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Moving Company, Packing Electronic Devices

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Make Sure You Back Up All Your Electronic Files

To be on the safe side, we recommend that you back up your computer files on a portable hard drive or a cloud storage service. These files could be photos, videos, music and important personal or business documents. Saving or Backing up your files will save your data in case anything happens to your computer during the packing and moving process. For extra security, back them up in two different locations.

Packing Electronics

Disconnect Your Electronic Devices

This is an important step when packing your electronic devices. Take pictures of the wiring configuration before you start disconnecting the wiring to your electronics to have an easier time when reconnecting them. Pulling the power cords and plugs is the easy part. If you fail to do it in a planned and organized manner, you may get confused when it’s finally time to reconnect the wiring to all of the devices. Remove toner and ink cartridges from printers, batteries from remote controls, and media like games, CDs and DVDs from optical drives and pack them separately. Be careful with electronic devices that need special packing procedures, or need special packing materials.

Pack the Electronic Devices in Appropriate Boxes

It is always advisable to keep the original boxes that came with the electronic devices in case you relocate. If you still have the original boxes, make them your first choice when its time to pack. Normally original boxes have original packing and padding materials. Instead of using general packing boxes, first try to get replacement boxes from the electronics’ manufacturers. If no electronic-specific box is available, look for a box that is slightly larger than the electronic to avoid shifting during transportation. You can get thick, heavy duty boxes from a liquor store or grocery store.  Or order specialized packing materials from mover supply companies.

Packing Materials

The small extra cost for packing materials is well worth it to make sure that your expensive electronics don’t get damaged during the move. It is imperative that you have the required packing materials to keep your electronic devices safe. Anti-static bubble wraps are an excellent idea when wrapping up sensitive electronics like laptops and TVs. It creates an amazing cushioning effect against possible accidents during the move. It wont hurt to add an extra layer of bubble wrap for added protection. You should never use materials that conduct electricity to pack your electronics. As filler, you can use packing paper or old newspapers. Avoid using newspapers as wrappers because the ink from the newsprint can stain your electronic devices. Use packing tape to seal your boxes after you’re done with packing the contents of the box.

Label Your Boxes Correctly

Labeling boxes may seem like a simple process, but labeling boxes is vital to the moving process. Some electronics are more delicate than others. Never pack heavy equipment in the same box as fragile electronic devices. Shifting on transit could crush your expensive electronics. Use a permanent marker to label all of the boxes.  This will ensure that the moving company will be extra careful when loading and offloading your boxes. When it’s finally time to unpack your electronic devices, you will realize the importance of labeling. By accurately packing and labeling your boxes, it will ease the moving process.

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