This article offers tips on how to properly move and store a television into a self-storage unit. Before we begin, it’s important to first consult the manual that came with your television to ensure you’re following the proper procedures for your brand or style of TV. You’ll also need a screwdriver, power drill, and potentially other tools as well (depending on how your television is mounted). From there, you will be ready to begin the moving process.
Best Practices for Moving a TV
Blankets for protection. Make sure to cover your television with a moving blanket or some type of protection that will guard against scrapes, dings or even finger prints. The slightest scratch along the doorway will take away from your viewing experience, so be sure to cover and protect while moving a TV. You may also want to have traditional packing and moving supplies on hand as well for additional protection that may be required.
Use moving straps. Depending on your television screen size, it may be beneficial to use moving straps while in transit. Even with two people carrying your television, these straps could guard against a slip or stumble that could end the life of your precious television. In some cases, a dolly could also be a worthwhile tool.
Always keep your TV upright. Both while you’re lifting and moving a TV, as well as when you set it down in the moving truck, always keep the television in an upright position. You could damage your television by laying it flat. Regardless of what model you have, always maintain an upright position in transit. This is another area where moving straps could come in handy.
Tips for Storing a TV
Once the television is placed into the moving van, the next step is to prepare your television for the self-storage unit. The tips below highlight best practices for storing a TV. Keep in mind that temperature is critical for all electronics, especially televisions. To combat with extreme hot or cold temperatures, a climate-controlled storage unit could be the best choice for your TV. Feel free to contact Crews Storage with any questions.
Store TV in original box. Hopefully you kept the original box and packaging your television arrived in. If so, this is something you will want to use when placing your TV in storage. You may need some new bubble wrap or packing tape to refurbish the original box, but be sure to use this when storing a TV.
Clean before storing. By referring to the cleaning instructions outlined in your television manual, be sure to clean your TV thoroughly before placing it in storage. This means cleaning it after it comes off the moving van and arrives at the self-storage unit.
Again, don’t lay flat. Just as we mentioned during the moving process, you do not want to place your television flat on its back in storage. By doing so, you could severely damage the internal wiring and structure of your television, so make sure this is avoided while in storage.
Crews Storage offers climate control television storage options along with household, business storage and any other storage solutions you need for the Panama City, FL community. Stop by to learn more about how we can help make your next storage experience safe, secure and affordable.