How to pack your electronic equipment in Melbourne

Moving can be a stressful time at best, but nothing is worse than discovering while unpacking at the new home that your electronics have been damaged during transit. Often this damage could have been avoided if your electronics had been correctly packed.

One solution to ensuring your electronics are well packed is to hire or use your removalists packing service they know how to pack things correctly and they have all the proper packing materials and products to do the job better and quicker.

For the DIY'er here is Vicmovers guide to packing electronics

  • Step 1

    Create an essentials box first. Grab a standard moving box and fill it with all the important items you'll need once at you are at your new home and you unpack. Put things like remote controls, Antenna cables and adaptors, basic setup tools, multi power boxes, kids favourite DVDs, Mobile phone chargers, batteries and a Torch. The last thing you want is having the TV setup to keep the kids amused and then not remembering where the TV remote is.

  • Step 2

    Label stuff. Before you take stuff apart, take some masking tape or similar and put it on your cables and devices then note the room and device it came off. Also try to pack these items together and label the box!

  • Step 3

    Make sure you have a good selection of bubble wrap and foam wrap large enough to wrap large flat TV screens and stereos etc with. Always make sure you are generous when wrapping and use plenty of wrapping tape.

  • Step 4

    Make sure the boxes you will put your electronics in have plenty of buffer room. Because what you want to do is create buffers from foam, butcher paper and pack them around your goods. You want your devices to nestled just like when they came from the factory or store. The buffers give some cushioning.

    Warning: Do not put any buffers against your LCD/TV screens. If in doubt consult your removalists.

  • Step 5

    After you have your device in a box, fill in the empty spaces with crumpled newsprint or butchers paper. Note: Newsprint can sometimes leave marks on your stuff, so butchers paper is recommended.

  • Step 6

    If where you live or at that time of year rain is likely go the extra mile and wrap your goods in plastic to protect them.

  • Step 7

    Keep everything together whenever possible.

  • Step 8

    Don't over pack your boxes and never force the packing/buffering materials hard into the boxes as this can damage your electronics before you even move.

  • Step 9

    Don't store your electronics on the floor in a garage or similar. The reason is damp can often rise from a garage floor to your boxes and electronics. Also if there is flooding electronic goods have no tolerance for the damp. So best practice is to place them on a pallet or table.

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