There’s nothing quite like the excitement of moving into a new home. It’s all fun and games until you realize you have to move your electronic devices too. If you’re not careful, you can easily damage your electronics or even lose them in the process. Here are the do’s and don’ts of moving IT and electronics. We’ve also provided some tips to make the process a little bit easier.
Pack Your Electronics in Their Original Boxes
This may not be possible for all devices, but if you can pack them in their original boxes, it will help protect them during the move. If you don’t have the original boxes, make sure to use plenty of packing material to cushion them against any bumps or jolts during the move.
Label Your Boxes
This will help you keep track of which boxes contain electronics, and it will also make it easier for the movers to know where to place them in your new home.
Pack a Box of Essentials for Each Device
Include the power cord, any adapters or chargers, and any other accessories that you need to use your device. This will help you avoid having to search for these items when you unpack them in your new home.
Don't Pack Your Electronics in the Same Box as Your Breakables
If something happens to your electronic devices, it’s going to be a lot harder to fix than if you just broke a glass vase. So, keep your electronics in their boxes, and make sure to pack them securely, so they don’t move around during the move.
Don't Forget About Your Cables
Make sure to coil up any excess cable and secure it with tape or zip ties. This will help keep everything organized and prevent any cables from tangling up during the move.
Don't Use Newspaper to Pack Your Electronics
Newspaper can cause the ink to smudge on your devices, and it’s also not very effective at protecting them from damage. It’s also a fire hazard and can cause your devices to become wet or dirty. Instead, use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or some other type of soft material to protect your gadgets.
Don't Try to Move Anything That's Too Big or Heavy
If it’s difficult to move your device now, it will only be more difficult to move it when you’re trying to pack and transport all of your belongings. Leave big or heavy items for the movers to take care of.
Now that you know the do’s and don’ts of moving electronics, it’s time to get packing! Here’s how you can make the process a little bit easier:
Moving can be a stressful experience, but following these tips will make the process a lot smoother – and your gadgets will stay safe and sound!