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Pack Your Monitor for Safe Moving or Storage | Step-by-Step Guide

Looking for a guide on how to pack a computer monitor for moving? A monitor is a fragile item and damage to it will be costly. Therefore, the transportation of this item should be handled responsibly.

This guide will provide you with clear steps on how to pack your monitor, ensuring its safety. Our method is ideal for individuals, families and students who do not have the original packaging.

Materials Needed

For packing your monitor safely, you’ll need:

  • Bubble Wrap: Necessary for packing and protecting the monitor.
  • Packing Tape: To secure the bubble wrap and seal the box.
  • Sturdy Box: A box slightly larger than the monitor for cushioning space.
  • Cardboard Pieces: For additional screen protection.
  • Cushioning Materials: Packing peanuts or crumpled paper for box filling.
  • Twist Ties: To organize and secure cables.
  • Marker: For labeling the box.

These materials are often found in moving kits, but they can also be purchased individually.

Step-by-Step Packing Guide

1. Preparing the Monitor

First, unplug the monitor and clean it to remove dust and fingerprints.

preparing monitor collage

2. Measuring and Selecting the Right Box

Use a tape measure to measure the width, height, and depth of your monitor. Choose a box slightly larger than these dimensions to accommodate the protective pad.

Measuring and Selecting the Right Box

3. Removing and Packing the Stand

If the stand is removable, remove it and wrap it separately in bubble wrap.

Removing and Packing the Stand

4. Protecting the Screen and Body

Wrap the monitor in bubble wrap, securing it with tape. To further protect the screen, place a piece of cardboard on top of the screen before wrapping.

Protecting the Screen and Body
💡 Yes, you can wrap the monitor in bubble wrap. This is to protect the monitor screen and cabinet from shocks during moving.

5. Securing Cables and Accessories

Wind the cables and secure them with cable ties. Wrap any optional accessories and label them for easy identification.

Securing Cables and Accessories

6. Placing the Monitor in the Box

Place the packed monitor in the box. Cover it with additional cushioning materials such as packing peanuts or crumpled paper to prevent shifting.

Placing the Monitor in the Box

7. Sealing and Labeling

Seal the box with heavy packing tape. Label the box with “Fragile” and “This side up” to ensure careful handling.

Sealing and Labeling
💡 To protect your computer monitor when moving, wrap it securely in bubble wrap, use extra cardboard to protect the screen, and place it upright in a box with cushioning materials. Make sure cables are coiled and secured to prevent tangling.

Additional Tips

  • Keep Monitor Upright: It is not recommended to lay computer monitors flat during transportation. Such a position may put excessive pressure on the screen and internal components, which may result in damage.
  • Stable Placement: When transporting in a truck or storage unit, secure the monitor between stable objects to avoid tipping.
  • Avoid Heavy Items: Don’t place heavy objects on top of the monitor box.
  • Disassemble Stand: If possible, remove the stand to save space and ease packing.
  • Label Clearly: Mark the box as “Fragile” to ensure careful handling by movers or during storage.

Conclusion

Properly packing your monitor is not only for its safety, but also for your mental calmness while moving or storing it.

For an even more comprehensive look into the packing process, check out our complete packing guide posted on our blog. It’s filled with helpful tips and strategies to ensure all phases of your move are covered. And if you need more hands-on help, AT Movers offers a range of services including packing, moving boxes, and storage solutions.