How to Pack Electronics While Moving

Pack sets together

Electronic equipments generally come in sets. It’s advisable to pack all the sets together. Try not to misplace any parts. If you pack all the corresponding wires and peripherals with the main system, it would save you the trouble of sorting them again in the future.

Always pack electronics in their appropriate boxes

Equipments are best packed in their original boxes, as that is the safest option of transferring your electronics to your new home. You can always get the replacement boxes from the electronics manufacturers if you haven’t kept them. In case you are having trouble finding the appropriate box, go for double-walled cardboard boxes for extra support. It’s advisable to use boxes that are slightly larger than the equipment, as it will avoid shift in transit.

Watch out for fragile electronic items

Fragile electronic items like tablets, camera, etc. should never be packed with heavy equipment in the same box, as shifting during the moving process can crush them. Carefully label all your boxes so that similar crushing from the other moving boxes can be avoided. Mark “Fragile” or “Top Load Only” on the boxes with permanent marker. Pack your televisions and computers with appropriate padding.

Remove batteries from inside electronic items

During the move, batteries that are left inside the equipment can become damaged and overheated. Try to wrap any ink cartridges in plastic, as ink can leak when packed. Pull out all media such as DVDs and CDs, and pack them separately.

Special Packing Procedures are needed for specific electronic equipments

LCD and plasma televisions should be packed in special wooden crates for their safe transportation. You can receive these from your moving companies. To prevent loss of files, back up your computers and other storage devices so that the system is not damaged during the move.

Cover the speakers

Speakers should be saved from the possible nicks scratches to the cabinet and the acoustic cones. Use cardboard to cover the front of the cabinet and wrap it around the edges. In case of heavy units, make sure you are binding the box with packing tape to prevent breaking. You can also tie it with heavy cord to keep the handles from lifting.

Disassembling and reassembling

If you are confused on how to disconnect wires or cords, use stickers or colored labels to mark their original configuration before unplugging. For later reference, photograph the equipment in its proper assembly. Make sure that you are packing the user manual together with the electronics. If you don’t have a manual, visit to find out how to acquire a suitable replacement.

Always refer to the manufacturer’s guide and the user’s guide for special moving instructions.