3 Tips for Keeping Your Phone Chargers Organized in a Move

Phone chargers from around the house will inevitably need to be packed up during relocation. Do not leave home without your phone chargers or their components organized for easy traceability.

It may come as a surprise to learn that a phone charger is one of the least time-consuming parts of packing your items for relocation. While it may appear like a no-brainer at first glance, there are certain hidden dangers (discussed further below) that you should be aware of before jumping to conclusions. After all, you probably have many more pressing concerns during a house move.

Read on if you want to know how to pack cable for a move without damaging the phone chargers or cables!

1. Labels

Ensure you identify chargers with their phones by labeling them appropriately. Get some small colored labels and some white ones that are a little bit bigger. If you detach headers from the cables, apply a different colored sticker to the end of each cable that goes into a different piece of header.

2. Pack Properly

How you pack your phone chargers for a move depends heavily on whether or not they are permanently attached, removable, or retractable. In the case of permanently attached chargers, professional movers will advise on how to pack such cords carefully as they plan to move your items. This will ensure they do not get damaged during the haul and that you do not create bad incidents on moving day.

3. Packing a Phone Charger with a Detachable Cable

All chargers and cables should be disconnected from your phones before packing them away. Why? Taking that precaution will lessen the likelihood that the connections and tips of your fragile cables will be broken in transit. Transporting a unit with its detachable cables significantly attached increases the danger of damage to the cords and the gadget if the unit is pressed.

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Data cables are the most common type of detachable connection since they allow the primary unit to communicate with multiple additional devices, such as a television with a media player and sound system or a desktop computer with a scanner, monitor, printer, speakers, and so on.

Risks to Avoid

Folding, coiling, and wrapping cables incorrectly can cause damage (breakage) to the wires inside the cords due to the added strain. After the move, you might spend excessive time trying to untangle cables and figure out where each one belongs. A simple labeling and appropriate cable wrapping before unhooking from the devices they were linked to would have saved this time loss.

Broken parts or damages may occur if you do not store your cables and chargers well and mix them up in later charging after transporting. After relocation, expensive repairs may be necessary if the wrong chargers or cables are plugged into the wrong gadgets/phones.

Sort the cords from their clear labels to have their ends fit only the specific phones they were intended to charge based on their wattage.