Moving delicate items can be a big challenge when you are moving to a new home especially TVs such as flat screen TVs and other types of electronics.
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
• Make sure your TV is always moved in the upright position. Why? Because lying it down flat will damage it. No matter the distance traveled, vibrations from a moving van are inevitable and will crack or damage the screen.
• Shipping your TV in the right box makes all the difference to keep it safe and secure. Keep your original box if you still have it and use the Styrofoam inserts as well. If you don’t have the original packaging, have your mover or you purchase a heavy duty, corrugated cardboard box to hold your flat screen. We have plenty of these boxes if you decide to use our moving services.
• Use solid packaging moving tape to close the box. Place Styrofoam inside your moving boxes with your electronics and other items. Use bubble wrap and peanuts to go in the box as well.
• Use a sharpie or other type of marker to mark the box showing which side is up. Also, note to have it never lye down flat. This is for additional electronics.
Due to the fragility of flat screen TVs and electronic gadgets, I’d leave it to professional movers if you can. I’d also recommend purchasing insurance so you can replace your TV and electronic pods etc. if it does break in transit.
When your friends are carrying boxes and heavy items around and that’s no fun, so you can compensate your friends for their effort by planning something fun to do after the relocation. Here’s what I would suggest:
1. Take them out to dinner – Find a nice restaurant that they enjoy and purchase the dinner.
2. Buy tickets to a concert, play, or sports event – This is a great way in paying them back while having fun too.
3. Plan a movie night, a game night, a bike outing, a fishing trip or something similar – Fun activities can be one of the best ways to compensate your friends who helped you move.
Just choose an activity your friends love or a special event they would like to attend and enjoy it together (make sure you pay for it) – this is a great way to reward your pals for their moving help and also a chance to spend some good time with them.
4. Send a thank you note – A thank you letter or card is a classical way to show your appreciation (and one of your few viable options if you’ve moved far away from your old home and your old friends) – everyone who helped you with your move should all receive a personal thank you note from you. It should be handwritten on quality paper (or on a special thank you card) and should not include cliché phrases and empty expressions – make your thank you note personal, meaningful, and fun, so that your friends smile when they read it and feel appreciated and valued.
Follow these tips so if you have to ask your friends to move you again, they ill be more than willing to do so.
When you plan to move, you may want to keep memories of the place you’re leaving or maybe even from the moving process itself. You can have fun posting some of the photos on your preferred social media or arranging the pictures in an album after the move is over.
Always date-stamp your photos to be able to counter false claims by proving the date those photographs were taken. Turn on the date-stamp function of your (smartphone) camera or, if that’s not possible, e-mail those photos to yourself.
Also, make sure the time and date are correct in the settings of your digital camera or smartphone before you start snapping away.
Finally, keep the photos on the memory card, right between other pictures you took at that time to counter “smart” suggestions that you may have changed the time/date setting on your camera prior to taking the photos in question.
Most importantly, have fun to keep your memories alive in your previous home!