When you can't do this, or are managing the move alone, take the time to look up how the experts do it. At Winnipeg Moving, we take extra care to break down and label electronic equipment, so that it can be easily reassembled later.
How to Properly Pack Electronics
When you are packing up your electronics, you'll need some essential supplies. Make sure to have a pen and paper, black marker, masking tape, bubble wrap or newspaper, zip ties, cardboard, and 3-ply cardboard boxes large enough for your electronics.
- Start by making a list of all your electronic equipment and each item's components. This will be helpful when putting items back together.
- Roll up and secure the cords and peripheral cords with zip ties so they are easier to pack. Place these cords in separate piles next to their electronics.
- Remove any batteries, ink cartridges, discs, and dongles from your electronics and store them in small baggies. Place with the appropriate cord piles.
- Cut out pieces of flat cardboard that are roughly the size of your computer monitors or television screens. Tape the cardboard pieces over the screens to protect them in transit.
- Wrap your electronics, televisions, game consoles, and hard drives, in a few layers of bubble wrap.
- Place electronics in separate boxes with their cords and accessories. Fill in any open space with bubble wrap or crumpled newspaper.
- Seal and label boxes clearly using the marker. Also, mark the boxes as 'Fragile.' You may want to indicate which way is up and which side the computer or television screen is facing inside the boxes.
If you own a lot of valuable or delicate electronics, you may benefit from hiring experienced Winnipeg movers to handle their packing and transport. Winnipeg Moving is happy to provide a free price estimate to move your electronic equipment. Just give us a call or fill out our online contact form to request a free consultation with one of our moving experts.