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How to Pack Computers, Game Consoles, Stereo Equipment & Electronics for Moving in Hawthorne, CA

When you need to move, whether is it long distance or short distance, you must be extra careful when packing and moving your home’s expensive electronics. It is very common during a move for electrical devices to get damaged somewhere along the way. Most damage may have been prevented with proper packing techniques. Prodigy Moving & Storage would like to share a few tips on how you can pack and move your home electronics without damaging or breaking them during the move.

Check Electronic Product Manuals for Packing Instructions

If you are one of those types of people who still have your electronics manuals then you are ahead of the game. Often the product manual will provide packing methods as well as storage. Many electronics are sensitive to heat and is one of the major obstacles when moving. Make sure if you rent a pod that electronics do not go inside the pod. Electronics are better if they are loaded last to reduce prolonged exposure to the heat. Some pod storage facilities are air conditioned. Ask where the pod goes and if it is climate controlled.

How to Wrap & Pack Electronics for Moving

Many people will keep their original electronic packaging in the event they need to move. If you are one of these people, then reuse the original packaging since it was custom fitted to hold and protect your electronics safely. Not everyone has the foresight to hang onto their original packaging. This means now you must pack them up as safely as possible. TV and larger electronics should be wrapped and taped tightly with either large bubble wrap or with moving blankets to protect them from impact damages. In some cases, you may even want to have them put in custom crates to ensure they are protected. Make sure to label the electronics that are placed in boxes and label them with the contents in the boxes. Make sure you write the word “fragile” on the box.

Organize Cables for Moving & Storage

Moving is a daunting task. You will likely have to take extra time off work to get the job done and put other things in your life on hold to do it all. When moving out of state, there are a ton of other things you will have to do such as switching utilities, finding a new home, making phone calls and preparing your family and pets for the move. Employing friends and family to help isn’t always as easy as it seems either. A professional can pack up and move your entire house in a fraction of the time, sometimes cutting the workload down to a mere few hours instead of days! Save yourself the drama of bending, heavy lifting, carrying and securing boxes and spend your time doing more important things. Moving is stressful, you deserve all the help you can get!

Loading Electronics Onto Moving Truck

When loading your electronics into the moving truck, avoid stacking other items or boxes on top of them. Electronics are not designed to withstand a lot of weight. Instead, electronics should be packed or loaded last in the truck, and if nothing else, they should be loaded on the top of the other boxes along with the other fragile items in your home. Again, it is important to label your electrical devices so if you are using a professional moving service they can ensure your electronics stay safe.

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