Your best bet when shipping home electronics is to ask your shipping company for advice or consult your owner’s manual. You can typically find the owner’s manual online if you happened to lose it. The original packaging is often the safest way to pack your home electronics. If you don’t have the original packaging, you can buy specialty electronics boxes from a moving supply company, or with a little work, you can protect your electronics during shipping with some basic packing supplies.
Supplies you will need
- Anti-static packaging material
- Padding (for screens)
- Sturdy cardboard boxes that are designed for your electronics
Tips for preparing your electronics for shipping
- Be sure to remove all media from the item you are packing
- Unplug and wipe down your electronics
- Bundle all cables and wires following the natural curve. Tie with twist-ties, and label. Any loose cables should be placed in a labeled, clear bag and taped to the item.
- If you are shipping an item with a screen, such as a TV or monitor, make sure to carefully pad the screen to protect from scratches or cracks.
Shipping Home Electronics with uShip
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Content Updated: April 29, 2019 – Lisa Friedrich