For most homeowners having a home audio and theatre system is a thing of pride, and they want to handle and move it safely when relocating. But, unlike small furniture and other home décor items, moving home audio and home theatre equipment is challenging and tricky.
Without proper planning and preparation, you can damage the electronics and topple the components. You can hire professional removalists in Melbourne to manage all or some aspects of your move. Since the experts have the expertise and resources, they can smoothly pack and transport the system.
However, here is your complete guide on packing home audio and home theatre equipment when moving for managing the activity yourself.
Look for the boxes, Styrofoam moulds, and bubble wraps; the home audio and theatre equipment came in to ensure you can pack them safely and snugly. Use these supplies if they are in good condition because the equipment will fit in perfectly, and moving them will become easier.
However, if you cannot find the original packing supplies, measure the electronics to find the best size boxes, moulds, plastic bags etc., for them. You can get corrugated boxes in different dimensions with or without foam layering.
If you are taking the assistance of professional removalists in Melbourne for packing, inform them about the equipment to ensure they bring the necessary supplies for wrapping and boxing the items.
Even with regular dusting, electronic items accumulate dust, dirt, smudges and grime that reduce their shelf life and functionality. Thus, before wrapping and boxing the components of the home audio and home theatre system, wipe everything with a microfiber cloth. Use rubbing alcohol or a mild cleaner to remove stubborn stains, spots and gunk from the TV, speakers, remote controls and other parts of the system. Ensure the home audio and theatre equipment are unplugged when you clean.
Additionally, avoid wiping them with excessively damp cloths as moisture in the folds and crevices can take longer to dry, causing bacterial or mould growth when the equipment are inside boxes. This way, even if it takes you a few days or a week to unpack the equipment after arrival at the new home, nothing will get damaged due to contaminants or moisture.
Get necessary packing supplies to secure the components of the home audio and home theatre system. Here is a list of things you will need.
• Corrugated boxes, including flat and foam-lined boxes for the TV screen, audio/video receiver, disc player, etc.
• Bubble/foam and plastic wraps
• Packing tape, permanent marker and labels
• Plastic bags of different sizes for remote control, wires, cables, and other small components.
• Newspaper or packing peanuts
While packing, make sure each part of the system is wrapped in bubble/foam wrap then secured with plastic wrap and packing tape. Place the cushioned items inside the boxes and fill empty space with newspaper or packing peanuts. Next, stick blank labels on the boxes and write the component’s name inside them. Additionally, write ‘fragile’ in bold letters on the boxes to ensure your hired removalists in Melbourne know to handle them with care.
To avoid hassle with setting up and plugging the home audio and home theatre equipment, take pictures of the system before dismantling it. Focus on taking photos of wiring of the TV screen, a/v receiver, and back of speakers to ensure you know which plugs go in which auxiliary port, USB port or HDMI port. This step is crucial when the wiring of your home theatre system is complicated, and you want to avoid hiring an electrician for set-up.
Besides helping with plugging, pictures will ensure you correctly place every part of the system. For example, you can refer to the photos to know where to keep the large speakers, subwoofers, a/v receiver, etc.
Secure each box containing the home audio and theatre equipment with extra-strength packing tape. Double-check to make sure the boxes are sealed and won’t break open when your hired removalists in Melbourne arrive on the moving day and load them on the moving truck. Since some components are heavier and more susceptible to breakage, you must do your best to close the boxes.
Moving home audio and home theatre equipment is challenging along with other household items. Therefore, you must take the assistance of local removalists in Melbourne to manage the handling and transportation. For packing the components like a pro, use the tips shared above and ensure everything reaches your new home safely.