How to Pack a Monitor For Moving

Moving gadgets is a big deal because they are fragile and expensive. One mistake, and you’ll have to make an unbudgeted buy. Why not save yourself the stress and spend the next two minutes securing your pocket.

Whether you’re moving house or moving office, this article will teach you how to pack a monitor for moving.

General Procedure for Packing a Monitor for Moving

packing a pc monitor for moving

Packing your monitor for moving depends on the type, size, and packing materials.

Here are the essential things you need to pack your monitor. Get everything ready and cross off the list one after the other.

The steps to packing your monitor are almost the same as packing your TV, even without its original box.

Unplug and Back up your PC

Unplug and Back up your PC before moving

Accidents are unforeseen. Even with the best packing methods, life can still happen to your monitor.

We recommend you back up the information on your monitor to a hard drive. While you can replace a damaged part of the monitor, it’s impossible to replace lost data.

Transfer important files to USB flash drives, an external hard drive, or an online backup service. After securing your information, it’s time to get packing.

Related: How to Pack TV for Moving

Purchase Packing Materials

Packing your computer for moving is easier if you have the original box or get your hands on a similar version.

You’ll need:

Your monitor’s packaging box comes with custom-made cushioning to safeguard the device during transit. You’ll need a box bigger than the size of your computer and the right packing supplies to move your device in one piece. 

Every household item needs different kinds of packing supplies. 

Gather Packing Supplies

Empty spaces in your box toss the monitor around in transit, and packing supplies eliminates the box spaces.

You’ll need:

Tip: Use these packing supplies to eliminate any space in the box. A stuffed box keeps the monitor in place and stops it from moving around during transit.

Prepare the Cardboard Box

After getting packing materials and selecting a box, it is time to ready it. Cardboard boxes are our #1 moving option for clothes because they’re cheap and easy to find.

(You can get them from local libraries, marketplaces, liquor stores, big box stores, local recycling centers, and online stores like Craigslist.)

You can get cheap or free moving supplies and boxes from these nine online stores:

  1. Craigslist
  2. Amazon
  3. Facebook Marketplace
  5. U-haul
  6. OfferUp
  7. Home Depot
  8. Lowe’s

You must find the right box size for your monitor size. The last thing you want to deal with in transit is a compressed, understuffed box or a torn box from overstuffing.

Line the box’s insides with packing paper or plastic wrap. Stuff clothes and padding in empty spaces, then cover the top with packing paper to protect your device from moisture and pressure.

Secure the line’s cardboard box with packing tape. Label the box with either a Sharpie marker, a color-coded post-it note, or both.

3 Ways to Pack a Monitor for Moving

Whether your monitor is for gaming, personal use, or work, you want it in one piece in your new home; you’re in the right place.

Pack the Monitor in a Cardboard Box or Original Box

Pack Monitor For Moving in cardboard box

If you don’t have the original box and can’t lay your hands on an appropriate box, you can make one yourself. But before you do, you need to get accurate measurements of your monitor’s dimensions using tape.

 A larger box means more packing materials if you don’t want the device to wobble through the journey.

Suppose you unhook and wrap your monitor before readying the box; you’ll leave your device in danger. The earlier you wrap and pack your monitor in a box, the better, the safer. 

First, you need to detach and pack the PC’s monitor. Follow the steps below:

  1. Wrap the mid-tower in 2-3 sheets of bubble wrap and cover the piece in an extra sheet of packing paper.
  2. Secure the piece with enough scotch tape.
  3. Wrap the mid-tower with thick clothing like a towel.
  4. Place the tower in a separately prepared cardboard box.
  5. Label the box as “TOP,” “FRAGILE,” and “MID-TOWER.” Be sure to write the words in bold letters and in legible writing.

Tip: Place the cardboard box in a larger box for extra protection. But first, pack the bottom and insides of the larger box with thick clothing or padding supplies.

Related: How to Pack a Box for Moving

Pack your Monitor Without a Box

Moving a monitor without its box is unsettling, and the last thing you want is staring at a cracked screen while unpacking.

Can’t find a box? Here’s how to pack a monitor for moving:

Note: We added extra tips and a moving hack.

Things you’ll need:

  1. Bubble wrap.
  2. Packing peanuts.
  3. Tape.
  4. Furniture blankets.
  5. Moving straps or Bungee cords.

Step 1: Disconnect the Wires

  1. Take a few photos of the back of your monitor to guide you when refixing your device.
  2. Back up the photos on Google Drive or Dropbox.
  3. Switch off your computer and unplug the power cables from the switch.
  4. Unplug and disconnect all the wires attached to the monitor.
  5. Fold up each cable and secure it with cable ties, rubber bands, or tape.
  6. Use masking tape and a marker to label wires and cords so you’ll understand.
  7. Tape remotes and cords to their corresponding device.
  8. Arrange them in a smaller cardboard box and label them appropriately.

Tip: Clean the monitor’s screen with a microfiber cloth before packing to remove dust.

Step 2: Pack the Monitor 

Follow the methods and steps below to pack your monitor for moving without a box:

Method 1:
  1. After prepping your monitor for packing, remove its peripherals and wrap it in bubble wrap.
  2. Measure the size of your monitor screen and cut several fitting pieces of cardboard.
  3. First, tape the cardboards together, then to the edges of the monitor screen.
  4. Secure the cardboard to the monitor by taping it around the device. Ensure you don’t tape too tight and prevent the tape from touching the screen.
  5. Use several layers of bubble wrap around the monitor and fix the sheet with tape.
  6. Place a sheet of bubble wrap on the monitor screen.
  7. Wrap the monitor in clothes and furniture blankets, then secure it with tape.
  8. Wrap it like a present and place it in a cardboard box.
  9. Secure the box’s flaps with enough tape to prevent the contents from spilling.
Method 2:
  1. Gather soft wrapping materials like bubble wrap, newspapers, furniture, moving blankets, and clothes.
  2. Pad the monitor on all edges with layer after layer of these materials.
  3. Tape the padding to keep the materials in place.
  4. Measure the size of your monitor screen and cut several fitting pieces of cardboard.
  5. First, tape the cardboards together, then to the edges of your monitor screen.
  6. Secure the cardboard to the monitor by taping it around the device. Ensure you don’t tape too tight and prevent the tape from touching the monitor screen.
  7. Place the monitor carefully in the back seat of your car and cushion it with pillows and thick clothing.
  8. Drive slowly.

Note: Exercise caution when moving the monitor. Avoid roads that can cause vibrations and bumps that cause internal or external cracks.

Related: 3 Ways to Pack a TV for Moving Without a Box

Pack Peripherals First

Monitors come with main peripherals like a keyboard, mouse, scanner, and other accessories like speakers, hard drives, or Wi-Fi routers.

  1. Before packing, protect the items with bubble wrap and packing paper.
  2. Pack peripherals with their original boxes.
  3. If you don’t have the original box, use a DIY option, cardboard boxes.
  4. Pack the mid-tower with the steps we explained in number 1.
  5. Don’t fold cables too tight, or you’ll need a replacement.
  6. Use a marker to label the box as “PERIPHERALS.”

Hack for Moving a Monitor Without a Box

  1. Wrap your monitor in a bed comforter and pillows.
  2. Place the device upright in the car’s backseat. Ensure there’s nothing else in the back seat.
  3. Hold the monitor in place using bungee cords.
  4. If you don’t have bungee cords, lean the passenger seat back to be a few inches from the monitor. This way, the monitor won’t fall forward or backward.
  5. Drive slow! You’ve got all day.  

Tips for Packing a Monitor for Moving

  • Stuff crumpled paper and small clothing articles like socks to fill up open spaces in the box.
  • Shake the box lightly to check for any leeways.
  • If you’re moving your monitor in your car, the safest place is in the back seat.
  • Position your monitor upright.
  • Don’t place furniture around the monitor; please move it with clothing if you must.
  • Never lay the monitor facing down, as this could potentially damage it.

There you go! The proper way to pack a monitor for moving.

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