Protect your TV During your Move

couple moving tvOne of the worst things that can go wrong when you move is finding out your TV was broken. All of use at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we know it really sucks to break your TV during the move. We want to make your move as stress-free as we can here in Colorado Springs, whether you are moving somewhere locally or long distance. To help you out we decided to put together this list of tips and tricks to help when getting your TV ready for the move.

In order to move your television, you have to have a box that’s the right size for your TV. The perfect thing to use is the box that your TV originally came in – if you still have it. If not,, you can get a box made specially for moving flat-panel TVs from somewhere like a hardware store or a moving supply company. You should get a box that is just a little bit bigger than the TV, but not by a lot; you don’t want the TV to bounce around when it’s inside. To move fragile and large items requires packing and preparation knowledge, not only big moving trucks or specialized equipment. At A-1 Freeman Moving Group we have a team of experienced movers who can help you with your move, even if that means packing up your television.

Before you start packing it up, a great thing to do is snap a few pictures of the strip on the television with all the cords connected. This will make everything much easier when it’s time to reinstall your TV. After taking a picture, start getting your TV ready to pack up. Unplug it and take out the main cord, then all the other connecting cords. Get all of it in a bag together and keep it with the box. There might be a base you must remove from the television so you can pack it. If this is the case, get all screws and other parts inside a small bag and keep it in the box with the TV’s base so all the parts stay in one place.

After this is done, you can start to pack it up. Whether you are going far from Colorado Springs or you are only moving locally, it’s very important to know your television is properly covered. Use foam pieces to cover the TV screen, there will be some in your kit if you’ve bought one, or in the box that your TV was in originally if you still have that. The foam doesn’t just keep the screen from being scratched, but it also will stop your television from moving around in the box when you’re moving. You can secure the foam pieces using mover’s wrap or tape. Then use blankets or sheets to cover your entire television and stop it from getting scratched.

Once your TV is totally covered up it’s time to put it in the box! Keep it upright when you do this, and secure it as well as you can by filling in any holes with blankets or even clothes. That way the TV won’t move and shift around in the box during the move.

loading boxes into truck Finally, get the television into the truck, or let the movers do it for you. Set the box upright and try to put it next to other flat surfaced, solid objects, such as your mattress, dresser, or a bookshelf. Don’t forget to have important cables with the TV, in a bag taped to the side or in another box.

Once that’s done you’re all ready to go! Hopefully you have a moving company here in Colorado Springs to help you out, getting you across the country or your town quickly and safely, with all of your stuff intact. If not, A-1 Freeman Moving Group has got you covered! We can move you fast and efficiently, and we’ll make sure your TV is safe and sound so you have it all up and running when the big game comes around.