How to Safely Pack Electronics During a Move

Backing it all up

When moving, things can sometimes become damaged or broken. That’s why, if you have important files and data on your electronics, you should always back up your devices to the cloud or an external hard drive.

If you do back your electronics to external hard drives, be sure to put them in a safe place to ensure all your files and data don’t get lost during the moving process. Accidents happen! That’s why it’s important to be prepared. 


When it’s time to pack up your electronics, be sure to have a system in place for organizing their component parts. For game systems, always make sure the games are taken out of the device and placed back in the case and stored for ease of access. Same if you have a DVD player.

It’s also important to have a system setup for wiring, chargers, and cords. A good technique is to color code each type of wiring so that it can be easily identified when unpacking. Maybe you sort all your chargers with green and HDMI cables with blue. Or, you could correspond a certain color to specific electronic devices. Perhaps you put a red piece of tape on your TV and bind all your TV cables together with red string! There are many creative ways to stay organized and secure with your wiring, you’ll find the right one.

Boxing it all up

Electronics can be heavy and fragile. When putting your electronics into boxes, it’s crucial that you utilize sturdy, thick boxes with internal padding. This is obviously because you want to minimize the possibility of your electronics breaking while in the box.

There are many types of padding, from simple packing peanuts, to silicon gel pads, to using small pillows. Get creative with it! Just be sure that when you put your electronics in a box they are secured and packed tightly.

Use blankets

For larger electronics like TV’s that can’t be packed into boxes, protecting their screens can present a set of unique challenges for movers. It’s always good to know the dimensions of your moving vehicle and the size of your television so that you can fit it in the right position.

For an easy, proven method for protecting your screen, we use one or two moving blankets to cover the screen to help prevent scratching. It’s a simple solution, and effective!

Consider storage units

Even with all of these tips, you may find that you can’t move all of your things the day of your move. This is where storage units can come in handy. Putting larger or more fragile items into storage for a few days can help take the ease off worrying about their safety. If all of your electronics fit into a few boxes, you might want to consider putting them into storage and moving them in at a later date when everything else is set.

Moving can be a stressful process, but Elite Moving and Storage can help you have peace of mind as you get ready to tackle your next relocation. Request a quote from us and find out how we can help with your moving needs.