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Electronics on the Move: Safeguarding Electronics During Your Move

Electronics such as laptops, TVs, gaming consoles and speakers are among the most valuable things you own and it’s crucial to take extra care when packing and moving these items. Protecting your gadgets requires some additional planning and considerations. Lucky for you, we put together this guide to help you through the process of safeguarding your gadgets during a move!


Before you start to pack:

  • Check the user manual: even if you don’t still have the hard copy of the user manual, most can be found online. Check it out and see if there are any special instructions for disassembling, disconnecting or moving the equipment.
  • Document everything: before you start to disassemble, take pictures of the set up and the connected cords. This will make the reassembly so much easier and faster if you have photos for reference!
  • Give it time: before you start to wrap or pack anything, make sure you disconnect at least 24 hours prior so that everything has a proper chance to cool down.
  • Gather supplies: if you have the original boxes the items came in, use them, as they are designed to fit and protect the device perfectly. Also purchase packing paper/bubble wrap, packing tape and markers and labels.



  • Wrap each item individually with packing paper or bubble wrap to cushion them properly.
  • Securely seal boxes with packing tape to prevent them from opening during the move.
  • Clearly label boxes containing electronics to indicate their fragility and the room they belong in at your new home.
  • Different types of electronics require slightly different packing techniques:
    • Computers/monitors: if you have the original box it came in, use that. If not, use sturdy boxes with plenty of padding.
    • TVs: if you have an extra blanket laying around that can be used, great! If not, buy a moving blanket and wrap the TV in it before placing it in a TV box. If you don’t have a TV box, use a box that is slightly larger than the TV and fill any gaps with packing paper.
    • Gaming consoles and small electronics: wrap them individually in bubble wrap and place them in size appropriate boxes with padding.
    • Printers/scanners: be sure to remove ink cartridges and toners and pack those separately. Secure moving parts to prevent damage. Make sure you put the ink and toners in a separate bag or small box and clearly label for ease of finding later!


Loading and transporting:

  • Use a dolly: dollies transport heavier electronics safely. If you don’t have one, buy one or borrow one from a friend. It’s totally worth it!
  • Secure in the vehicle: place electronics upright and secure them to prevent shifting during the move.


Setting up

  • Be careful: unpack carefully and set the electronic items up first before starting on other boxes.
  • Test: ensure everything works properly before discarding packing materials.


By following the tips in this blog, you can minimize the risk of damage to your electronic items during your move. Taking the extra time to secure and pack these items now will save you headaches later.

We know that moving can be stressful and trying to do it all on your own can be difficult. The Eyring Movers team of experts is here to help! Our movers are thorough and detailed, making sure all of your precious cargo is transported safely. From packing and moving to unpacking services and more, the Eyring Movers team would love the opportunity to help your family with your local or long distance move. If you need a mover in the Cleveland area, contact our team today for a free quote!