How to Move Plasma, LED, and LCD Flat Screen Televisions

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Moving a flat screen television can raise a little anxiety in everyone because plasma, LED, and LCD flat screen televisions are expensive and sensitive. It’s a good thing you stopped by to read these tips from diggins and rose movers because it is our goal is to help you move your flat screen TV safely and properly.  There’s two ways we can do this; we can offer you a special TV box made specifically for moving flat screen TVs or we can provide with you a helpful guide on how to do it yourself.

How do you protect your TV? As we mentioned, we offer a special sturdy box made just for flat screen televisions. It will accommodate any TV size up to 60”. We made a quick and helpful video on what the box looks like and how it works. Watch the video.

With our special box, your flat screen TV is custom fit, fully protected front to back, side to side, and top to bottom. It can easily be placed neatly into our box where it is securely packaged. The box itself is robust and can withstand the rigors of moving. If you no longer have your original TV box or if you want a better made one, call us today and get your special TV box now. You’ll get a detailed set of instructions on how to pack your TV in the box, and you can always take another glance at our quick and helpful video if you’d like. Have a TV bigger than 60”? No problem, we can build you a custom crate made just for your TV.

Making Your Own Flat Screen TV Box

If you have your own box or want to make one yourself, let us help you with some quick and easy to follow steps that we hope you will benefit from. First you need to get a box that will fit your TV. The original box is best for this option if you still have it, or you can make your own. Just be sure the box itself is made of sturdy cardboard and that you use enough tape to secure the seams of the box. Once finished, place a neatly folded sheet or some cut-to-fit foam in the bottom of your box to act as padding for your TV. Now put the box aside for now.

After you have removed the screws from your TV that fasten its stand, find a very soft blanket, sheet, or cloth material that you can use to drape over you TV. It should be long enough to cover the front and back of your TV and wide enough to wrap around the sides of your TV. With the protective covering draped over your flat screen television, use some moving-grade shrink wrap or tape to secure the covering to your TV. Make sure the covering is secured so that there are no loose or hanging areas.

You should be able to lift your TV if it’s not too big or have someone help you lift it and then place it in your box onto your padding. Insert more cut-to-fit foam on the sides of you TV and then on top of your TV, and make sure it’s secure in the box and not shifting or rocking around inside. Finally, seal the box with plenty of tape.

We recommend that you don’t bother to try and fit the TV stand or wires, cables, and remote into the actual TV box. Those can easily be placed in another box and labeled on the outside for easy location at destination. By using a separate box, it will also ensure better protection for your TV because you won’t have loose items shifting about or crammed against your flat screen TV.

Not comfortable packing your flat screen TV? Your United agent can pack it properly for you.

Transporting your Flat Screen TV

Always load your TV in an upright position. Never lay it on its side or flat because that can lead to damage either on the exterior, or interior parts of your flat screen TV. Load your TV box on top of heavier, stable items and never with anything heavy on your TV box. Whatever you place behind or in front of your TV box should also be flat so that if your load shifts, nothing will penetrate your box.

Storing your Flat Screen Television

If you need to store your flat screen plasma, LED, or LCD television, find a place that is climate controlled. It’s not so much summer heat that can harm your TV; rather it is the intense cold during early Spring and Winter months. Moisture can develop on the sensitive electronic parts of your TV and the extreme cold can lead to cracks or warping in its casing and even screen.

If you find yourself in need of long term storage or you need storage during the colder seasons, diggins & ROSE can help. We can offer climate controlled warehouse storage. To find out how we can help you for all of your moving, packing, and storage needs, call us today at 800-258-1052.

About Diggins & Rose

In business since 1955, diggins & ROSE Moving Systems has become one of New England’s most respected moving companies serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Southern Vermont and Southern Maine. Diggins & ROSE has earned a reputation throughout the New England region for its commitment to quality and service. We are consistently rated as a top moving company in MA and top moving company in NH with an A+ BBB rating and a A BBB Accredited Business since 12/12/1994.

We provide local moving services, long distance moving services, portable storage and much more. Diggins & Rose is an agent for United Van Lines serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The Rose family had a goal and a mission to provide the moving public with innovation, creativity, quality and customer satisfaction at a fair price, from the company’s conception. Now, over 55 years later the company continues to provide that same commitment for “quality service all the time, every time!”

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