How to Safely Transport Your Flat-Screen Television
Usually, the TV is one of the last things people plan to pack. Even though it’s a commonly used house item, most people are too stressed out about moving to take the time and effort to think about their TV transport. In most cases, moving the TV becomes such as a rushed job that it becomes broken. In this guide, we’ll help you avoid this and show you how to move your flat-screen television safely.
In moving your flat-screen TV, you should be sure to prepare it for the move properly. First, you should take a picture of your TV and all its cables, so you know which cables go where when you arrive at your new location. Also, so you can make sure you arrive with all the right cables and aren’t missing anything.
The next step is to label all your cables with colored tape, which can easily be removed. Write on the tape which piece of equipment it goes to, such as the TV, DVD player, speaker system, etc. You don’t want to toss all your cables in one box before labeling them unless you want to spend hours untangling them and figuring out where they belong.
Before packing up your TV, you should be sure to wipe it down with a dry cloth to get rid of any dirt and dust. Dust particles that are left behind can cause damage to your TV screen and clog ports. However, you can refer to your TV manual for cleaning instructions.
We’re sure you’ve noticed how light and thin your flat-screen TV is by now. However, that convenient thin design also means it’s incredibly fragile. When you’re packing up your TV, it’s important you do so carefully and don’t skip any steps that can damage your device. Below, are a few steps you should follow to ensure you’ve properly packaged your TV for transport.
Place Your TV in the Right Packaging
We hope you kept your TV’s original packaging, such as the packing foam and protective covering since this will be valuable to package it properly. However, if you don’t have these items, you can easily buy packing peanuts, bubble wrap, and a cardboard TV moving box. You should be sure to use a box that isn’t much larger than the TV, with enough room for packing materials, but not enough room for the TV to damage itself.
Cover it Up
If you still have the protective covering that came with the TV, that’s great! If you don’t, no need to fret, you can use an old blanket or towel to cover the screen from damage. Just make sure you don’t use anything that has zippers or buttons since that can damage the screen.
Label the Box
The final step before moving your flat-screen television is to label it as your TV and as FRAGILE. If you’re using a professional moving company, this helps ensure this box isn’t placed on the bottom of the truck and helps you identify it as your TV once you arrive at your new home.
Although it’s greatly overlooked, it’s important to put in time and effort to safely transport your flat-screen TV. Hopefully, with the help of this guide, you can take the right steps to ensure the safety of your device and prevent any damages in the process of moving it.