Whether you are a serious gamer or you have a gaming room to entertain guests, you may be wondering how to successfully pack and move all of your games and accessories. From valuable electronics to vintage arcade games, your moving company can help you to tackle your move and get your gaming items safely moved to your new home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing to pack and move.
Use Original Packaging
Whenever possible, use the original packaging for your electronics. Video game console boxes may have trays designed to hold the console and controllers perfectly, which means you won't have to use packing supplies to keep them secure during the move. If you have the owner's manuals and instructions for your electronics, be sure to pack each manual in the corresponding box. Take pictures of the back of your TV set and gaming consoles to help identify where all cords and cables should go when you arrive at your new home.
Take Advantage Of Electronics Setup Services
Some moving companies offer electronics setup services, which can be a big help in getting your gaming room set up. The movers can help to set up your TV, gaming computer, modem, and any other essentials you need in the room so you have one less thing to worry about. Consider having the moving company do the same for the TV in your living room and your family's shared computer to get everything ready for use on the first day you're in your new home.
Handle Large Items With Care
If you have a pool table, pinball machines, or old arcade games, you'll want to make special arrangements to have these items moved. Look for a moving company with experience moving large items, and be sure to inform your movers of the items you have in your gaming room. Extra precautions might need to be taken, such as removing doors to get these items out or providing a separate truck to transport them in. Be sure to disassemble as much of these items as possible, and wrap them in moving blankets and other packing materials to get them ready for the move. Your moving company may also offer professional packing services for large or unusual items as well.
Invest In Moving Insurance
Gaming gear, old video games, and other prized possessions may be difficult and expensive to replace. While your movers will do their best to ensure your items arrive safely, accidents do happen. Consider taking out moving insurance with your moving company to help cover the cost of any items that might become lost or stolen during your move.
Talk to your movers in advance about your gaming room so they can determine which, if any, special considerations they will have to make to get your items moved. With a bit of planning, you can get your gaming room packed and ready for your move.Share
8 September 2017
My husband is in the military, and our family has had to move across the country a few times throughout his career. The first time we faced a move, I was so overwhelmed that I felt like I was going to burst! We had accumulated so much "stuff" that I just didn't know what to do with it all. We ended up hiring a moving company, and we put all of the "stuff" we didn't use often in a storage unit. Once I got through the process once, our next couple of moves seemed like a breeze. I know there are other families out there facing their first moves feeling unprepared and overwhelmed, so I decided to make a blog to share moving tips and tips about using storage units wisely. I hope I can help make your move less stressful!