Stereos, home theater systems, DVDs, gaming consoles and computers represent a considerable financial investment. Once your professional movers have unpacked your electronics in your new home, you can have it reconnected and working quickly by following the tips below.
Take Many Pictures
Prior to disconnecting your electronics, use your phone or camera to document the set up with pictures of the back of each piece of equipment. Include photos of the cord configurations for your TVs, video game consoles, DVD players, stereos and computers.
You will have a much easier time reconnecting your equipment when you can see on a clear photo which plug goes where. We recommend that you still keep the plugs and cords separate in plastic bags appropriately labeled.
In addition, make sure your photos are date and time stamped. Not only does this help with reassembly, if they are damaged in the move, you can show that they were in good condition before the relocation.
Clean Well with Soft, Dust-free Cloths
A few days before your move, use dust-catching cloths to wipe down and dust all of your media components and products. These items include your TV, game protectors, cords and all controllers.Dust and other small debris can settle inside media components and harm the electronics or memory components inside. Only pack clean, dust-free materials in your moving boxes.
Purchase Enough Labels
You may have media equipment that’s only temporarily hooked up to your TV, speakers or monitors but not in use right now. If so, you probably can’t quickly take pictures of the cable setup. Instead of relying on your memory to set up media in your new home, label all of your cables and components as you take them apart. You can use a number system on labels if you’re truly organized.
Once individually packed in plastic bags, you can pack all of your labelled cords, remotes, instruction manuals and controllers into one sturdy plastic tote. You will be much better prepared to reconnect in your new home. Smaller items won’t be mistakenly discarded in the packing material of big boxes. Remotes and cords won’t get lost or cause damage during the move. Everything is in one go-to container and organized.
The moving professionals at Global Van Lines have many more tips for packing electronics to help you safely and securely relocate all of your favorite entertainment items. We also offer storage-in-transit and personal valuation protection of your entertainment investments. Contact your dedicated Global Van Lines Moving Concierge to help coordinate your entire move from start to finish. We offer this service to you free of charge and with no obligation.