PACKING ELECTRONICS, PACKING A TV AS AN EXAMPLE
The questions are
- Is there any secure way of packing electronics such as a monitor when we do not have the original packing supplies?
- How to pack a TV, for example, for moving when you do not have the original box?
- How to pack a TV for shipping?
Packing electronics is a critical process in any move. Electronics include many expensive devices, from TVs, PCs, DVD players to Wi-fi systems and computer screens. As you know, they are all vulnerable to dust and damage. Keeping the original packing material seems the best option for packing electronics. However, some people do not keep their original boxes. With or without original packing, you need to protect these delicate devices, anyway.
Packing electronics in the absence of original packing supplies? The following way is how the professionals do it.
COVERING ELECTRONICS WITH SHRINKWRAP
Many moving companies use blankets to protect expensive and fragile items. However, almost all blankets, even the brand new ones, carry some dust that might damage electronics. Therefore, our movers shrink wrap these devices first to protect the electronic devices from any dust.
USING CARDBOARD TO PROTECT THE SCREEN
After that, our movers cover the sensitive surface with cardboard. Why cardboard? Because it is the best material to protect the screen surface from any possible damage.
COVERING THE DEVICE WITH A BLANKET
Now, it is safe to cover the device with a blanket as the device is well protected. This padding helps protect the device from any physical damage. However, it would be best if you held the moving blanket on the device. Our movers cover the device with one more layer of shrink wrap. Alternatively, you can use tape to secure the blanket on the device.
Finally, at Metro Vancouver Movers, our movers pack the protected electronic device behind a soft object such as a mattress inside the truck.
Now, you know how to pack and move your flat-screen TV if you want to move it in your car. Also, as we mentioned, if you will store your flat-screen TV, you can use the same packing. Besides, if you do not have your monitors packing and boxes, you can use the same packing for your monitors. Please get in touch with us if you want professionals to do it for you.
PACKING A TV FOR SHIPPING
If you need to ship your TV overseas or long distance, you can also consider other options such as custom crates for packing.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT MOUNTING AND UNMOUNTING YOUR FLAT-SCREEN TV OR PACKING ELECTRONICS
Moving your TV is a crucial part of a move. It is a delicate process as multiple players are involved: you, the movers and maybe a professional installer.
We can break down the process of moving a TV into the following steps:
- You or an electrician unmounts your TV.
- You or your electrician put the TV in the original box.
- Movers move your TV on moving day.
- The movers will unload your TV and place it at your new place.
- You or an electrician removes it from the box. If you do not have a package, the movers will wrap the TV for the move and unwrap it at the destination.
- Sometimes, the TV stands in a corner at your new place for a couple of days before installation.
- You or a professional electrician will mount and install it.
Upon installation, you might find the TV damaged. So, whodunnit? You, the electrician or the movers?
- Now, at Metro Vancouver Movers, we DO NOT unmount or mount your TV from the wall or TV stand. Why? The newer flat-screen TVs, especially when attached to the wall by a TV mount, are prone to damage with the slightest pressure on the screws connected to the TV.
- We also DO NOT remove your TV base.
- We require our movers to ensure the TV is functional before transporting it.
- Upon arrival at your new place, we will examine the TV to ensure it is as functional as before.
In the case of shipping your TV, you might be interested in our custom crate services.