With all the things you have to think
about when you're moving in the winter in the GTA, your electronics
may not seem like a special consideration. But, there are certain
special issues that come into play. Here's a look at those issues and
how you can deal with them on moving day.
It's The Cold And The
The bad news is, moving in the fall or
winter can actually ruin your treasured electronics. It's a given
that moisture can ruin electronic circuitry, but did you know that
the cold alone can damage them, even without direct exposure? Just packing your electronics in a box with padding won't be enough when the mercury drops below zero
Did you keep those manufacturer's
brochures and booklets? Congratulations! They contain your best
advice when it comes to special moving issues. The original
packaging would come in handy too.
Take the ink and toner cartridges
out of printers, scanner, and so on. Store the cartridges in plastic
bags, then insulate with towels.
Disconnect all cables and wires
that you can.
Use a box that is at least
slightly bigger than the item you're packing, and fill the space
with antistatic packaging popcorn.
- Wrap the box in old blankets to add a layer of insulation against the temperature.
Cold Can Kill Those Electronics
Protect the box from extreme
- Keep it inside the car with you, rather
than in the trunk.
Turn the heat on in your new place
immediately, and avoid placing boxes of electronics directly on a
cold floor or against a cold wall.
Avoid using space heaters, or at
least, placing any electronics within two metres of one. The hot,
dry blast of air can be equally damaging.
The bottom line is, you want to keep
electronics in a steady temperature well above freezing, and out of
any direct exposure to moisture.
We Make It Easy
You pick up. You move. It’s that
simple. The Movers Choice makes moving easy. Whether you’re moving
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