How to prepare electronics for your move
No matter how excited you are about your move, packing boxes for moving is the step you would like to skip if possible, right? Yes, we understand how tiresome and time-consuming it can be, especially when it comes to certain items that you just don’t know how to deal with. These usually include fragile and valuable things, such as dishes, glassware, and silverware, but we should also add expensive electronic devices to this list. So, you’re not the only one who’s somewhat worried about moving your electronics – most people are. But, the good news is that we are here to provide you with some tips for packing electronics. Follow the steps listed below and make sure your valuable items are delivered intact to your chosen destination.
- Backup your files
The first thing you should do before you actually start packing your electronics is to backup your data, just in case. Of course, you don’t want to think about the worst-case scenario, but you should. No matter how careful movers are with your devices and no matter how well you protect them, an accident might happen and your computer can end up damaged in some way. The only thing worse than that is not being ready for possible mishaps. But, when you do backup your files, even if something happens with your computer during the transportation, at least you’ll be sure that you’ve saved all the important documents.
- Stick to your manuals
When buying electronic devices, it is advisable to keep your manuals even if you don’t need them at the moment, because when you’re supposed to pack a device in question, these will come in handy to look for some particular warnings or advice. In case you threw the manuals away right after your purchase, don’t worry – you can still call customer service or check the manufacturer’s website to find the necessary information and make sure your electronics are adequately protected.
- Make sure you have the right packing material
Once you finally get to the actual packing, first check whether you have the right packing material to protect your devices. Of course, it would be best to use the original boxes, but if you don’t have them anymore, make sure that the boxes you want to use are as close to the shape of your devices as possible. Once you gather enough moving boxes, you should also buy strong packing tape, anti-static packing materials, and packing blankets or plastic wrap.
- Organize cables and remotes
We understand that you might not be patient enough to pack all the wires and cables neatly, given how hectic packing can be, but you will do yourself a favor if you find the time and patience to do so. Just imagine how frustrating it would be to get to your new house and have to untangle all these, not knowing which cable belongs to which device. So, we suggest that you organize and label them so as to avoid any confusion later on. It is also advisable to put them in the same box as their corresponding device, so you won’t have any trouble keeping track.
So, if you’re sure you don’t want to hire professionals to take care of packing electronics, follow the previously listed steps, and you should be good to go. If, however, you’re still worried about something getting damaged in spite of those precautionary measures, remember that there is always the possibility of leaving this tricky task to the experts. Give us a call today to learn more about our packing services.