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Moving Tips: Carefully packing a flat-screen television

Flat-screen televisions can be difficult to transport.

Flat-screen televisions can be difficult to transport.

Do you have a nice flat-screen television, but are afraid that it might break while being transported to your new dwelling? There are some important measures to take when packing these expensive items, and doing it right will make sure that you get to watch your favorite programs as soon as possible after the move.

The first item that you should look for is the television's original box. If this is still in usable shape and has all original padding that will keep it secure, this could work wonders. If the box is still good, but the styrofoam isn't in there, then using other padding options could work.

When moving a TV, packing the cords will be the easiest part of the transport. Getting a small box and fitting the cords in neatly will do fine. However, if a box is still needed for the television, it is important to make sure that the television fits comfortably, and it is both secure and protected. Keep in mind how heavy and fragile these televisions can be. Getting a friend or family member to help move the television off of the wall or stand will make putting it in the box easier and safer.

Make sure that there is some type of bubble wrap or foam that can be used to lay across the screen. This part of the television can easily break during the moving process, so it is important to take extra care. Packing tape around the sides, top and bottom can do this just fine.

Once the television is in the box, it is important to reinforce it with either bubble wrap or blankets. The latter can be used as a way to ensure that there is a place to transport these items and reduce the number of boxes. Putting padding on all sides of the box will make it a good way to move the television.

When you are finished putting the television in the box, make sure that it is taped well. A loose box will cause problems during the move, as it could have a tendency to break open. Furthermore, marking the box to let movers know that it is a flat-screen television and that it is very fragile will further lessen the chances that it breaks in transit.