If you have children at home who are into tech, there's a good chance that you have one or more televisions hooked up to one or more game consoles, DVD players, or even DVRs. If you choose to move to another location, you will need to ensure that all of these items make it to your new home unharmed or else you are going to have some unhappy, bored kids. Here are some tips for making sure that you get your entertainment center moved to your new house without damaging anything.
1. Move the Television Correctly
Your first step is to move the television correctly. You want to wrap the entire TV, but especially the screen, in a sheet in order to prevent it from getting scratched. If you are worried that the sheet is not going to be enough, consider grabbing a heavier towel and taping it so that it is protecting the screen itself. Then, wrap the sheet around the TV and towel combination. When you put the television in the moving van, make sure that it is wedged between two other items that will not tip over onto the television but also that will be able to keep it from shifting around too much.
2. Move Your Consoles
Next, you are going to want to figure out how to move your consoles. This is actually easier than you might think. Your best bet is to check to see if you have any of the original packaging for your consoles. If you don't have it, go online and see if you can spend $5 on a new box. This is important, because the boxes that your console originally came in were designed to be shipped long distances while protecting the product. If you have this type of box, you can use it to ship your consoles without worry. As a bonus, having the original box will likely make your console worth more should you decide to resell it.
3. Move Your Cords
Finally, you are going to need to move your cables. Make sure that you roll up each cable individually and put them in large plastic bags based on what device they belong to. Label each cord in case they get separated and label each bag with the device. Make sure that you don't leave the cables in direct sunlight or else you risk having them melt.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in moving households, such as Wheaton World Wide Moving.