How To Properly Pack Electronics

The most important items to make sure you pack correctly would be your electronics. Knowing how to protect, and how to pack electronics for your move is a useful skill to have. We have a few easy steps for packing electronics on your move.

  • Back up all your data on everything.
  • Take a picture of how it is connected for future reference and label all cables for connection.
  • Pack in original box if possible.
  • Use cardboard or antistatic bubblewraps.
  • Follow Precautions on packing electronics.
  1. Back up all your data– make sure to go and make a copy of all files that are important. Back them up to two different locations to be sure that they are safe
  2. Photograph and label all cables– Taking a picture to have a visual of all connections will help make it easier for when you have to set up. Also labeling cables will ensure that you know exactly what goes where.
  3. Pack in original box– This would be the safest way to transport if you have kept the foam protector that it came in when it was new.
  4. Packing Materials– Make sure to have enough moving material and to secure the item in the box. Make sure to fill in all empty space within the cardboard box.

Moving Tips

  1. Do your research. Take time to do your homework before hiring movers, and don’t be afraid to ask the questions you find most important. What does insurance coverage on your items look like? Are the movers background-checked and drug-tested? Come moving day, you’ll want to ensure you’re protected, and having the right movers can make all the difference.
  2. Book early! To guarantee you have professional movers on the day most convenient to you, we recommend booking two to four weeks in advance.
  3. Try to have at least a sketchy floorplan of where you want those large furniture items to be placed.
  4. Find out what your movers cannot move ahead of time. Federal laws ban moving companies from transporting any hazardous materials, including paint, ammunition, and propane, to name a few. By asking ahead of time, you won’t be surprised come moving day.
  5. Start packing as soon as you have your moving date to avoid the mad rush of last-minute packing.
  6. The last items you pack up prior to your move will be your everyday kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom belongings.
  7. Get more boxes than you think you need – you might find out that you have more items to pack than you have expected.
  8. Keep valuables with you – don’t leave documents or expensive items in the hands of people you don’t know.
  9. Pay special attention to how you are packing your electronics for moving and especially your computer.
  10. Fill every box completely to save from space and packing materials.
  11. Let every child have their own suitcase with things for moving day in which they can put their toys, papers and some crayons.
  12. Have enough time in advance to pack your kitchen – it may take you a lot of time.
  13. Sign “fragile” on the boxes that is necessary.
  14. Make sure that all utilities at your new home are functioning before you actually move in.
  15. Change your address at the post office.