A flat screen television uses various techniques to display in a flat and thin format. Plasma, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Light Emitting Diode (LED), Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), and Ultra High-Definition (UHD) are just some of the examples. Because the screens are smooth and even – not convex, the display is not distorted at the edges. Thus, it delivers crystal clear, vibrant and highly detailed images on the screen. They don’t come cheap either, with high-end and larger models costing thousands of dollars. When you move, for example, you want to transport your flat screen TV safely and correctly. The following tips will help with this.
Arrange the supplies
As with any project, the first step is to always be prepared. Gather all the necessary tools and supplies. You don’t want to be in the middle of packing only to find out you don’t have your packing tape handy. Get ready with the following:
- newspaper/wrapping paper
- microfiber cloth
- scissors/cutting tools
- sticky notes and highlighter for labeling
Remove accessories and cords
Disconnect the television from the power source. Remove all devices (PlayStation, X-Box, Blu-Ray Player, external drives, cable box, etc.) connected to it. Roll up all the cords and tie them. Label the different cords and cables to make them easier to identify. Put everything in a shopping bag including the remotes. Add a note outside the bag to indicate the contents.
Prepare your TV
Flat screens are usually mounted on the wall. Sometimes TV mounts are so tight that it can be difficult to loosen them. Remember that your TV screen, no matter how light or thin, is made of fragile materials. So this is not a one-man business, you need help. Therefore, ask friends or relatives to help you. Unscrew the fasteners while the other person supports the TV. Place the screws in resealable plastic bags or in a ladies handbag and label them properly. Also clean your flat screen TV before you pack it.
Place your TV in a box
Some people will often choose to keep the original packaging their TV came in, while others will not. If you still have the box, it is important that you have all of the original packaging – not just the box! Without the foam inserts, the TV is free to move and rattle in the box. If you no longer have them, fill the space with packing materials such as newspaper or wrapping paper. Don’t have a box for the TV anymore? Then place it in a Burkely bag or wrap it in a blanket.
Move your TV carefully
If you plan to use your own car to transport your TV, make sure it fits in your car. You can put it in the back seat or in the trunk. You can also choose to be assisted by expert movers. Whether you still have the original box or not, they can definitely move your TV safely and easily.