How to Properly Pack Electronic Equipment

September 18th, 2014

While moving, your electronic equipment is more likely to break than any other item you’re packing. Why? Because some people don’t really know the proper way to securely pack their electronic equipment.

Here are some tips to securely pack and protect your electronic equipment while moving:

  • If you haven’t thrown it away, review the manufacture’s instruction manual that came with the device when you first purchased it; this will usually give you instructions on how to store the device and the climate it needs to be in in order to survive.
  • Keep your cords organized, don’t just throw them all together in a box! They’re going to get tangled, and it’s going to be a nightmare untangling them! Either label the cords, or attach the cords with the device they belong to.
  • Securely cover your electronic equipment with some type of linen to prevent exposure to dust.
  • If you still have the original box, place the equipment in that box and tape it up; but most of you probably threw out the box; if that’s the case use a sturdy box that is close to the same size as the equipment. Any space in the box that is leftover should be filled in with packaging material.
  • For screens, don’t use material like newspaper because it will scratch the screen. See if you can find soft, anti-static cloths to cover and protect your computer and TV screens.

Electronic devices aren’t cheap, you should spend some extra time in securely packing and protecting them from damage during the moving process. If you need help with packing any of your belongings, not just electronics, we will securely and safely pack all of your belongings!

For more information about packaging or for a free moving estimate, please give Boston Rare Movers a call at 617-825-7273.

Moved College Student to Allston MA

September 4th, 2014

We just finished moving a Suffolk University student to her apartment in Allston MA; late last month our moving crew moved a student and all of her belongings to a small studio apartment in Allston MA.

Her parents gave us a call in mid June, looking for a moving estimate; their daughter was moving from Concord New Hampshire to finish off her undergrad at Suffolk. During these initial calls, we ask the customer about their belongings; what they are bringing, how much the are bringing, and whether or not they need our packing services.

The mother started to list some of the big ticket items her daughter would be taking to college with her: queen size bed, couch, loveseat, recliner, bureau, desk, night table, dining room table, and a flat screen television, along with boxes filled with clothes, kitchen ware, etc.

Based on this description, we knew how many crew members it would take to efficiently make the move and the size of the truck we had to use. With this knowledge, we were able to give the mother an accurate estimate for what the move would cost.

A few days later, the mother called us, and said that she would like to book a moving day with us. Because she called months in advance, we were able to book a moving day that conceited with her daughter’s college schedule. (Side note, it is important to book a moving day months in advance!)

We drove up to New Hampshire, packed all the big ticket items first (couch, table, bureau, etc), made sure to wrap up the TV with bubble wrap, and loaded up all of the boxes.

Her apartment was on the fifth floor, so we had to lug up everything five flights of stairs, which is something our crew members are used to!

We were able to move this student’s “stuff” pretty quickly and efficiently.

For more information about our moving services, or for a free estimate, please give Rare Movers a call at 617.825.7273. Remember to book your moving day, months in advance!