More than likely, you spent a pretty penny on your electronic items and you want to preserve them as much as possible. That can become a little difficult while you’re moving. You may be inclined to rush things just to get it over with, but that’s a surefire way to break your PlayStation or your TV. Yeah, instead of doing that, think about carefully moving electronics with these basic tips for packing electronics.
Moving Electronics, the Careful Way
1. Backup files
If you’re moving a computer, you never know what could happen. It will be very smart to backup all your files BEFORE you unplug and pack up your electronic devices. What does it mean to backup? It means that you take the files on your computer and back them up onto an external hard drive (or even an online one). If you’re carrying a camera, the same goes for that as well.
2. Remove ink cartridges from printers
The last thing you want is one of your electronics to burst open and spew black ink all over your stuff. This is a problem that can ruin more than just your electronics. It’s important to make sure you remove the ink cartridges from your printers before moving.
3. Place devices in original (or similar) packages
Moving electronics would be much easier if we just had easy access to all the original packing. That is rarely the case, especially for bigger electronic devices. But for packing and unpacking those smaller electronic devices, make sure you hold on to the original packaging. If not, store them in something that is of similar size. This will allow the minimal amount of movement and, therefore, make the move a lot safer.
4. Keep parts together
When you pack up a bunch of electronics, it’s easy to lose some essential pieces: chords, screws, plugs, etc. That’s why you should always pack those pieces together with the original item. If you don’t have packaging that’s big enough to hold the original item (TV, computer, radio, etc) along with the chords and everything else, get smaller bags and keep them all together. Tape them if you have to, but just make sure to label them and never separate them.