Packing and moving electronics is a sensitive work. Electronic devices are fragile and they require a lot of attention while packing. You have to take care of all the important parts, don’t lose any cords and more importantly, you have to be careful not to lose all the files just because you mishandled the packing. Additionally, you have to be careful not to damage any internal components due to bumps on the road. To prevent all these mishaps from happening, here is how you should pack your electronics for moving.
Don’t forget to back up
Before turning off your computers and putting them into prepared boxes, you should make sure all the files are backed up. Any important photos, videos, documents and projects should be safe, but you can double back them up by uploading all of these files on the cloud or an external HDD. This is just a precaution in case any damages occur during the moving process.
The right packing materials
You want to make sure your electronics are safe while in the truck, and you should rely on sturdy materials. Find sturdy boxes, slightly larger than the devices you intend to pack. An even better option is the original packaging of the device if you’ve saved it. Then, you will need some strong packing tape to make sure the box won’t open.
Also, since all the electronic devices are sensitive to static electricity, you should find plenty of anti-static packing materials, such as bubble wrap and secure your devices inside the box. For some extra safety, you can use sheets, blankets and towels to fill the empty space in the box and prevent any scratches and damages to your devices.
Organize the remotes and cords
Don’t just hastily throw all the cords in one box. They will get tangled into one blob of wires. You don’t want to lose an entire day on untangling the cables so handle your cords with caution. Wrap all the cords neatly and label them according to their devices. Try and keep the corresponding devices and cords in the same box, so you don’t lose anything or get frustrated while searching for the right cord. The same goes for remotes or other accessories. Keep them with their devices and you will be happy to know where everything is when you start unpacking.
Watch the temperature
Extreme temperatures are bad for electronics and they could get pretty damaged if something goes wrong. So, you should be very careful when choosing a vehicle for moving since some of them could cause overheating. If you are not sure what you should do, you can rely on these Sydney-based experts for city removals to help you with everything from packing your devices and securely transporting them to your new place, to unpacking.
If everything is properly packed and secured, there should be no problems while moving, especially if you’ve placed some bubble wrap inside the boxes. Additionally, if you are moving a printer, you should remove the ink cartridges since they are also very sensitive to extreme temperatures. Save yourself some trouble and mess by placing them into plastic bags.
Label everything after packing
It is already established that you should label the cords to know to which device you should connect them later. However, these labels are not enough. Since you are moving a very precious and fragile cargo, it is a good idea to label the boxes as well. You can write on the box which device is inside, but you can take a step further.
Label each box as “Fragile” or “This Side Up” so you or the moving company would handle all the boxes properly and carefully. Another great idea is labelling these boxes as “pack last” so the ones who are helping you will know where to put the boxes in the truck and prevent any crushed and damaged parts.
These several tips will help you organize and pack your electronics when moving. However, if you are still unsure how to properly handle all the components, packing materials and choosing an appropriate vehicle, you should consult with a moving company. Their professionals will skilfully handle everything and you won’t have any problems.