can short circuit your electronics.

If you need help packing your electronics or moving your belongings to your new home, get in touch with the experts at Wheaton World Wide Moving! We are here to help at any point in the moving process. Get in touch with your local agent today!

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