Your Guide to Packing and Moving Electronics Safely

We live in a digital world where we always seem to be connected through some technological device. Whether it’s a computer, a tablet, or a video gaming system, the technology we own generally tends to be a solid investment. It’s only natural then to want to keep them protected if you’re moving to the suburbs from Auckland or to North Island suburbs. Hiring professional house packers and furniture movers like Easy Move Furniture Removals will make the task of shifting a lot easier for you.

If you’re planning to do it yourself, you need to be careful and put some research into it before starting, especially when it comes to packing and moving electronics safely. Here’s a guide to show you what our East Auckland Movers and West Auckland Movers can help you with. Be prepared to do these tasks yourself if you aren’t getting Henderson Movers to do the job for you.

Get packing and moving supplies ready

Before you even begin to pack, you’re going to have to put together the supplies you’ll need for the move. Professionals like Easy Move Furniture Removals are Movers in Auckland that can help you. You’ll need:

  • Different sizes of moving boxes
  • Markers and packing tape
  • Packing peanuts and bubble wrap
  • Twist ties
  • Packing paper or newspaper
  • Protective plastic or trash bags

Getting your supplies together before the packing starts will make things more organized and prevent you from having to run around in the middle of a stressful move. Professional house packers and furniture movers can make this task easier for you.

Make sure you’ve kept the original boxes that your electronics had come in

Most people buy an electronic product and end up throwing the packaging it originally came in into the trash. Don’t do this. Make sure you keep your original packaging from your electronic items safely. The original packaging is designed to perfectly suit the shape and size of the electronic product. So, it will be the best option when you consider the amount of protection that electronic items require during a move.

Get some help from the user guide

You may not be a pro at understanding all electronic devices but the good news is, you don’t have to be one. That’s what manuals and user guides are for – to guide you through everything related to your product. Before doing anything on a whim with your electronic gadget, make sure you go through the user guide. You can find a guide for your product online or from the website of the manufacturer. Guides are detailed and will contain information relating to any special considerations that need to be taken when packing or moving your products.     

Make sure all electronics are unplugged at least 24 hours before you pack or move

You need to make sure the electronics you are transporting are cool enough so that any risks of shocks, internal damage, or static electricity are reduced. To make sure of this, you will need to unplug all your electronic devices at least 24 hours before the date on which the move is planned. This will keep your devices protected and ensure that you avoid paying any expenses to repair damages that will otherwise result.  

Take out the batteries from your electronic devices

Devices that have batteries can suffer from internal damage and corrosion. To save yourself the trouble of dealing with this hassle later, make sure you take out the batteries from your electronic devices.   

Click a picture before disassembling

Smaller systems may just require you to remove the batteries and put them into a box, but larger ones will not. These will require you to disassemble them and then put them together again in your new home. If you’re not using professional house packers and furniture movers, you must make sure you get a good picture of the electronic product along with all its complex parts so that assembling it in the new house becomes an easy task for you.  

Don’t forget the cords

Not being able to find a cord when you’re re-assembling can be very stressful. Keep the cords for each device along with it and tie them up using twist ties so that you’re sure everything is in one place and can put it together more quickly.

Pack electronics carefully into boxes and label them

Once you’ve disassembled and organized everything that needs to be packed, put them into moving boxes or their original packaging carefully. You must take extra care to keep them protected by placing cushions or other soft materials around them, especially at the edges, so that they don’t get scratched and damaged while being transported from your current home to your new home. 

Make use of a climate-controlled area for storage    

Cold, heat, and humidity can cause damage to electronics and prevent them from functioning at their optimum capacity. You must take care to ensure that they’re kept in a climate-controlled area so that they can be protected better.     

With these tips, you should be able to get your electronics from one home to another safely.