Top Tips for Packing your Tech when Moving House

Moving house can be a daunting process for most of us, especially as everyone has many different items to pack of different shapes, materials and weights.

Keep Your Technology Items Safe

These days, the majority of people own expensive technology items, such as TVs, game consoles, iPads, laptops and so forth. These are often tricky to pack properly. So, what are the best ways to pack those fragile, precious items?

Listen to the Manufacturer

The original manuals of the manufacturer will almost always contain instructions as to how to pack the items. If you don’t have the manuals, give the manufacturer a call and they might send you another copy, or check their online documentation.

Use the Original Box

If you still have it, the original packaging is always the best way to pack these items, as it was designed to store them properly in the first place.

Use Good Packaging Material

Polystyrene padding, thick boxes, labels and strong packing tape will help to protect your items. Don’t compromise on materials as these will not do the job properly.

Check the Temperature

If you are planning to store your items in a storage container, make sure that you check its temperature first. Overly hot or cold environments can damage your items.

Mind that Dust:

Dust can cause a lot of damage to tech items, so make sure that you protect them appropriately.

This may appear to be a lot of effort, but it is worth it, if you think of the monetary value of the items you are moving or shipping.

The team here at Gallagher’s of Newcastle, a family-owned business specialising in office and home removals, can help make your moving experience seamless and trouble-free. In particular, when it comes to moving your precious technology items, we can provide full or part packing service, supply of packing material, and detailed advice as to how to best pack your items.