Moving Help Tips -Televisions-DVD-Players

Televisions, DVD players -VCR’s

TV – Big Screen
No new home would be complete without a big-screen TV. But if you need a little moving help figuring out the safest way to get from here to there, you are not alone. You took the time to pick out the perfect picture quality. Don’t ruin it with a dinged-up screen.

What you will need: Tape, Original boxes and foam shell inserts; or large, new moving boxes and foam shell inserts.

How to pack: Unplug your TV and be certain it has cooled off. Lay it gently on its side and slide the foam forms on either end. Then slide it into the box and set it upright. Remember to double-tape the box as it is likely to be very heavy. Shut the box and label “Fragile – Big Screen TV”. If you do not have the original box, moving boxes and packing materials are not going to provide adequate protection. Moving companies often sell dense foam blocks you can use as a more substantial form of padding. Gently lay the TV on its side on top of a piece of foam. Tape another piece of foam to the bottom and slide the whole thing into the box. Fill in all sides with foam. Remember to double-tape the box as it is not the original box and the television is likely heavy. Label “Fragile –Big Screen TV”.

TV – Less than 30″
What you will need: Tape; original packing box complete with protective foam forms or a large, sturdy moving box; a large sheet of plastic; a block of foam or packing peanuts; and a utility knife.

How to pack: Unplug your TV and be certain the interior elements have cooled off before you begin to pack it. This process normally takes three hours. Your TV manual should alert you to any special moving preparations you need to make to stabilize internal components. Wrap up the cord and secure it tightly with a twist tie or tape. If you have the original packing box, complete with protective foam forms, place your TV into the box, place foam form on top. Tape the box shut securely. Boldly mark arrows pointing upward on all sides. Boldly mark FRONT on the picture tube side of the box and label “Fragile – TV” on all sides.

If you do not have the original packing box with foam forms for your TV: Begin with a large sturdy box. Cut foam segments to completely cover all four inside walls of the box so no part of the TV is touching cardboard. Cut two more pieces, one for the bottom of the box and one for the top. Place one form in the bottom of the box and place the TV inside on top of it. Completely fill any empty spaces between the TV and outer contoured foam forms with tightly packed wadded packing paper (not packing peanuts). Place the last contoured piece of foam form on top of TV. Tape the box shut securely. Boldly mark arrows pointing upward on all sides. Boldly mark FRONT on the picture tube side of the box and label “Fragile – TV” on all sides so your movers know not to pile things on top. If you must use packing peanuts instead of foam, wrap your TV with a plastic bag and seal it tightly to keep packing material from getting into your TV’s machinery.

VCR
What you will need: Tape; original packing box or medium sturdy box; heavy plastic bag; foam forms or packing peanuts; utility knife.

How to pack: Unplug your VCR and be certain the interior elements have cooled off before you begin to pack it. This generally takes about three hours. Your VCR or DVD manual should be able to alert you to any special moving preparations you need to make to stabilize internal components. Wrap up the cord and secure it tightly with a twist tie or tape. If you have the original packing box, complete with protective foam, place your VCR into the box and place the foam on top. Tape the box shut securely. Boldly mark arrows pointing upward on all sides and label “Fragile – VCR” so your movers know not to pile anything on top of it.

If you do not have the original packing box with foam forms for your VCR: Begin with a medium sturdy box. From a block of packing foam, cut and contour foam forms to completely cover all cardboard inside the box. Cut two more pieces, one for the bottom of the box and one for the top. Place one form in the bottom of the box and place the VCR on top of it. All empty spaces between the VCR/DVD and outer contoured foam forms should be tightly packed with wadded packing paper. Place the last contoured piece of foam form on top of the VCR/DVD. Tape the box shut securely. Boldly mark the box with arrows pointing upward on all sides and label “Fragile – VCR”. If you cannot use foam and would prefer packing peanuts, place your VCR in a heavy plastic bag and seal it tightly at the top before placing it in the box containing the packing peanuts, to ensure that no packing material gets into the moving machinery.

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