How to transport a LCD tv

Updated March 23, 2017

The liquid-crystal display (LCD) television is known for its beautiful picture, sleek design and longevity. Purchasing an LCD TV is often a big investment. When you're transporting your LCD TV from one location to another, it's essential that you know how to handle the TV correctly to protect that investment. It is best to have someone help you transport the TV, as these units can be heavy. Also, holding these TVs flat is important, whether you're moving the TV across town or across the house.

Remove the TV from the wall mount or TV stand using a screwdriver.

Fold a soft blanket or sheet, and place it over the TV screen, making sure that it covers the entire screen. Hold the blanket in place, and wrap the entire TV with a few layers of styrofoam wrap.

Slide the LCD TV into a sturdy cardboard box that is large enough for the TV and the styrofoam padding.

Pour a generous amount of styrofoam peanuts on both sides of the TV to create a protective layer of padding between the TV and the box.

Close the box and use packing tape to secure it. Label the box according to the position of the top, bottom, front and back of the TV. This makes it easier when it comes to transporting and removing the TV from the box.

Place the LCD TV in the vehicle with the screen side facing up. Do not place anything on top of the TV.

Carry the TV with the screen facing up when you reach your destination.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Soft blanket or sheet
  • Styrofoam wrap
  • Sturdy cardboard box
  • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Packing tape
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