Television is a staple in every household. It’s how you get your news in the morning, and how you can binge-watch your favorite shows. Although your TV may currently take a prominent spot in your living room, it might not stay there forever. If you’re moving soon or have recently upgraded electronics, you may be looking to move and store a TV. In order to protect it from damage, you must move and store it correctly.
How to Move and Store a TV
Keep your TV safe from damage by following these steps:
How to Move a TV: 4 Must-Follow Steps
- Step # 1: Label cables
Electronic wiring can be complicated. Before disconnecting the cables from your TV, take a picture of how the TV wires are connected. After taking the picture, attach a piece of packing tape to each cable specifying where it goes. For example, if the cable is for the DVD player or simply a power cord.
- Step # 2: Thoroughly clean the TV
It’s amazing how dirty your TV can get after years or even months of use. Get a can of compressed air (at Staples or any mass retailer like Wal-Mart or Target) to free any dust from the crevices of the TV and the cable ports. Clean the television screen using a microfiber cloth.
- Step # 3: Pack separate box for extra pieces
While it may seem easier to pack the cables, remotes and any other items in the box with the TV, they can actually shift around and cause damage. Pack an extra box with the remote, cables and any other TV accessories.
- Step # 4: Use original packaging
The best way to protect your TV while it’s being move and store is to keep it in the original box it came in. If you don’t have the original box, contact the store you got your TV from to see if they have extras.
How to Store a TV
- Keep the TV Upright: It’s important to keep the TV upright while in storage. Laying the TV on its side can result in permanent damage to the television.
- Elevate the TV: Over time, it is possible for moisture from the ground to seep up into your storage unit. Keep your television away from the moisture by elevating it off of the floor with pallet boards.
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