How to Prepare a Flatscreen TV for your Move.
Some items are exceptionally delicate and require much more attention than others during the relocation process. Preparing these items, packing them, and finally, loading them needs to be approached with extra care. Flatscreen TVs belong to this group since they are bulky and can be easily damaged. The TV is an essential piece of every household. It's a valuable source of entertainment and information, so it's no wonder that some people are spending a lot of money on TVs. So, to most of us, a TV is not something we can throw away as soon as it gets damaged and buy a new one whenever we want. Therefore, our team at Big Boy Movers has decided to share a guide on preparing a flatscreen TV for your move. Make sure to do everything necessary to keep your beloved TV safe during the upcoming relocation.
Get the necessary packing supplies
The need for packing supplies depends on whether or not you have the original box the TV came with. If you do, that's great. The company that sold you a TV uses those boxes for a reason, and it's evident that you safely transferred the TV in it before. But, keep in mind that the state of these boxes might not be perfect, especially if they're more than 1-year old. They won't provide the high level of protection they used to. Additionally, most boxes come with styrofoam inserts to keep the TV in place. If you tossed the inserts and just held the box, you might need foam packing peanuts or bubble wrap to keep the TV in place.
On the other hand, if you don't have the original box, and let's face it, a lot of us throw it away as soon as we unpack the TV, then you'll need some packing supplies. Although, if you're planning to ask your movers for packing services, you may not need this because movers usually bring their packing supplies. Whichever option you choose, these are the 4 things you can't pack your TV without:
⦁ Moving boxes that fit your TV
⦁ Packing tape
⦁ Foam pieces for the corners of your TV
⦁ Moving blankets
One of the key steps to prepare a flatscreen TV for your move is to gather the necessary packing supplies.
Unplugging the cords
This is a crucial step when preparing your flatscreen TV for the move. Logically, you must unplug all the cords and accessories before moving a TV. But what people often forget is that you need to organize these cords properly while packing them. Otherwise, it may take a while to set the TV up when unpacking in your new home, especially if you lost the TV instruction manual. When relocating, it's essential to think a few steps ahead. That helps us avoid unpleasant surprises along the way, and if we anticipate the tasks successfully, it will be easier to tackle them.
All electronics, including TVs, should be cleaned before packing.
Cleaning items before packing and transferring them is a necessity. Dust, leftover food, any signs of moisture, etc., can be very harmful during the relocation process, especially if you intend to store these belongings. So, when packing electronics, make sure to prepare gadgets the right way by cleaning them thoroughly. As far as TVs are concerned, it's essential to clean the screen. The best tool to do this is a specialized TV screen cleaner you can find in most stores. Also, make sure that there's no dust in the vents. Electronics are too important to put them at risk, so it's essential to take care of them properly. And only after you have finished cleaning it's time to pack your TV.
Every one of your items, including the TV and the rest of the electronics, should be cleaned before packing.
Packing is the most important thing when preparing a flatscreen TV for your move
The quality of packing will determine the outcome of your relocation and if anything gets damaged, not only for TVs but all of your items. Not much can go wrong if your items are packed and loaded correctly. So, how to prepare a flatscreen TV for your move? Pack it with the help of all the packing supplies we mentioned in the first section. A box where you put your TV should be neither too large nor too small. Make sure to put your TV in the upright position. And, of course, protect the corners of the flatscreen TV as these are the most fragile parts of the device. Or, to be precise, they're most prone to damage. If you don't feel up for this, you can ask your movers to help you out. After all, professionals will surely do a better job than amateurs in packing and relocation processes.
Keeping the TV safe during the transport
Whether transporting a TV directly to your new home or transferring it to a storage facility for long-term storage, you have to do it right. We're aware we emphasized the importance of every step through this article, but there's a reason for that. Any mistake could be costly, so approach this final step with as much attention as the other steps.
If you're moving on your own, once again, remember to put the TV in the upright position. A flat position could lead to pressure on one side of the screen, or even worse, you might forget that your TV is in that box and put something heavy on top of it. It would help if you didn't squeeze your TV between other heavy boxes. If you packed it properly, there's little chance of damage during the transport. However, please do your best to keep it safe as a precaution. On the other hand, if you're relocating with professional movers, you can sit back and relax because your flatscreen TV will be safe with them.
There it is. We showed you how to prepare a flatscreen TV for your move. Hopefully, this article has been helpful. We're confident that if you follow these steps, your TV will arrive safely at its destination. Remember, every step is essential, and you shouldn't skip anything during the preparation. And, if you don't want to take any chances, consider asking moving experts to help you with your TV. We wish you the best of luck with the upcoming move!