Ayla PR Representative at Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
Have you ever had trouble figuring out where a particular wire from behind your entertainment stand gets plugged in? Many of us have. This problem gets a lot more complicated when you are moving because all those wires must be taken apart and packed up. Moving Made Smooth, Inc. has a few suggestions that may make taking apart your computers, entertainment stands, routers, etc. less difficult.
Electronics with Many Cords
Your electronics can be color-coded for easy reassembly. We suggest using different colored electric tape or sticker labels. Before unplugging the cords, wrap one label around the base of the cable, near the plug. Place a second label beside the slot on the box or electronic device. This way, when you put everything back together at your new home, you can simply match the colored labels.
Another option is to take a picture on your phone, tablet, or camera of the backs of each of your devices. Be sure to label each photo so that you can tell which device it is. It is also important that it is a clear enough photo to distinguish the cords and slots accurately.
Packing for Safety
Moving Made Smooth, Inc. recommends using a TV box (you can order these from us during our scheduling process) to pack your flat screen TVs or computer monitors. This helps to protect your electronics during transport and can simplify packing.
There has been an interesting "life hack" circulating on the web that uses empty paper towel and bathroom tissue rolls to wrap cords. This can be really useful if you don't have any twist/zip ties lying around and they can be easily packed into a box. All you have to do is wrap up the cord and slip it through the roll. You can even use the roll as a place to put your color coded label.