If you’re planning a move, you will want to make sure that you are packing your flat-screen televisions properly. The components of a modern LED, LCD, or Plasma-screen television are very sensitive. Moreover, if anything happens to the screen, you really need to replace the whole television set, you can’t even attempt a repair. There are a few things that you can do to make sure that your television survives the move.
Did you keep the box?
If you have room to spare and think you will be moving within a few years, it is a good idea to hang on to the original box that your television was sold in. Televisions are usually packaged with a foam slip cover that will protect the screen, as well as foam cutouts that are molded to your specific screen. It is the best way to repackage the television.
If not, ask your movers if they can provide a box
Most moving companies are able to either rent or sell or even include a generic flat-screen television box. They usually have cutouts of either foam or some other packing material to help pad and protect the television. Flat-screen televisions really need to be kept in a box during the moving process to ensure their safety and protection within the moving truck.
Keep the television upright
A flat-screen television should only be moved upright. It is okay to lay it on it’s side to pad or wrap it, but it should always be upright when it is moved.
Do not stack on top of a television
You should be careful not to put anything of any significant weight on top of a television when packing the moving truck. If necessary, you could put soft, lightweight items such as bedding, pillows, or clothing bags around or on the box. Never put anything of significant weight on the television.
Secure your cargo
Properly packing and strapping down your cargo will help to make sure that no items can move and potentially cause damage to the television or other cargo. You can use straps, rope, or cargo to make sure that everything is securely in place before leaving.
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