Clearly mark ‘fragile’ on the outside of cartons with breakables or delicate electronics.(Shutterstock)
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Shifting your home or office? Follow these pro tips for packing, moving electronics

Here’s how to save your expensive electronics equipment from damage when you are shifting home or office.
By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2017 12:56 PM IST

Computers, tablets, video game systems, stereo equipment and televisions are all high worth investments which you want to save from damage when you are shifting home or office. Hire a professional company and be organised about the cords and remotes, suggest experts. Here’s some sound advice:

* Save the original boxes and packing materials for repacking.

* Essential packing materials: Electronics are usually very fragile and sensitive, so make sure you use enough bubble wrap, cushioning material and packing paper. Avoid using newspaper for packing, because electronics will not be safe under this protection.

* Check the temperature in storage. Sensitive electronics such as computers and televisions may need to be stored in climate-controlled units. Seek advice from the manufacturer or your storage facility.

* Mark the cartons: Clearly mark ‘fragile’ on the outside of cartons with breakables or delicate electronics. Also mark ‘this side up’ on items containing electronics.

* Organise your cords and remotes: Take photographs of how cords are connected to their devices for easy reassembling later on. There’s nothing more frustrating than untangling wires and trying to figure out which electronic device they belong to.

* Wrap up your cords neatly and label them so you know which cord belongs to which device. You could also use coloured stickers on each cord and the same colour sticker where the cord connects to the device. This will save you the hassle of trying to figure out what fits where.

* Knowledge of packing: If you are lacking in knowledge regarding the packing of the electronic items, it would be better to read the user manual for the same. This will instruct you in the best manner so that nothing goes wrong during the process.

* Moving inventory list: Make a list of the components in each box. Make sure you have got all the parts before you start assembling.

– Inputs from Rahul Pillai, CEO, Interem Relocations, and Hansraj Budhiraja, CEO, AB Sea Container Pvt Ltd.

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