When moving to a new place, you will often be faced with the problem of how to pack your electronic devices. These days, every modern household is filled with electronic items that range from the extremely compact and lightweight to the very large and bulky. If you are a tech-savvy person, then you might have a PC, laptop, tablet, printer, scanner, video game system, smart phone, TV, refrigerator, microwave oven and many other devices that use every day. Often, these devices come with several accessories, so packing them neatly becomes a challenge.
Here are 5 packing tips for electronic devices that you may find useful:
- Use the original boxes and packing materials: When buying any electronic item, you should make it a habit to store the original boxes and packing materials in a safe and secure location. As these are factory-designed-and-made to protect the electronic devices, they provide the best protection against damages. When packing any item, try to pack it exactly as it is meant to be packed. Do not cram any other items in the remaining spaces to ensure your items stay safe in transit.
- Use cardboard boxes and newsprint: If you have lost or thrown away the original boxes and packing materials, then wrap each electronic item in one or more layers of clean, dry newsprint and then put it inside a cardboard box. The newsprint provides a cushion as well as shielding the device from dust. You can put multiple items in a box provided there is enough space, but make sure there is adequate packing material inside the box so they will not bang against each other.
- Use colored stickers to identify the cords: Anyone can unplug and disconnect an electronic device and disconnect all the cords, but a lot of people have no clue where each cord goes afterwards. This is especially true for a PC which might have many devices connected to it, including the keyboard, mouse and monitor. If you are one of those people, then you can make it easier to identify each cord by putting a colored sticker on it or labeling it. Not only does it save you time, it also saves you money because you won’t need to call in an expert or purchase new cords later on.;
- Make a list of all the components: Reassembling the devices in your new home can be stressful if you don’t know where each component is, so make a list of all your electronic devices and related accessories. Remember to specify in which box you have packed each component. When the time to unpack and reassemble the devices comes, the list will really lighten your load and make setup go smoothly.
- Seal and cover the boxes: After you have packed your electronic devices, seal the boxes with packaging tape to keep out the dust and debris. Cover the boxes with light blankets, plastic sheets or moving pads for further protection. Label each box so that you will know what it contains. You may also want to put a FRAGILE sticker on the box to make sure your movers handle the boxes with care.
By putting these 5 packing tips into practice, you will be able to pack your electronic devices more safely and securely and make sure they arrive at your destination intact. If you’re a tech-lover, check out our free relocation app. Our app can help you organize all aspects of your move, from packing to budgeting.