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The Movers.com Blog » Blog Archive » Moving Your Computer

Moving Your Computer

Computers can be essential to our daily lives.

Moving? Don't forget to bring your computer!

You’re going to want to take extra special care when packing your computer. Computers are expensive, and the information that they hold can be even more valuable than the machine itself. There are few simple precautions you can take when moving your computer to help ensure its safe journey to your new home.

The first thing you should do is back up all of your information. You can buy an external hard drive at any store that sells computers, but first check your computer to see how much storage you’ll need. Then you can buy a hard drive that’s big enough to hold all your information. Your best bet is to get one that’s the same size as the internal hard drive of the computer. So, if your computer has a 350 gig hard drive, buy a 350 gig external hard drive. You can also choose to store your information online by using an online storage website.

After all your files are backed up, you can start packing your computer. The first step is to¬†power down your computer. If you unplug it while it’s still on, you could lose data and possibly damage the computer. Next you’ll need to unplug everything. If you’re afraid you won’t remember where everything is supposed to get plugged in once you get to your new home, you can either write it down or take a picture for visual reference. Wrap all the wires neatly, using twist ties, and pack them separately.

If you still have your computer’s original box and packaging materials, you should use them. If you don’t have the original packaging, you have two options. Either you can get packing material, made specifically for your model of computer, from the manufacturer, or you can pack your computer carefully into a standard cardboard box.

When cushioning your computer, make sure you use only non-static bubble wrap, foam, or packing peanuts. Materials that conduct electricity may cause damage to your computer. Put cushioning on the bottom of the box first, place your computer in the box, and then cushion the sides and top of the box. Then, wrap the whole box in plastic wrap; this will keep moisture from getting into it. Finally, label the box “FRAGILE”, so you and your movers know to handle it with extra care.

Refer to the instruction manuals that came with your computer to help you set it up again, once you’ve reached your new home. The process should be very similar to the first time you set it up.

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One Comment

  1. packing supplies says:

    These are the great steps in the moving and relocation of your home-appliances like computer and it is safe to move your precious items without any stress and difficulty.

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