Best Practices for Moving and Storing a Television


If you are planning to move a television and place it in a self-storage unit to open up space around your home, there are a few critical steps to consider. These best practices, which are identified below, will not only make the television moving process more efficient, but will also ensure that you keep your TV safe and secure along the way.

Tips for Moving a Television

First step when moving a TV is to consult the manual it came with to ensure you’re following the proper procedures for your brand or style of television. You’ll also need some tools before you begin, which would typically include a screwdriver and power drill, among others, depending on your current television setup (i.e. wall mounted, on a stand, etc.). From there, you will be ready to begin the moving process.

Best Practices for Moving a TV

  • Find Friends To Help. It’s certainly true that TV’s are getting lighter and lighter as the days of bulky box sets become a distant memory. But even though televisions are easier to lift, their awkward size still makes them difficult to carry alone. So before you begin moving a television, find at least one other person to help you with the lift and carry.
  • Blankets and 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 boxes and moving supplies on hand as well for additional protection that may be required.
  • Keep the 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, so don’t do that!
  • 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.

Tips for Storing a TV

Once the television is placed into the moving van, the next step is storage. The tips below highlight best practices for storing a TV.

Best Practices for 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 as well.
  • Store 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.
  • Climate Controlled Storage. Temperature is critical for all electronics, especially televisions. To combat with extreme hot or cold temperatures, a climate-controlled unit could be the best choice for your TV. Feel free to contact your self-storage facility manager with any questions.
  • 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.

If you need to store a television or other larger items, consider Canal Road Self Storage for all your household storage needs. We offer a variety of storage unit sizes perfect for all your electronics large or small throughout the Georgia area.

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