When I told my husband that I got promoted and that we would be moving across the country, you should have seen the look on his face. He was clearly devastated, and I didn't know what to do to make it better. Instead of focusing on the negative things, I started working with him to help him to overcome his grief. We talked about how we could stay in close touch with family and friends, and how to make the move less stressful than other moves in the past. This blog is all about moving without the hassle and heartache.
One concern that everyone has when moving is if their belongings will make it to their new place in one piece. This is especially true of one of the most expensive electronic devices in your home, your television. WIth many of the 65 inch 4K TVs costing between one and two thousand dollars, you'll want to take some extra steps to make sure it is protected during a move. These tips will help you do it.
Save The Original Box
If you know you are going to be moving soon, be sure to save the original box that the TV came in. That box is the best box that you can get to move the TV. It has handles that are perfectly placed to distribute the weight, custom Styrofoam or cardboard cutouts that fit the screen, and plenty of cushioning so that the screen is not pressed up against the side of a box.
For those that threw out their big screen TV boxes, you can purchase a specialty box from your local moving supply company. These boxes are adjustable to fit a variety of different TV sizes and models. It is certainly better than not using any box at all, and will give the TV some extra protection.
Cover The Screen
Can't get a box? You are not completely out of luck, but you should take steps to make sure that the screen is protected. Take a large cardboard box and cut it up so that it matches the size of the screen. Tape this cardboard to the screen, which will give it a layer of protection in case the screen hits a corner when being moved. You can also cover the screen in moving blankets that are secured in place around the TV.
Unplug All Cables
You may think you are saving time by leaving the HDMI or power cables plugged in so that you do not have to find them at your new place. Unfortunately, you may accidentally cause damage to these crucial ports of your TV.
Having a cable get snagged can accidentally put pressure on the port in the wrong direction, which can cause it to break. Making this type of repair can be expensive, leaving you without a way to plug in your satellite receiver or Blu-ray player.
Buy Moving Insurance
If you are hiring a professional moving company, consider purchasing their moving insurance. It will help pay for a replacement TV or repair if they happen to damage it in transit.
For more information, contact companies like Warners Moving & Storage.Share
6 March 2018