Protect your TV During your Move

couple moving tvSomething awful that sometimes happens while moving is breaking an important item… specifically your television…. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we know how unfortunate it is to to finally get all unpacked but not be able to sit down and relax in front of the TV because it broke. We want to do everything we can to make your move as stressless as possible here in Austin, whether your move is local or long distance. That’s why we’ve get together a few tips and tricks for you need to pack up your TV.

In order to move your television, you will need a box that’s appropriate for moving your television. The perfect box to use is the box that your TV first came in – if you kept it. If you threw it out, you can buy a box designed for moving flat-panel TVs from either a hardware store or a moving supply retailer. You should use a box that is just a little bit bigger than the TV, but not by a lot; you don’t want the TV to shift around when it’s inside. Moving fragile and expensive items requires packing and moving training and knowledge, not simply big moving trucks or specialized equipment. At A-1 Freeman Moving Group our team of experienced movers will help you with your move, however they can, even if that means packing up your television.

Before unplugging everything, a great thing to do is take a photo of the strip on your television with the cords still plugged in. This will make your life a lot easier when it’s time to reinstall your television. After this, start getting your TV ready to go. First take out the main power cord, then unplug all the other connecting wire. Get all of it in a bag together and keep it with the box. There might be a base you need to remove from the television so you can get it into the box. When that’s the case, make sure to put all screws and other parts in a little bag and keep it with the base so all the parts stay together.

Once you’re finished, you can get the TV all packed up. It doesn’t matter whether you are going far from Austin or you are simply moving locally, it’s very important to know your television is well covered. Get foam pieces to go over the TV screen, these will come in your kit if purchased one, or in the box that your TV came in originally if you are using that. The foam not only keeps the screen from being scratched, but it also will stop your television from shifting around in the box during your move. Secure the foam pieces with mover’s wrap or tape. Then use blankets or sheets to cover the TV and stop it from becoming scratched.

Once your TV is completely covered up it’s time to get it into the box! Keep it upright as you do this, and make sure it’s secure by filling spaces and gaps with more sheets and blankets. This will help keep the TV from moving around in the box during the move.

loading boxes into truck The last step is to get the TV in the truck. Keep the box upright and get it next to other flat surfaced, secure items, such as your mattress, dresser, or a bookshelf. You can’t forget to put your cables with the TV, in a bag taped to the side or in another box.

Then you’re all ready to go! Hopefully you have a moving company here in Austin to help you out, getting you across the country or your town quickly and safely, with all of your stuff intact. If not, A-1 Freeman Moving Group has got you covered! We can move you fast and efficiently, and we’ll make sure your TV is safe and sound so you have it all up and running when the big game comes around.