Protect your TV During your Move

couple moving tvSomething awful that can happen while moving is accidentally shattering the TV. At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we know how horrible it is to to break your TV during the move. We want to make your move as stressless as it can be here in Killeen, whether your move is local or long distance. We know how hard it can be, so we decided to make a list of tips and tricks for getting your TV ready for the move.

First and foremost, you need a box that’s appropriate for your TV. A good a good thing to use is the TV’s original packaging – if you still have it. If not,, you can purchase a box designed for moving flat-panel TVs from either a hardware store or a moving supply company. You should find a box that is just a little bit bigger than the TV, but not by a lot; you don’t want the TV to move around when it’s inside. Transporting expensive and delicate items requires packaging, preparation, and moving training and knowledge, not just large trucks or specialized equipment. At A-1 Freeman Moving Group we have a team of experienced movers who can help you with your move, however they can, even securing your TV and making sure it’s packaged up correctly.

Before you start packing it up, a great thing to do is take a photo behind the TV with all the cords still plugged in. This will make your life a lot easier when you have to reinstall your television. After taking a picture, you can start getting your TV ready to pack up. Unplug it and take out the main power cord, then take out all the other connecting wires and cords. Put all of it in a bag together and tape this to the outside of the box. There might be a base you need to remove from the television so you can fit it in the box. If this is the case, put all screws and other parts inside a little bag and keep it with the base so everything stays together.

After this is done, you can get the TV all packed up. Whether your new home is far from Killeen or you are simply moving locally, it’s necessary to make sure your television is well covered. Use foam pieces to go over the TV screen, you will find some in your kit if you decided to buy one, or in the box that your TV came in originally if you have it. The foam doesn’t only keep the screen protected, but it also keeps your television from shifting around in the box during the move. Secure the foam pieces using mover’s wrap or tape. Then use blankets or sheets to cover the whole TV and protect it from becoming scratched.

After your TV is completely covered up it’s finally time to get it in the box! Keep your TV upright as you do this, and secure it by filling in holes with blankets. This keeps the TV from shifting around in the box during the move.

loading boxes into truck The last step is to get the TV in the truck, or let the movers do it for you. Make sure you keep the box upright and put it next to or between other smooth, solid furniture, such as your mattress, dresser, or a bookshelf. Don’t forget to have the cables with the TV, either in a bag taped to the side or in another box.

Once that’s done you’re ready to go! Hopefully you have a moving company here in Killeen 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.