Moving Electronics with Jay's, your Calgary movers

You might need some packing tips for certain items if you decide to do some or all of your own packing. Moving electronics can be tricky, and you should take into account that these sensitive pieces of equipment demand special treatment to prevent damage in transit.Here is a little advice from the experts at Jay's Moving Calgary.

When you are moving a computer, satellite dish, game system, TV, stereo, home wifi system or home theatre system it’s critical to disconnect and reconnect them carefully. If you aren’t especially tech savvy you might want to hire a professional technician to do this for you. Jay’s will recommend a reputable service provider if you require one.

Packing electronics

  • Check the manufacturers or users guide for specific packing instructions. If you can’t find either of these, visit the manufacturer's website for an online version or to request a copy.
  • Before you pack up your computer, make sure to back up your files onto disc or flash drive to prevent the loss of any important data.
  • When packing a printer or any piece of equipment that contains a toner or ink cartridge, remove and store it in a sealable bag, and pack the bag with the piece of equipment.
  • Remove all DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes or other media from your electronics and pack them separately to prevent damage.
  • Before disconnecting anything, label each wire or cable and the port you're removing it from with colour-coded labels to make reconnection easier.
  • Write down step-by-step instructions detailing how you've dismantled the equipment so you can refer to it when reassembling each piece. Keep this instruction guide in the box with the equipment.
  • When packing electronics, use the original boxes that the components came in, if possible. These original packages will provide the best fit and have a spot for any cables and connecters that go with the piece to make it easier when you’re unpacking everything.
  • If you don’t have the original boxes wrap the electronics carefully to prevent scratching and put in a sturdy box that’s just a little bigger than the piece of equipment. Place all labelled cables and associated pieces in the box as well. Or you can have a dedicated cable and parts box as long as everything within it is securely labelled.
  • Use packing tape to seal the box, mark it “Fragile” and indicate which way is up. If you don’t have the original box, label it with the contents as well as which room it should be placed in.

Use these packing tips for moving electronics to help you organize and pack your sensitive equipment securely. But if you’d rather not undertake this part of your move, ask Jay’s, your Calgary movers to do it for you!

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