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Packing Electronics Tips

Packing Electronics?

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Electronics can be pretty challenging to pack. Your first choice would be to put them in their original packaging, however not everyone holds onto such items. Therefore, you will have to use new packing materials to ensure they are appropriately wrapped and packaged to insure their safety .

What You'll Need

To pack your electronics, you'll need the following packing supplies:

How To Pack Electronics

Packing electronics requires a lot of work, since you want to insure they are wrapped as safely as possible. Your first goal is to pack each item in a box that is only slightly larger than the item itself. With less room to move around inside the box, the more protected your electronic item will be.

Before you start packing up the electronics, make sure the items are ready to be packed. Remove all of the media from VCRs, CD players, or DVD players. The next step is to disconnect all of the components by unplugging and removing all of the cabling. Before removing the cables, make sure you carefully label each of them. You can do that by wrapping a piece of tape around one end of the wire, and labeling it with the appliance it belongs to. Then, you can remove the cable, bundle it together, and put a piece of tape around the bundle to keep it together. If they are available, check your user manuals to make sure you disconnect everything the right way.

TIP: If you are worried that you won't remember how to reconnect the electronics, it's a good idea to take a picture of the configuration. When reconnecting electronics in your new home, you can use the picture as a reference.

After removing all of the cables, your electronics should be ready for packing. Place each item on a stack of packing paper. Then, wrap the item with a few sheets of packing paper as though you were wrapping a present and tape it closed. Line the bottom of the box with plenty of crumpled packing paper. Put the item in a box and fill all the empty spaces with crumpled packing paper. You'll want to reinforce your electronic item by putting extra cushioning around the corners and top. Make sure it fits snugly. If it doesn't move around go ahead and close the box. Seal the box with tape and label it accordingly.

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