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How to Move Your Big Screen TV Safely

November 4, 2011 · Print This Article

Big screen televisions are no longer reserved for the rich. In fact, many more households have big screen televisions now than ever before in history. Perhaps that is why so many people are concerned about the implications of moving in a cheap truck rental with such a device. As these televisions are still not cheap, it is important that they are moved carefully so that they are not damaged throughout the process. It might seem like a daunting task, but there are some methods that you can employ that will only make things easier on everyone involved. In the end, you will be glad that you sought out knowledge before you started moving your things, especially when an expensive big screen television is involved. Make sure to consider these tips and you will easily get your television to your new home without any trouble at all.


Moving a large screen television on your own is not something that you should attempt. You can, however, prepare for the moving of this item ahead of time while you are packing and preparing other things for moving day. Here are just a few ways that you can plan and prepare to move your big screen television without all of the hassle:

·          Pack It Right: No matter what kind of television you have, packing it up the right way will be the best way to avoid damaging it throughout the move. The best way to pack a tv such as this is to use the original carton that it came in when you purchased it at the store. The original packaging is the best thing for the device as it was designed to keep the television safe while it was being transported to the store that you bought it from. If you don’t have the original packaging, make sure that you pad it well with moving blankets or other thick padding that will protect it from bumps along the way.

·          Solicit Help: Moving on your own isn’t too difficult if you don’t have heavy things to lift. When you do have some heavy items, such as your television, you will need to find someone to help you or you will risk damage and injury. Ask your friends and family if they can help on the day that you are going to be loading up the moving truck rental. Offer a meal or some kind of reward in return. If you cannot get friends or family to help, call around to find some moving men who work separately from any moving truck or relocation company.

·          Rent Equipment: Sometimes, your television will be too big or unwieldy for you to move even with some help. You might need some assistance from a dolly or other kind of cart that you can use to wheel your heavy tv around on. There are hardware rental businesses in almost every city, so call around and see if any of these companies offer a rental that will help you move your tv. If you do not find such a business in your area, try asking the company you rented the truck from. Often times they have equipment that can help. Be sure to put in a reservation early so that you don’t have to worry about last minute availability.

·          Insurance: No one wants to think about what would happen if they should damage or break their big screen television during a move, but this is something that must be addressed. Having insurance on all of your belongings can help you recover financially if something is broken or damaged along the way. Your tv is included in this list of belongings, and you will feel much better knowing that even if something were to happen, you will be able to enjoy your large screen in your new home.

A Successful Move

Regardless of where you might be relocating your big screen to, you need to know just how to move it so that it is safe and secure throughout the process. Don’t let a little accident ruin the fun and enjoyment that you get out of your television. Instead, consider the tips set out above and plan ahead so that you can handle anything that comes your way. Remember, there will be plenty of things to worry about when you are moving. Having a plan for your big screen television will only make the process easier and less stressful for anyone and everyone who might be involved. While it will require a little bit of extra work, having things set up for this maneuver will only help you in the long run.


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