Colleges across the nation celebrated graduation this past weekend, which means that thousands of students are now rushing to move out of their dorm rooms and head home, either to live with Mom and Dad for a while, or strike out on their own to live in a new city. Either way, students are going to need to pack up their belongings and put them in a car to get home.
While you are probably used to packaging certain fragile items so that they don't become broken in a move, you might not have considered that you should do this with your air conditioner and electric fan as well. Because these items involve electricity and somewhat complicated systems, it's important that you do what you can to keep them safe in a move.
If you are just purchasing a window air conditioner, the best thing to do is make sure that you keep your box. This is the easiest way to transport it if you're planning on making a move into or out of a dorm or apartment, or if you're storing it during the offseason. If you don't have the box, you can likely make due by securing the cord and wrapping the unit in bubble wrap or something similar.
For the electric fan, fewer precautions need to be taken. Simply make sure that you coil the cord and attach it to the fan so that it doesn't become warped or tangled, then either find a good place for it, or wrap it in something so you don't have to worry about having it fall.