We are often asked about what to pack, what not to pack, and items that need even extra packing for an upcoming move. Many of those questions revolve around technology. Since our lives depend on it now, it makes perfect sense you would have a whole host of different devices around the home. Those can include computers, video games, televisions and even personal technology devices.
Here are some guidelines for protecting all your electronic devices when you move to your new home.
Protecting televisions during your move
Let’s tackle the big items first, the TV. The best and most affordable way to move a flat-screen TV is to use the original box. We do however offer a corrugated box if you don’t have the original. If you want the added protection, we recommend you have your moving company build a special crate for that flat-screen TV. When we come to survey your home and get an idea of what your move will actually look like, we will recommend this if you’re nervous about the move. It can save you a lot of headaches in the long run if you have us go back to our shop and build a crate for this. If you are moving long-distance, it makes a lot of sense to utilize our in-house crating shop.
Take care of computers and laptops when moving to your new home.
When it comes to moving your personal computers, it might make sense for you to take these with you. If you’re driving in a car to your new home, this is obviously easy. But if you are moving across the country, you may need the moving company to handle this. Again, we can build a crate for just about anything so make sure you tell your move manager how you would like these packed and transported. If you are the type of person that needs complete control of your data, it may make you more comfortable to transport these yourself. And before you move any type of computer, make sure you have a recent backup of all your data.
Your Ipad, Kindle, or other personal items are probably best suited to travel with you in some way. In fact, you may want them by your side for email, games, or other entertainment while you travel.
What to do with video games during your move
Depending on how much you or your kids “need” video games, it may be best to pack those consoles on the moving van. They can withstand a little moving around and unless you need them right away in your new home, you might be able to do without them for a day or so. Once more, if you have the original packaging, that is one of the best ways to protect video game consoles. If you do not have the original box, ask your moving company for the proper box as well as the padding needed. That can include bubble wrap or packing peanuts.
If you would like to keep your kids occupied at destination while the moving company does their job, you’ll either want to bring these video games with you or have the moving company pack them last so you have access to them immediately.