Your electronics must be properly packed when moving so that they don’t get damaged in transit. Here are some tips for safely transporting your desktop computer to your new office or home.
FIND COMPUTER BOXES AND SUPPLIES
After you bring your computer home, the process begins immediately. Keep the original packing materials and boxes. If you have thrown away the box like many people, return to the store and ask for a replacement.
Two benefits to packing with original materials are:
- Although it may seem perfect to keep the original box, it is an ideal fit for your computer and will be easy to return.
- It is already labeled so you won’t have to search for it again.
If you are unable to find a manufacturer’s container, you can purchase heavy-duty moving containers that are strong enough for your computer tower and monitor.
Are you keeping the original cardboard box that your laptop or desktop computer came in? You just made packing a little easier if you still have the original cardboard box your laptop or desktop computer came in. You will most likely keep the original box and packaging for your desktop monitor. However, if not, it’s okay as long you can find thick-walled cardboard boxes with the dimensions you require.
Original electronics boxes have cushion and padding inserts that are custom-made to protect sensitive devices during transport. You won’t have to worry about it, as you’ll soon be able to learn how to pack your computer safely so it arrives at its new home intact.
To ensure safe packing, purchase sturdy cardboard boxes in the right sizes. For small parts that you don’t want to be lost, packing tape and sealable plastic bags are also necessary.
BACKUP ALL CRITICAL DATA
You’ll need to back up your data in case your computer is damaged during the move. There are several methods of backing up your computer, including using an external hard drive or creating a cloud backup.
SHUT DOWN AND DISCONNECT
After closing all files and applications, turn off the computer’s main menu. Before you begin removing cords from your computer, take a photo of the back of your tower and monitor. This will help you to remember where everything connects the next time you set up your computer.
After the computer has shut down completely, you can disconnect the cables. The power cables should be first.
PACK PERIPHERALS IN A SEPARATE BOX
Your desktop PC will have a keyboard, mouse, and a variety of other peripheral devices, such as speakers and wi-fi routers. These are the three rules that you should use to pack your computer peripherals.
- Use the original packaging of peripheral devices whenever possible to ensure maximum protection during your move.
- Protect your PC peripherals with bubble wrap and packing paper. Do not twist or press cables too hard when folding them up. You could damage a cord. Labels or another type of identification are essential to track where each cable belongs and where it should be.
- If you have a scanner, printer, or other bulkier peripheral devices, you should follow the same steps as when packing your computer mid-tower. Everything should be fine.
There is nothing more frustrating than putting together a computer only to find that you have misplaced an important component. As you disassemble the computer, pack all the peripherals in a single box, so you have everything you need when you unpack. The following items should be included in this box:
- Surge protector/power supply
- Cables for printers
- Cables for cell phones
Wrap cords in bundles to prevent them from becoming tangled. Secure each one with a pipe cleaner or rubber band.
PACK THE TOWER
You can also use crumpled newspaper to cushion the bottom of your tower box if you don’t own the original box. Wrap the unit with bubble wrap and secure it by taping. To prevent any damage, place the tower upright in the box. You can fill in any extra space with crumpled packing papers. You can seal the box shut with packing tape and label it with its contents. Add a fragile sticker to let your movers know that you will handle it with care.
PACK THE MONITOR
As you did for the tower, begin by packing the box with crumpled packing papers. Next, wrap the monitor in bubble wrap or tape and secure it. Then, place the monitor upside down into the box. You can then fill the space with extra crumpled packing papers, seal it and label it just like you did with your tower box.
These steps will help you pack your computer and get it ready for your move. If you’d rather get professional help packing this and other electronics like your television, just give us a call! We are happy to assist you with packing or any other moving services. Trust your move to the long-distance movers Houston tx!
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