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North Vancouver Moving Tips – How to Pack A Computer For Moving

When moving to or from North Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada, you will most likely be interested in learning how to pack your computer for moving so that this fragile piece of equipment reaches your new home safely.

How to Safely Move a Computer - Movers North Vancouver

We prepared some tips below for packing a computer quickly, efficiently and safely.

Computer packing supplies

The appropriate packing materials are an essential part of the computer’s moving process – gather them in advance to avoid having to interrupt the packing process to get more.

  • Computer packing boxes

Although you probably didn’t keep those boxes, so it’s a good idea to ask your friends if they have one or two of those special thick-walled boxes where your computer equipment will be the most protected. If you work in an office, you might want to ask the IT person if he or she could spare a few computer boxes.

  • Bubble wrap + packing paper

Get multiple sheets of bubble wrap and packing paper to keep your computer as protected as possible. Get in touch with a local North Vancouver moving company or visit a local Home Depot store or an office supply store to purchase the required amounts.

  • Styrofoam inserts or peanuts

You can use other alternative cushioning materials as well – they just need to be soft enough in order to provide the necessary protection by absorbing vibrations or negating direct hits that could happen on the road to your new home. Materials like towels, pieces of old clothing or blankets should work.

  • Packing tape

Make sure the packing tape you purchase is good quality one because you will be using it not only to close up their lids, but to reinforce the sides and seams of the computer packing boxes as well.

  • Sealable plastic bags

Use such bags for keeping safe the smaller computer parts such as screws you may have unscrewed or other tiny elements that can be lost easily during your moving.

How to prepare your desktop computer for a move

Step 1: Back-up your data.

Step 2: Measure up your computer.

Step 3: Remove the cables and cords.

Step 4: Do not disassemble your computer.

How to pack a desktop computer for moving

Step 1. Turn off your desktop computer.

Step 2. Disconnect the power cord from the mains.

Step 3. Place a few layers of bubble wrap on the bottom of the computer shipping box to serve as a large initial cushion.

Step 4. Wrap the disconnected computer tower with large sheets of soft packing paper and secure the newly-formed edges with tape.

Step 5. Repeat the previous step but this time, use bubble wrap to get that extra protection you’re looking for.

Step 6. Use small amount of packing tape on strategic spots to keep the entire bundle from unwrapping. Never use tape directly onto the surface of the computer tower.

Step 7. It’s time to place the wrapped-up PC tower into the awaiting cardboard container. Make sure you position it upright in the box.

Step 8. Once the computer tower is in the box, don’t forget to fill in any gaps with whatever cushioning supplies you have available at the time – pieces of bubble wrap, crumpled pieces of newsprint, pieces of old clothing, towels etc.

Step 9. Do a little test to see if you’ve managed to immobilize the computer tower well enough inside its temporary home for the next few days. Here’s what you do: lift the box and shake it very gently.

Step 10. Finally, tape the lids shut and label the box: DESKTOP COMPUTER, FRAGILE, HANDLE WITH CARE.

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