1. Refer to the manufacturers’ guide for moving instructions. If you no longer have these, visit the manufacturer’s website for an online version or to request a copy. If you have the original packaging, use that to pack your equipment
2. When packing printers ensure you remove the toner and ink cartridges and store in sealable bags. Pack these bags in the same box with the equipment.
3. Purchase labels large enough to write on but small enough to secure to connection ports. Coloured, round sticky circles are perfect for this. Before disconnecting any wires or plugs, mark the cable and port you’re removing it from with a coloured label.
4. Use twist ties to secure cables so they don’t unravel. Place the cables and wires into a sealable bag and tape to the piece of equipment.
5. Try to use anti-static packing materials. Some materials conduct electricity that could damage your electronics.
6. Remove all parts that can be disconnected, wrap each piece separately and secure ends with tape.
7. Place the largest piece of equipment on the bottom of your box. Fill holes with an anti-static packing material and place smaller items on top. Make sure nothing rattles or can shift during relocation.
8. Seal your boxes with packing tape and mark it “Fragile” indicating which end is up, the contents and which room it belongs to.
9. CD’s and DVD’s cannot tolerate high temperatures. You may want to carry these with you as opposed to placing on the moving truck.
10. Look into Electronic Recycling programs to dispose of unwanted or old electronics. This will save you time and money relocating items you no longer need or use.
Avoid common mistakes and prevent damage to your TV by following these tips on how to pack and move your TV