How to Prepare a Television for Moving Day
Updated: Mar 22
Televisions come in all shapes and sizes. Many people have a TV, and chances are you have more than just one. It can be stressful to keep fragile items safe on moving day, but fortunately, there is a safe way to move TVs of all shapes and sizes. By following the instructions below, you will have a much greater chance of moving your TVs safely and efficiently.
What You'll Need:
(You can find most of these items at your local home improvement store)
A knife for cutting cardboard
Someone to help
Step 1: Cut cardboard to the size of the TV screen
After you have a sheet of cardboard that is the right size, attach it over the screen of your TV with painter's tape
It's okay if you cut the cardboard a little too big. You are just looking to cover the screen completely. Extra cardboard can either be trimmed or folded around the edges of the TV
Step 2: Wrapping
After the cardboard is secure, you must wrap the TV in a moving blanket (or two) and plastic wrap.
Drape a moving blanket over the television so that the front and back of the TV are entirely covered; use multiple blankets if needed.
Slack can be folded neatly over the screen for an extra layer of protection.
Once the blankets are in their proper position, apply the plastic wrap to hold the blanket in place.
You may need an assistant to help keep things in place while wrapping
In the end, the plastic wrap should be reasonably tight
Transporting Your TV:
Step 3: Make sure there is a clear path.
Moving day can be hectic. Make sure you have a clear walkway to where your television will end up.
Step 4: Team carry
You should have two people carry your TV, especially if it is large
One person will walk backward, and one will walk forwards, make sure you go slow, and communicate if something is in the way
Step 5: Securing Your TV
Once you have loaded the TV into your vehicle, it is good to use bungee straps to ensure that it cannot move.
Usually, it is safest to strap the TV so that it is upright
If the TV will be pressed against other items, place an extra moving blanket as padding between the TV and whatever is against it
Hopefully, these pointers assist you as you attempt to prepare and transport your TVs for your upcoming move safely. If you would like to hire some professional help, reach out to us at The College Moving Crew. We would love to assist you with any of your upcoming moving needs!
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Please use this information at your own risk, and be aware that if you decide to move on your own, CMC is not responsible for any damages or injuries.
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