Posted on 12-13-2011
Packing Tip - Electronics
Take a Picture- Use a digital or cell phone camera to take pictures of how complicated wiring (computer cords, speaker wires) is hooked up. You can print each picture and put it in the top of the box holding the item. This will make hooking up the items in your new place much easier.
Original is best- Always use the original packaging when available.
Double boxing- For especially fragile electronics, pack them first in a box with an excessive amount of packing material then pack that box in a larger box filled with peanuts or paper. This two-box system seems to isolate items from jarring impacts.
Wrap it Up- Wrap each cord carefully with cable organizers, heavy twist ties or heavy rubber bands. Never throw unwrapped cords into boxes- they get tangled and caught on other items.
Label 'em- Consider getting a label maker and labeling the end of each of the cord and what it goes to. You will know exactly which cord you're seeing and where each end connects when you put things back together.
The two-inch rule- Use at least 2" of biodegradable packing material around each side of fragile items.
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Thanks everyone for your kind wisehs! There have been a few hiccups but overall the move has been pretty smooth. I'm certainly looking forward to the day all the boxes are emptied and everything is put away!Iliana - Will do! But first a new bookshelf so they don't have to be as crowded as they were in our old place. :)