Move Your Electronics Safe: 5 Tips To Keep Them Working
Moving electronics. the only word that comes to mind is, yikes. From damage to set up and tear down confusion, there should almost be a manual just to move them. Check out some helpful tips and hints.
Snap the Confusion: Take your camera to snap pictures of complicated wiring (computer cords, speaker wires). Be sure to use plenty of light and careful focus so the pictures will be clear. This will make hooking up the items in your new place much easier.
Double boxing: For especially fragile electronics, pack them first in a box with an excessive amount of biodegradable packing peanuts. Then pack that box in a larger box filled with biodegradable packing peanuts. This two-box system seems like a pain but seems to do a better job isolating items from jarring impacts.
Two Inches at least: Use at least 2″ of biodegradable packing peanuts around each side of fragile items.
No loose ends: Wrap each cord carefully with cable organizers, heavy twist ties or heavy rubber bands. Never throw unwrapped cords into boxes- they get tangled and caught on other items.
Label your cords: Then you’ll know exactly which cord you’re seeing and where each end connects when you put things back together.
Package it au natural: Use the original packaging when available.