What is the best way to pack a TV for moving? Moving a TV can be a daunting task due to its size, fragility, and value. Ensuring it is properly packed will help prevent any damage during transit. At Cheap Movers Riverside, we specialize in providing expert moving services, and we’ve put together this guide to help you pack your TV safely and efficiently.

What is the best way to pack a TV for moving?

Step-by-Step Guide to Packing a TV

1. Gather the Necessary Packing Supplies

Before you start, make sure you have the right materials:

  • Original Box: If you still have the TV’s original box and packing materials, this is the best option.
  • TV Box: If the original box is not available, purchase a TV packing box that fits your TV size.
  • Bubble Wrap: To provide cushioning and protection.
  • Packing Paper: For wrapping and filling gaps.
  • Moving Blanket: For additional padding.
  • Packing Tape: To secure the box.
  • Markers and Labels: To label the box.

2. Prepare the TV for Packing

  • Clean the TV: Dust and clean the TV screen and body to prevent any scratches from dirt particles.
  • Disconnect Cables: Carefully unplug all cables, cords, and accessories. Bundle the cables together and place them in a labeled plastic bag.
  • Remove Stand or Wall Mount: If the TV is on a stand or wall-mounted, remove it carefully and pack the stand or mounting hardware separately.

3. Protect the Screen

  • Use Bubble Wrap: Place a layer of bubble wrap over the screen to protect it from scratches and impacts. Secure it with packing tape, but avoid placing the tape directly on the screen.
  • Use a Moving Blanket: Wrap the entire TV in a moving blanket for extra protection. Secure the blanket with tape.

4. Place the TV in the Box

  • Use Packing Paper: Line the bottom of the TV box with crumpled packing paper for cushioning.
  • Insert the TV: Carefully place the wrapped TV into the box. Make sure it fits snugly and doesn’t shift.
  • Fill Gaps: Use packing paper or foam inserts to fill any empty spaces around the TV to prevent movement during transit.

5. Secure the Box

  • Close and Seal the Box: Fold the box flaps and secure them with packing tape. Reinforce the bottom and top of the box with additional tape for extra security.
  • Label the Box: Clearly label the box with “Fragile” and “This Side Up” to ensure proper handling by the movers.

6. Transporting the TV

  • Keep Upright: Always transport the TV upright. Laying it flat can damage the internal components.
  • Secure in Vehicle: Place the TV box securely in the moving vehicle, ensuring it is upright and doesn’t shift during transit. Use straps or other items to keep it stable.

Additional Tips

  • Climate Control: If moving in extreme weather conditions, ensure the moving truck is climate-controlled to avoid damage from excessive heat or cold.
  • Insurance: Consider getting additional insurance for your TV to cover any potential damage during the move.


Packing a TV for a move requires careful preparation and the right materials to ensure it arrives at your new home safely. By following these steps, you can protect your TV from damage during transit. At Cheap Movers Riverside, we provide professional moving services to help make your move as smooth as possible.

Contact us today for more moving tips and to get a free quote for your upcoming move.


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