Protect your TV During your Move

couple moving tvOne of the worst things that sometimes happens when moving is breaking something important… especially your TV…. At Oil Capitol Relocation, we know how terrible it is to to break your TV during the move. We want to do everything we can to make your move as stress-free as it can be here in Tulsa, whether your move is local or long distance. We know how hard it can be, so we’ve make a list of tips and tricks to help when getting your TV ready for the move.

First off, you’re going to
need a box that’s appropriate for transporting your TV. The perfect box to use is the box that your TV originally came in – if you still have that. If you got rid of it though, you can get a package specifically made for moving televisions from either a hardware store or a moving supply company. You should find a box that is just slightly bigger than the TV, but not by a lot; you don’t want the TV to bounce around when it’s inside. Transporting fragile and large items requires packaging, preparation, and moving experience, not just moving trucks or specialized equipment. At Oil Capitol Relocation we have a team of experienced movers who can help you with your move in any and every way you need, even if it’s just packing up your television.

Before you start packing it up, you should take a photo behind the television with all of the cords plugged in. This will make it way easier when the time comes to reinstall your television. After taking a picture, get your TV ready to go. First take out the main cord, then take out any other connecting wires and cords. Put all of it in a bag together and tape this to the outside of the box. Sometimes there is a base you have to remove from the television to fit it in the box. If this is the case, put everything in a little bag and keep it with the base so everything stays in one place.

After getting all of the cords and wires separated from the TV, you can start to pack it up. It doesn’t matter whether your new home is far from Tulsa or you are just moving locally, it’s important to see that your television is completely covered. Use foam pieces to cover the TV screen, these will come in your kit if you decided to buy one, or in the box that your TV came in if you still have that. The foam doesn’t just keep the screen from being scratched, but it also keeps your television from bumping around in the box during your move. You can secure the foam pieces by using mover’s wrap or tape. Then use blankets or sheets to cover the TV and prevent it from becoming scratched.

Once your TV is completely covered up it’s time to place it in the box! Keep the television upright when you do this, and secure it by filling in any holes with blankets or even clothes. This keeps the TV from shifting around in its box.

loading boxes into truck The last step is to get the box inside of the truck. Place the box upright and try to put it next to other flat surfaced, secure items, including your mattress, dresser, or a bookshelf. You can’t forget to have important cables by the TV, in a bag taped to the side or in another box.

After that you’re ready to go! Hopefully you have a moving company here in Tulsa to help you out, getting you across the country or your town quickly and safely, with all of your stuff intact. If not, Oil Capitol Relocation has got you covered! We can move you fast and efficiently, and we’ll make sure your TV is safe and sound so you have it all up and running when the big game comes around.