The world we live in is dominated by technology, so it’s inevitable that we keep a wealth of electronic devices in our homes. This is usually not a problem until we have to prepare for a move. Packing electronic devices can be tricky and many people struggle with not knowing how to properly handle their devices. This makes it especially difficult for movers and packers because when your devices are not packed in carefully, they are at risk of damage during the move.
It is important to ensure that your expensive electronic devices such as computers, tablets, video game systems, stereo equipment, and televisions are not damaged during the move. To help you with that, we have rounded up some tips that will help with your move:
1. Follow the product user’s guide
Your electronic devices’ user’s manuals will come in handy when you are preparing for a move. The user’s guide usually outlines any special instructions you may need to take to prepare for it to be moved or stored. Knowing how to properly disconnect the devices will help you organise the cables more efficiently and make it a lot easier for the movers and packers who will be assisting you with the move to your new place. Even if you do not have the hard copy of the product user’s guide, try searching for it on the web as most of these guides are available online through the manufacturers’ websites.
2. Unplug electronic devices 24 hours before packing them
If you are hiring professional movers to help you with your move, unplug all of the electronics you intend to take to your new home at least 24 hours before packing them. This will not only give you ample time for disconnecting your devices and storing them accordingly, but it will also help ensure that your equipment will be cool enough to be transported without internal damage. Most people do not consider this as they do not account for the time it takes for your electronics to cool down after use. While seemingly a small detail, it will go a long way in ensuring that your devices will not be damaged in the long run.
3. Organise your cables with coloured stickers
Having coloured stickers or labels by your side while you‘re packing your electronic devices will help you stay organised. Stick small coloured stickers on each cable as well as the same colour sticker where the cable connects to the device. Setting everything up in your new home will be significantly less stressful when you include this simple task in your packing process. When you have too many things to pack, and you don’t have the time to get sticker labels, professional moving services providers like CYC Movers can help! We also provide strong gripper tapes to ensure your boxes are securely sealed while being moved, so you won’t have to worry about your electronic devices falling apart.
4. Keep the original packaging
It is best to pack your electronic devices in their original packaging, since these typically contain pre-shaped protective foam pieces and custom inserts to keep your items from shifting during shipping, making it ideal for storing your items during a move. If you do not have the original boxes for your electronic devices, we recommend getting protective materials and covering all corners, screens, and internal mechanisms before storing the devices in secured boxes. Some moving companies are able to provide these additional packing materials besides boxes. So if you have a host of electronic devices to move, it would be good to take this into consideration when sourcing for a moving company.
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Moving is already stressful as it is, and most of the time, we neglect the importance of handling our electronic devices with care amidst the rush to get the packing process over and done with. This will result in us spending more time unpacking and more money on fixing our damaged electronic devices. We hope these tips will guide you through your packing process!
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