Packing cables when moving could be a hard task, especially when you have many electronics lying around the house. Cables can quickly get damaged and broken if they tangle in the wrong way.
This is why it’s a good idea to hire a professional moving company to help you out with the task. We at H2H Movers have an experienced team of experts who can handle all of your belongings with great care. They can help with cables, heavy stuff, small stuff, massive furniture like sofas, etc.
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However, if you decide to do it all on your own,we have a short guide on packing cables with little to no damage to them. Stay tuned!
Organizing Cables when Moving
Organizing cables when moving house is a bit intimidating, especially if you are not so used to it. However, if you are a tech fan, there will come a time when you have to pack it all up and move it.
So, to make it more organized and ready, you can follow the following hacks on doing so:
- You can start taking photos of the way your electronics are wired just in case you forget. There could be many cable sockets, and if plugged the wrong way, the cables can damage your devices.
- Labeling is another good piece of advice, and you can do that with small colored stickers. Just put the same sticker color on one cable and then put another sticker with the same color next to its socket.
Labeling and taking photos could seem like two very easy to figure out tips, but sometimes it’s good to have a reminder.
Packing cables is the last task you have on your list when it comes to cables. To make it easier, you can simply divide them into fixed, retractable, and detachable. This way, you can get a good sense of what to do and do it correctly.
Fixed cables are usually found on small appliances like toasters, blenders, juicers, etc. You can’t remove these cables, so you have to find a way around that. The best advice we can give you is NOT to wrap the cable around the appliance. Instead, you just fold it in a long loop and use some rubber bands to secure it. Then, wrap the plug’s metal prongs in some bubble wrap and take some tape to secure it. Finally, wrap the cable in packing paper, and you are done.
Retractable cables are the easiest to manage since they are very easy to pack. You just need to retract the cable, secure its plug with the metal prongs, take some bubble wrap, wrap it and secure it with tape just to be sure. That’s all you need, and you are done!
Detachable cords can be found in peripheral devices like computers with speakers or monitors or a TV with a sound system. Another detachable cable is the laptop’s AC adapter.
When packing detachable cables, the first thing you should do is to detach them and fold them in a loop. Then take some rubber bands to secure the loop and place the cables in sandwich bags for more security. You can later label the bags and seal them. All done and ready in 10 minutes.
This was our brief guide on packing cables, and we hope it helped out one way or another. Happy moving!