Tips For Packing Your Home Electronics For A Move

Are you going to be moving in the future and plan on taking all your electronic devices with you? If so, it helps to know what you should be doing to pack these items up properly.

Remove Discs

A common mistake that people make when moving electronic devices is leaving discs in the devices when they go to pack them. Having a DVD in a DVD player or a game disc in a game console can be problematic for the device that you are using. For example, that disc inside the unit can move around and potentially bump against the laser that reads the disc, which can damage the device. 

Remove All Cables

You may think that you are making life easier for yourself by leaving power adapters and HDMI cables plugged into the devices that you are moving. Unfortunately, this can cause more harm than good. You do not want an electronic device to get bumped around when it is in transit if cables are plugged into it, because there is a risk that the cables can break off within the device. If you end up having a power cable that is broken inside the port, you'll have no way to easily fix it and get the device working again. You'll end up spending money on repairs or buying new cables as a result.

The best thing you can do to keep things organized is to place cables in plastic bags so that they are all grouped together. You'll know that the bag for the Blu-ray player has the proper power cable and HDMI cable so you don't have to hunt for it later.

Pack Item In Original Boxes When Possible

Have you been holding onto any of the original boxes for items? Now is the time to use them for your upcoming move. These boxes are designed for protecting the item during shipping, and you'll never find a better way to protect the item during transit. The box will have molded Styrofoam or cardboard cutouts that fit the electronic perfectly. 

If you do not have the original box you are not completely out of luck. You can still get by with using plenty of packing material to cushion the electronic device within a box. Just make sure that the box is not too heavy and the bottom breaks open during transit.

For more tips on packing electronics, reach out to a local moving company