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November 20, 2022

How to properly pack electronics

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To maintain operation, electronics must be appropriately packed and stored in a temperature-controlled environment. Electronics can be packed in a variety of ways; all you need to do is choose one that suits your needs. What better way to help you than to provide a guide? So that when you move them from one house to the next, you don't damage them.

Use bubble wrap to cushion and protect electronics

Electronics require special packing, so take care. The easiest approach to cushioning and packing them is to maintain the product's original packaging after purchasing it. We are aware that this isn't always possible because most people discard the original packaging, but this is where purchasing the proper supplies and packaging comes in.

A few steps you can follow to properly pack electronics are:

Back up all computer data.

To protect data, you should first back up all information on all equipment before unplugging or disconnecting it. You may back up your data using a variety of programs or hard disks. You might not require an external device depending on how much data you need to back up. 

Of course, not all equipment (like smart televisions) require backup, but for the ones that do, backup nonetheless in case you accidentally lose data.

Switch off and unplug electronics.

Once every backup is complete, you can begin turning off every device. Make sure you unplug everything from the wall and that all wall switches, if any, are also off. Electronics should never be unplugged without first being turned off because doing so could result in damage. 

Remove all cables

Don't mix the cables; instead, properly place each cable in its original packaging, if you still have it. Cables should be placed in distinct ziplock bags with labels if the original packaging is no longer available. This will make it simpler to identify the cables after unpacking.

Once all backups are done, you can then start switching off all devices. Unplug everything from the wall, and make sure the wall switch (if any) is off too. Don’t unplug electronics without switching off your devices first, as this can cause damage.

Uninstall and unmount electronics.

Hire professionals if you're unable to dismount the TV

Take care not to damage the wall or the electronic itself when removing wall-mounted electronics. If you’re unable to uninstall it yourself, hire professionals to do it for you. That way, you’ll have less anxiety about damaging the wall or the electronics. 

Put electronics in their original packaging if you still have them.

As mentioned above, put electronics in their respective original packaging. The original packaging is well cushioned and should be kept safe and used whenever you relocate or whenever necessary.

Wrap electronics and place them in a moving box.

If you don't have the original packaging anymore, you could use a moving box with the correct packing supplies to ensure maximum protection of your electronics. Make sure that the box fits the electronic and that it has enough space to accommodate bubble wrap or any other cushioning material you’ll be using.

Use bubble wrap.

Bubble wrap is the best cushion for your electronics, especially if you don't have the original packaging anymore. Make sure you use enough wrap for safe and secure cushioning.

Keep it in a well-ventilated area.

It is very important to do this. Cold can cause some electronic parts to crystallize, causing them to snap or be destroyed. That is why the best option is to ensure you plan your move properly so you’ll know where to keep your electronics, especially when moving during the colder months.

Excess heat can cause damage too. Humidity and too much moisture can stop your electronics from functioning. As a result, make sure your electronics are transported in a well-ventilated truck. This is especially crucial for long-distance moves.

Now that we’ve discussed the measures you should take when packing electronics, we should also understand the importance of getting insurance for your electronics. Most electronics aren’t cheap, and some moving companies may not cover them completely. So let's dive in.

Will my electronics be covered in case of damage in the moving truck?

Given that it varies depending on the organization, this is a very challenging issue to answer. External damages may be covered by certain movers, but internal damages are typically not. Depending on the amount of interior damage and whether or not the damage occurred during transit, some companies may offer repairs for your gadgets. 

Find out if your moving company has insurance and which electronics are covered by it by speaking with them. Keep your devices close to you when moving into your new house to prevent damage, especially to the smaller ones. 

Naturally, mishaps can occur along the way, but the best course of action is to make sure you understand how to pack electronics properly to reduce or avoid damage.


It's not difficult at all to pack devices correctly; you need to be aware of how to do so for transit. The best kind of cushioning is ensured by keeping the original package. Additionally, be sure to remember any cords and mounting hardware that came with the devices. To ensure you don't lose any important data, keep in mind to back up all your data and get multiple hard drives. 

To find out if your devices are insured, ask your moving firm. Some businesses only pay for external damages and exclude internal ones. When purchasing electronics, protect yourself by purchasing insurance. For insurance, don't completely rely on the moving company.

Looking for a packing service?

At Capital City Movers, we will safely pack and transport your electronics to their final destination with ease. Our team of experts knows how to properly pack electronics, ensuring your peace of mind. Contact us at (718) 619-4881 for more information or visit our website for more services.

We hope this guide will help when packing your electronics, as the process is different from packing other items like clothing and utensils. 


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