packing electronics

PACKING ELECTRONICS, PACKING A TV AS AN EXAMPLE

The questions are

  • Is there a secure way to pack 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, and 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.

Are they packing electronics in the absence of original packing supplies? The following way is how the professionals do it.

COVERING ELECTRONICS WITH SHRINKWRAP

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HOW TO MOVE A FLAT-SCREEN TV WITHOUT A BOX

Many moving companies use blankets to protect expensive and fragile items. However, almost all blankets, even brand-new ones, carry 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

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packing electronics, how to move a flat-screen TV without a box

packing electronics how to transport a tv without a box

covering the TV screen with rigid cardboard to avoid any possible damage to the TV 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

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It is safe to cover the device with a blanket as it is well protected. This padding helps protect the device from any physical damage. However, holding the moving blanket on the device would be best. Our movers cover the device with one more layer of shrink wrap. Alternatively, you can use tape to secure the blanket on the device.

RESULT:

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Finally, at Metro Vancouver Movers, our movers pack the protected electronic device inside the truck behind a soft object, such as a mattress.
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, you can use the same packing if you will store your flat-screen TV. Besides, if you do not have your monitors packing and boxes, you can use the same packing for your monitors. Please contact 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 a moving day.
  • The movers will unload your TV and place it in your new place.
  • You or an electrician remove 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 several 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?

  • 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.

You might be interested in our custom crate services if you ship your TV.