Protect your TV During your Move

couple moving tvOne of the worst things that can happen while moving is finding out your TV was shattered. At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we know it’s the worst to finally get all moved in but not be able to relax in front of the TV because it broke. We want to make sure your move is as stressless as possible here in Tulsa, whether you’re moving locally or long distance. That’s why we decided to put together this list of tips and tricks to help when you need to pack up your TV.

In order to move your television, you’re going to
need a box that’s appropriate for transporting your TV. Using the box and packaging that it came in is a good plan – if you kept it. If you got rid of it though, you can buy packaging specifically made for moving flat-screen TVs from either a hardware store or a moving supply retailer. 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 move around when it’s inside. Moving fragile and expensive items requires packing and preparation training and knowledge, not simply large trucks or specialized equipment. At A-1 Freeman Moving Group our team of experienced movers will help you with your move, however they can, even if it’s just getting your TV ready to load.

Before you start packing it up, you should snap a few pictures behind your television with the cords plugged in. This will make it way easier when you have to reinstall your TV. After taking a picture, get your TV ready to pack. First take out the main cord, then all other connecting cords. Place all of them inside a bag together and keep it with the box. There might be a base you have to remove from the television in order to pack it. When that’s the case, make sure to put all screws and other parts inside a reclosable bag and keep it with the base so nothing gets lost.

After getting all of the cords and wires separated from the TV, start packing the TV up. No matter if your new home is far from Tulsa or you are just moving locally, it’s important to know your television is well covered. You should use foam pieces to cover the TV screen, you will find some in your kit if you’ve bought 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 stop your television from bumping around in the box when you’re moving. Secure the foam pieces using mover’s wrap or tape. Then use blankets or sheets to cover the whole TV and prevent it from getting scratched.

After your TV is all covered up it’s up to you to get it into the box! Keep it upright when you do this, and secure it as well as you can by filling spaces with blankets. This will help keep the TV from moving around in its box.

loading boxes into truck The last step is to get the television into the moving truck. Set the box upright and try to put it agaist other smooth, sturdy objects, including your mattress, dresser, or a bookshelf. Remember to keep the cables by the TV, whether they’re 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 Tulsa 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.