One of our previous posts we provided you tips regarding how to get your friends to assist you to move. This week, I’m going to provide you some insights on how to move flat screen TVs and how to ensure they arrive at your destination safely.
Your flat screen TV is one of your most expensive and fragile items you have to move. It’s also one of the most difficult items to move. That said, many people have asked me how to make sure flat screen TVs are moved properly and safely. Here are a few tips:
• 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 on all four edges of the screen. Use bubble wrap and peanuts to go in the box so the TV is in place.
• 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.
Due to the fragility of flat screen TVs are, I’d leave it to professional movers if you can. I’d also recommend purchasing insurance so you can replace your TV if it does break in transit.