In many households, large screen televisions are the entertainment epicenter of the home. So, if you're moving, you want to make sure your large screen televisions arrive at your new home scratch-free and ready for viewing. How you pack and transport your television will determine whether or not this goal is achievable. Do you know what to do? Learn how to prep, pack, and transport a large television on moving day.
To prep your television, use a clean cloth to wipe away any particles that might be on the television. If the television is excessively dusty, the dust particles can settle inside the television during the transport process and cause damage.
Also, ensure the cloth is clean. If the cloth has any dirt or other particles on it, it could scratch the screen of the television. As an added tip, take a picture of the rear of your television before you disconnect it. You can then use the picture as a guide when you need to reconnect your television and other components.
It would seem more efficient to pack the cables and your television together, but you don't want to make this mistake. If you pack the two items together, you are asking for damage. During the transport process, it's easy for cords to scratch the screen or cause other damage.
Next, ensure the television is packed inside a slightly larger box. A larger box will leave space for you to place a protective styrofoam around the television. You also need to ensure that the television remains in an upright position. Packing the television upside down can cause significant damage.
In terms of transport, it's critical that you also carry the television in an upright position. In terms of placement of the television in your moving truck or van, be mindful of where you place the television. For example, don't place the television near any item that could easily move and slam into the television.
You should also not place the television in any part of the truck where it could easily tip over. If you can, try to barricade the television in a corner where it can't move and no other items on the truck can get near it.
If you really want to protect your large screen television and all your other belongings, contact a professional moving company such as Bekins Van Lines Inc. A moving professional will safely and efficiently prep, pack, and transport all your belongings on your behalf.