How to Pack an LCD TV for Shipping

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How to Pack an LCD TV for Shipping
Use plenty of cushioning when packing an LCD TV for shipping. (full hd lcd tv image by mattmatt73 from Fotolia.com)

Preparing an LCD TV for shipping can seem an impossible task. Because of the glass screen, it is a prime item for breakage during the shipping process. Internet electronics retailers ship LCD televisions often. The styrofoam inserts from the manufacturers help protect televisions and hold them in place. If you do not have the original packaging, there are simple alternatives to packaging your LCD so it will arrive in one piece.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Bubble Wrap
  • Tape
  • Box
  • Masonite

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Obtain a box that will accommodate the television with room left for wrapping. Storage and moving facilities such as Uhaul, Penske and Ryder are good places to find a box that will fit an LCD television.

  2. 2

    Wrap the LCD TV in a blanket, household quilt or comforter. Wrap the item in a soft fabric to serve as a layer of protection. Secure the blanket with tape, if necessary.

  3. 3

    Apply at least one layer of bubble wrap on top of the blanket. When applying layers, ensure that the LCD TV will fit into the box with the additional width of the bubble wrap.

  4. 4

    Place masonite board in front of the LCD screen and secure with cling film or bubble wrap. Cut the masonite to the size of the front of the LCD TV. Masonite can be purchased at stores like Home Depot and Lowe's.

Tips and warnings

  • Most packing and shipping stores sell moving blankets that are made specifically for wrapping items.

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