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How much does a flat screen TV weigh?

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September 20, 2013 under Moving Labor

Answered by Robert Moreschi

September 26, 2013

Hi, thanks for visiting Movers.com! Many flat-screen TVs, especially newer models, weigh surprisingly little despite their large size. Newer flat-screen TVs, depending on their size, can weigh anywhere from 25-75 pounds, although there are variations in weight based on the size of the TV and what kind of TV it is.

For example, your standard 32" flat-screen LCD TV will weigh between 25-30 pounds on average, while a much larger 60" flat-screen LED TV can be much heavier, sometimes weighing upwards of 75-100 pounds. Meanwhile, a large flat-screen projection TV can weigh as much as 200 pounds. So, as you can see, the weight of your TV is largely dependent on the type of TV that it is.

Regardless of the type of TV you're moving, you're still going to need to take good care of it when you move, making sure to pack and wrap it sufficiently enough to avoid it being damaged while in transit.

Packing your TV

  • There are moving boxes designed specifically for flat-screen TVs. You can purchase TV boxes right from Movers.com, so if you want to go the extra mile to give your TV the ultimate protection during your move, you can't go wrong with one of these boxes.
  • If you don't have any boxes big enough for your TV, wrap it thoroughly. You should have enough moving blankets and pads to wrap the TV and have every inch of it covered and properly padded to cushion it and absorb any shock. If you want added protection, wrap the TV in a layer of shrink wrap to contain it and secure it with packing tape, after you have placed the blankets and pads.
  • Remove all cords and wires and wrap them separately. Also make sure to label the cords and wires properly so you'll know where they all belong when it comes time to unpack and set up at your new home.
Moving your TV
  • Always make sure that you have help. If you're moving a big-screen TV that exceeds 55 inches, you're probably going to need help carrying it. While the weight of it might not be too much for you to handle, the sheer size of it will make it very difficult to maneuver without the help of at least one other person, so make sure that you have someone there to help you move and load the TV.
  • Be careful when placing the TV on the truck. Don't place it close to any sharp edges or corners that can potentially be knocked into the TV during the move and damage it. Also, don't place it on top of anything where it is at risk for falling off and don't place it underneath anything heavy either. The best place for it is towards the back of the truck or the front of the truck, protected on all sides from anything falling onto it.
To find some movers in your area that can assist you with moving your flat-screen TV, simply visit the front page of Movers.com and fill out our free and easy-to-use quote form at the top of the page. You'll then be contacted by up to 7 moving companies that will provide you with a no-obligation estimate for your move.
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