TV Storage Tips: How to Move a TV into Storage
Your TV is your go-to spot for every game day, award show and Monday night spent watching your favorite show. Now you are moving, and your TV is coming with you to your new home. In order to keep your television free from damage, it is essential that it is moved properly. Interested in learning how to move a TV? Read below!
How to Move a TV in 5 Steps
1. Take a Picture of the TV Wiring
Before disconnecting any wires, take a picture of the back of the TV so you know how to reconnect it when you get to your new home. This will save you a lot of time, because figuring out how to reconnect the TV can be surprisingly difficult.
2.Clean the TV and Cables
Before putting the TV into storage, it is important to thoroughly clean it. In order to clean the TV, use compressed air to blow any dust out of the small cracks and crevices. After doing this, wipe the TV down with a damp cloth. Dust also settles on the TV cables, so wipe the cables down to remove any dust.
3. Use the Original Box and Padding
The best way to protect your TV from damage is to transport the TV in the original box it came in. In order to keep the TV as secure as possible, use the Styrofoam padding that was included with the TV to hold it steady. If you did not keep your TV box from your original purchase, you may be able to purchase a TV box from the distributor.
4. Pad the Screen with Bubble Wrap
The easiest part of the TV to damage during transportation is the screen. If you do not have the Styrofoam padding that originally came in the TV box, wrap it in bubble wrap.
5. Always Keep the TV Upright
When moving and storing a TV, always keep it upright. Laying the television on its side can severely damage the screen and internal parts.
How to Store a TV
- Use a climate controlled storage unit- When storing a television, always use a climate controlled storage unit. Over time, fluctuations in temperature can permanently damage the screen and internal parts of the TV.
- Keep the TV upright- Always keep the TV upright in storage. Laying a television down can permanently damage the screen.
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Unfortunately, sometimes the moving process doesn’t go as planned. If your new home will not be ready for move-in until months after you have to be out of your old home, you may be looking for a location to store some of your belongings. With a storage unit rental, you’re able to store your belongings in a secure location until you need them again. When storing a temperature sensitive item like a TV, always use a climate controlled storage unit. Need storage in Brentwood, CA? Brentwood Self Storage has various sized climate controlled storage units for rent, including the 10x10 and 10x15 storage unit. Reserve your Brentwood Self Storage unit today!