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How to properly and efficiently pack your electronics – State to State Movers

How to pack your electronics

Are you worried about how to pack your electronics? You shouldn’t be, because we have some amazing tips and hacks for properly packing all of your most valuable electronics. If you would like to learn how you can save up some money and make sure that your computers, laptops, and other electronics are packed properly, continue reading!

1: Getting the right supplies and packing materials

In order to make sure that your electronics don’t get damaged or broken, you need to invest in some special packing equipment. Some of the most essential things include moving boxes, sealing tape, and packaging material. Let’s begin with moving boxes. Before you go to the supply store, make sure that you write down how many moving boxes you’ll need. Another good idea is to measure out your computers and laptops. That way you can make sure to get a box in which your computer or laptop will tightly fit. This is very important because you need to make sure that nothing moves around during transportation. If anything moves, the micro components of your electronics may get damaged. The next important thing to get is packaging material. If you’re not sure how much packaging material to get, ask the store staff to help you out based on the number of boxes you’re getting. Some good packaging materials include styrofoam, foam peanuts, bubble wrap, etc. The last thing you’ll need is some good quality tape for sealing the boxes. We recommend getting some electric tape, because it’s usually the most durable.

Pro tip: If you want to save up some money, use old shoe boxes and other boxes you have lying around (if you have the box in which your laptop came in, that’s also a really good option). Instead of buying packaging material, you can consider using some old newspapers. Just make sure to stuff the box tightly, so that no movement can be heard!

2: Packing everything properly

Let’s take your laptop as an example. Choose a box which is the closest in size to your laptop. Before you place the laptop inside the box, you can first wrap it into some protective material, such as an old shirt or blanket, just to avoid scratches. Place the laptop into the box and then fill the rest of the space up with as much packaging material as needed. The goal here is to stuff the box very tightly in order to avoid movement inside of the box. Any movement could be dangerous to the components of the laptop. Close the box and shake it gently. If you hear any movement, add more packaging material. Repeat the step until you hear no noise coming from the box. Then, simply seal the box. Make sure that you seal the box tightly!

3: Packing your cables and cords

One of the biggest questions when it comes to packing your technology is how to prevent cables and cords from tangling. There are two techniques that you can employ. The first one requires only toilet paper rolls and a shoe box, for example. Place the used up rolls vertically into the shoe box. Put each of your smaller cords or wires into a separate roll. That’s it! For bigger and thicker cables, we recommend putting each separate cable into a ziplock bag. That way, the cables will be separated and unable to intertwine.


If you find that packing everything on your own is too difficult, you can always hire a professional packing crew. State to State Movers has one of the best packing crews in the nation. If you would like to hire us, give us a call right away!