In order to prevent damage during your move, there are a handful of factors to keep in mind while packing and preparing. The first step when moving electronics is locating the owner’s manual for each device in your home.
Some owners are militant about keeping instruction manuals and have a system for where each one is stored the moment an electronic component is opened. However, if you are not a manual keeper, most manuals can be found online these days.
Doing a quick search for your model number—located somewhere on your device or appliance—typically yields the manual without issue. Once you have it pulled up or in hand, browse for any specific instructions on safely transporting the component.
Time Savers in the New Spot
If preparing your electronics for the move involves unplugging several wires or cables, make sure to label them beforehand. Labeling the ends by either writing the component each wire goes to on a piece of tape or using colored tape at both ends will save a lot of time when setting up the electronics in your new home.
When it comes to your computer setup, these same steps will help when putting it back together. Another time-saver is to take a picture of the setup before disassembling. Having a picture showing how each piece is connected makes for a handy guide when reassembling the components.
Packaging is Pivotal for Protecting Electronics
If you are a box-saver (probably the same group as the manual-keepers from above), then packing electronics up in the boxes they originally came in is the best option so long as they still have original packing material in them as well.
Large televisions are some of the most difficult items to transport safely during a move. If the original box and packaging is no longer available, the best action is to check with the moving company. The professionals will either have packaging available or will know where you can secure the right supplies in order to avoid damage to your televisions.
You also should allow all your electronics to adjust to a change in climate before powering them up.
The right moving company—like All Points Moving & Storage—will do all we can to make sure your electronics arrive in the same condition as when they left. Call All Points Moving & Storage at 860-530-5109 or get in touch online today!