Protect your TV During your Move

couple moving tvOne of the worst things that can happen when you move is accidentally breaking your TV. At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we know it really sucks to get to your new home with a broken TV. We want to make your move as stress-free as it can be here in Houston, whether you’re moving locally or long distance. To help you out we get together a few tips and tricks for getting your TV ready for the move.

In order to move your television, you require a box that’s will work for moving your television. A good a good thing to use is the TV’s original packaging – if you kept that. If you got rid of it though, you can purchase a package specifically made for moving flat-screen TVs from either a hardware store or a moving supply company. You should get a box that is just slightly bigger than the TV, but not by a lot; you don’t want the TV to move around when it’s inside. Transporting fragile and large items requires packing and moving training and knowledge, not simply 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 it’s just getting your TV ready to load.

Before anything else, a good idea is to snap a few pictures of the back of your TV with the cords still plugged in. This will make your life much easier when you have to reinstall your television. Then, start getting your TV ready to go. First take out the main power cord, then all other connecting cords. Put all of them inside a bag together and tape this to the outside of the box. There might be a base you have to take off of the television so you can get it into the box. If this is the case, get all screws and other parts into a small bag and keep it with the base so nothing gets lost.

Once you’re finished, you can get the TV all packed up. No matter if you are going far from Houston or you are just moving locally, it’s very important to make sure your television is completely covered. You should use foam pieces to cover the TV screen, you will find some in your kit if you got one, or in the box that your TV came in originally if you have it. The foam not only keeps the screen from being scratched, but it also will keep your television from shifting around in the box during the move. Secure the foam pieces by using mover’s wrap or tape. Then use blankets or sheets to cover the whole TV and prevent it from becoming scratched.

When your TV is completely covered up it’s finally time to place it into the box! Keep your TV upright and make sure it’s secure by stuffing spaces and gaps with blankets. This keeps the TV from shifting 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. Place the box upright and put it next to other smooth, solid objects, including your mattress, dresser, or a bookshelf. Don’t forget to put important cables by the TV, either in a bag taped to the side or in another box.

After that you’re ready! Hopefully you have a moving company here in Houston 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.