How to Properly Pack a TV

by Vega Pao 10/09/2018

Congratulation to those of you who recently bought or sold a residence! You may have only a short period of time to pack your TV and other belongings and move them to your new place.

Here we offer three common sense tips to properly pack your TV and to make your moving day less stressful.

1. Use the Right Size Box

If you saved the original box for your TV, hooray! The box is usually strong, durable, and best of all, it’s the perfect fit for maximum protection.

But if you got rid of the TV box, there's no need to worry. You should be able to find a heavy‑duty box that is big enough to hold small to medium size TV. If you have trouble finding a very large size, some shipping stores offer custom-made boxes. Look for double-wall corrugated boxes – they are the best for packing TV’s.

2. Cover Your TV

If you don’t have the original Styrofoam to pack the TV snug in the box, wrap it in a soft blanket or bubble wrap to protect the screen against scratches.

Don't forget to secure the blanket or bubble wrap to your TV with rope, packing tape or even moving-grade shrink wrap if available. This will ensure the blanket or bubble wrap will stay in place for the duration of your move.

3. Label and Secure the TV Box

Slide your TV into your moving box and keep it in an upright position to avoid putting pressure on the TV screen.

Before sealing the box, you'll want to make sure your TV is firmly padded and won't tip or shift during transportation. Add more packing material if needed.

Finally, seal the box with packing tape and label the box as "Fragile" with an arrow point upward (to indicate which end is the top).

Sometimes it’s worth the extra money to hire a professional moving company. They have the expertise and knowledge to pack, move and transport your belongings from Point A to Point B quickly and safely.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at 415-686-2304 if you need either referral of a reputable local moving company, cleaning service or any assistance getting ready for your move. We are here to help you for a fast, seamless transition to a new home. 

About the Author

Vega Pao

My life and work experiences taught me the skills of effective communication with others, unique problem solving abilities, astute attention to detail, and the art of thinking resourcefully.

I help family moving forward whether first-time buyer achieving homeownership dream, empty nester downsizing or investor looking for residual income. I view buying and selling property as a team effort between buyer/seller and real estate brokerage. Having a knowledgeable, experienced and caring real estate agent on your side can help make the process a breeze.

I believe our home is our sanctuary, a place where we can experience ourselves most authentically. It's a powerful tool of self-expression consciously or subconsciously. I'd like very much the opportunity of helping you find the home that will reflect your own unique individual personality. I am trained and certified as a Classical Feng Shui specialist. I also fluent in Mandarin (Chinese), read, write and speak.