Packing Tips

How to Pack a Television for Moving7 min read

Nov 14, 2021 5 min
How to Pack a Television for Moving

How to Pack a Television for Moving7 min read

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Packing a TV for moving is not as easy as you may think. An improperly packed TV can result in expensive damage to the television, or worse, injury to yourself or someone else. If you want to be sure that your TV is safe and secure during transit, follow our how-to guide below!

Supplies Needed to Pack a TV

The U-Haul Flat Panel TV Kit is a must-have for your next move. This kit provides optimal protection and you can rest assured that the screen will stay scratch-free while it’s in storage or on its way there! Additional packing supplies include furniture pads, movers wraps, box tape (for wrapping up delicate items), plus an extra flat panel cover if desired – all designed specifically to keep those TVs flying right along safely without any damage whatsoever.

How To Pack A Tv For Moving

To ensure your TV arrives safe, you must take the proper precautions when packing. Follow our how-to guide below!

Prepare the TV for Packing

Before you disassemble your setup, consider taking photos of how everything is connected. That way if something gets lost or broken while moving it around the house, at least we can reference our old notes from before!

Unplug all cords from back TV- place in clear plastic bag/small container and label as such so they don’t get mixed, power cord goes first followed by remote(s). Place carefully away in an easily accessible spot for future use.

TV stand- if yours has removable legs, remove them and place each leg in a tall clear plastic container. Label the bottom of each container with how many legs are inside it along with which room they go to for future reassembly purposes. Then lift your TV set placing it on top of one large sheet or blanket (make sure you can easily remove the TV from this setup if needed). Cover it in another sheet/blanket and tape up securely. Use a marker to label how many sheets or blankets your package is wrapped with.

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Unplug any cords and accessories

The first step is to unplug and organize any external cords. On top of the power cord, you could have half a dozen other cables that will need special attention when traveling with your TV components:

Dust off the backside for an area clean-up so it’s ready in no time! Once everything has been disconnected from outlet strips or wall sockets, label each wire according to its respective device (e.g., A/V IN) by using masking tape then placing them into ziplock bags velcroed together if possible but this isn’t necessary.

Label the cables and Take pictures

When you’ve got all the cords untangled, don’t skip this step because it could save time. Use a marker and masking tape to label each cord so that they can be stored in ziplock bags for easy identification when unplugging them or reconnecting your home theater after moving houses! Here are some labeling tips that might come in handy:

Labeling Tips: 

  • If there’s more than one type of cable connecting equipment together (for example satellite/cable), use a different color for each kind based on function – white = TV signal, green= internet, black=audio.       
  • If there are different types of cords that serve the same function (for example component/composite video), use a single color for them all.  
  • Use your best judgment and label accordingly to how you plan on connecting cables together once plugged in at your new home!
  • After labeling: organize each cord into individual ziplock bags. Make sure to label each bag with how it connects. For example, a cable labeled “TV” can be connected via RCA or coaxial cable. Organize so your TV is easy for you to connect at the new home!

Pack Devices Separately from the TV

As you begin to pack for your move, be sure that each electronic device has an appropriate cord. Unplug all of the cords from both the TV and power strip before rolling them up in a neat bundle with Velcro securing it closed so they don’t get tangled during transport. Place these cables into separate boxes labeled “Electronics” if possible- this way when unpacking later on down the road everything will go together much faster!

Find the original packaging or a suitable moving box

Picking a cardboard box for moving a television can be tricky. The original packaging has been designed with shipping in mind, meaning that extra care is taken to protect every part of the product and make sure it arrives safely at its destination without damage or harm. Styrofoam sections ensure an airtight barrier between your screen and any outer surfaces.

No box? Use moving blankets instead

If you don’t want to spring for a big, expensive one or if your storage space just doesn’t happen to be available then other ways can work out. For example, wrapping up the TV securely with some lightweight material such as blankets will provide padding and hopefully prevent damage during transport, not an ideal situation but better than nothing! To get everything wrapped safely use foam corner protectors were necessary before putting on plastic stretch wrap all across its surface area. You’ll also want to use either stretchy rope or zip ties (ideally a combination of both) to hold the material in place.

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Wrap the TV in Protective Packaging

Get your TV in protective packaging ahead of time to prevent damages. If you don’t have the original box or moving blankets, use packing paper, and bubble wrap. You should also protect any other important part that is not covered by a piece such as screens!

Secure the TV inside the moving truck

Packing your moving truck can be difficult, but don’t worry! Follow these simple tips to make sure that you include all the right equipment. The television should always go in an upright position and be stored on a mattress or two heavy furniture pieces at least 6-8 inches apart so it doesn’t shift around while driving down the highway. 

You want as little risk for something else falling onto the top of it too so if there isn’t enough space between items already then slide into open spaces next door where possible when loading up things like boxes and laundry baskets with belongings from home before they’re loaded crossways over one another horizontally across front seat -> backseat). These will provide extra support.

Move Your TV safely

When you load the box into a moving truck, be sure to keep it upright at all times. This is the best way for flat-screen TVs as they prevent vibrations and bumps in the road from potentially damaging screens – we recommend storing between two heavy objects like the next mattress or dresser while driving towards a new home! If none are available then use ties do so that movement doesn’t cause any damage either.

Unpack Your TV Gently

Unpacking your new television can be a little scary, but don’t worry! This is an easy process that just takes some patience and attention to detail. Be sure your TV is unloaded from the truck and placed in an upright position at all times. Lean it against a wall until you’re ready to unbox, but use caution with scissors or a box cutter as needed! 

First off be sure you have everything unpacked from the box before starting so as not to damage anything in transit or during setup procedures. Once completed unpackaging has begun: remove all tape adorning over packing materials. Carefully peel back the outer layer of the shipping container after removing any sections holding the product together with a knife/scissors blade – remember these items may still contain plastic film strapping adhesive residue which could potentially stain clothing.


If you’re wondering how to pack a TV for moving, this guide will show you the best way. Move your television with care and ensure that it arrives safely by following these simple steps. Whether you are packing up boxes or taking advantage of professional movers, be sure to follow these tips on how to pack a TV so it is safe from harm during transport. Why take any chances when there’s an easy solution? 

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