When it comes to moving home, there are a few items which are most daunting to pack and transport – and one of these is your TV. Flat screen TVs are easy to break, and it is important to understand how to protect them throughout every stage of your move.
Almost all home movers own a TV, some even multiple, as they provide entertainment and a way for everyone to gather. As a result, everyone will likely have to move with their TV at some point. Do you know how to best move a TV and ensure it stays damage free? We are here to help give you all the advice you need to learn how to move your valuable and fragile TV, and make a daunting task into an easy one. Read on for our recommended TV Boxes and moving tips.
How to Pack a TV for Moving Home
No one wants to have to face replacing a TV alongside already expensive moving costs. Protect your TV, and take the stress out of moving, no matter how far or big your move may be. The screen of your flat screen TV is fragile and delicate, and can be easily cracked or scratched. The best thing you can do is be mindful, and follow our guide below:
Step One: Unplug all cables and Properly Store Them
Before even touching your TV, the best thing you can do is remove and unplug all cables, attachments and consoles. You can velcro or otherwise attach cables to their corresponding console, or keep them all together in a bag or box. Be sure to properly pack all consoles and cords, and keep them together to make setting up at your new home as easy as possible. During this stage it is also recommended that you clean your TV.
Step Two: Prepare Your TV
At this stage, your goal is providing a protective layer to your screen. Wrapping your screen in blankets, bubble wrap or a TV pouch is the best way to prevent scratches. Even if you are using a box specially designed for moving a TV, there is still potential for scratches. We recommend adding this extra layer as a precaution.
If you use a blanket, be sure to secure it with a rope or bungee cord. If you use bubble wrap or packing paper, use tape to keep this protective layer in place.
Step Three: Finding the right TV Moving Box
Arguably the most important piece of the moving puzzle is finding the right box. Choosing a box that is specifically made to fit your TV can make all the difference in keeping your TV safe. At Jetbox, we sell durable, Australian made TV Moving Boxes in a number of sizes to suit your TV and your moving needs.
Keep your TV safe, and make moving it easy as pie, with Jetbox’s TV Boxes. See our full range online now.
Step Four: Place TV Inside your Moving Truck Thoughtfully
Choose placement inside your moving truck or van carefully. Slide it into the vehicle in an upright position, and try to keep the box between other items to keep it from moving around or falling over. Do not place the TV on its side.
Unpacking your TV
Once your TV is safely in its new home, don’t rush to unpack it and damage it after all your hard work!
Firstly, set the TV down in the upright position. Use two or more people to lift the screen out of the box, lifting from the side or top. Let the TV sit for a moment before plugging everything in and turning it on. Follow all instructions when mounting your TV to the wall.
And you’re done!
Australian Made, Affordable TV Moving Boxes
Jetbox makes durable and affordable moving boxes for all home movers. It is our goal to ensure moving home is an achievable feat, and to help make new moving boxes fit into everyone’s budget. Our specially designed and made TV boxes are perfect for anyone moving a flat screen TV. Easy to use, and available in a number of different sizes, there is a Jetbox TV Box for you!