The best computer monitors are sensitive and fragile pieces of equipment, which can make for some confusion during moves or when you need to ship a display across the country. To help simplify the process, we have assembled some helpful tips regarding how to ship a computer monitor.

How to Pack a Monitor for Moving

Packing a computer monitor, or any piece of sensitive equipment, for moving or just to be shipped can be a complicated process. Don’t fret. There are some general tips to consider that should make your life easier.

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Tips for Shipping a Computer Monitor

We have assembled a number of useful tips to help streamline and simplify the packing and shipping process when it comes to computer monitors.

Keep the Original Box

The easiest way to find a suitable box to ship your computer monitor in is to keep the original box and related packing components. This can include large pieces of styrofoam that help keep the monitor in place during transit. We would still recommend packing the boxed-up monitor in another slightly larger box, however, to absolutely ensure safety as it travels. Many shipping companies can easily find a suitable box for this purpose.

Tip: We would still recommend packing the boxed-up monitor in another slightly larger box, however, to absolutely ensure safety as it travels

Find a Suitable Box

If you do not have the monitor’s original box, you will have to purchase or find a suitably sized box. Generally speaking, look for a box that is just a bit bigger than the monitor itself, to allow room for a range of safety-enhancing packing products. You can also use cardboard corners to construct your own box, but be sure to use shrink wrap or tape so it fits snugly around the monitor.

Gather up Packing Supplies

You will want to place a number of safety-enhancing packing supplies in the box with the monitor as you prepare it for shipment or for a move. This includes bubble wrap, styrofoam, and packing peanuts. Use these packing supplies to eliminate any empty space throughout the box. This will reduce the chances of the monitor sliding around during transit. Empty space is the enemy of careful shipping.

Tip: Use these packing supplies to eliminate any empty space throughout the box. This will reduce the chances of the monitor sliding around during transit

Pack the Monitor and Seal it up

Place the monitor inside the box, making sure it snugly fits inside and features little to no wiggle room. Never lay the monitor facing down, as this could potentially lead to damage. Additionally, always make sure the monitor is moved while it is standing up, so be sure to mark the box clearly for shipment workers.

Tip: Never lay the monitor facing down, as this could potentially lead to damage

STAT:

Tremendous demand fueled by working and learning from home led the global PC monitor market to impressive heights during the back-to-school quarter (3Q2020). Volume grew 15.9% compared to the same quarter last year, according to results from International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker. Global shipments far surpassed expectations at more than 37.5 million units, a number last exceeded during the third quarter of 2012.

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*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC5IrIiAydo

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYYXJgngyiY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_monitor

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Computer_monitors

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Shipping_companies

How to Pack a Monitor for Moving FAQ

How do I safely put my PC and monitor in a car?

We would recommend placing the computer monitor in a box that offers a snug fit. Additionally, avoid having the monitor facing down.

What’s the best way to move a desktop computer?

The best way is to keep the original box and packing supplies, including the styrofoam chunks. When it comes time to move, simply place everything back in the original box and seal it up tight.

Can I use packing peanuts for a computer monitor?

Absolutely. Packing peanuts, along with bubble wrap, offer a convenient option to make sure your monitor does not slide around during transit.

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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