Helpful Tips to Packing up your Home Computer

One item that can be particularly awkward and time-consuming to pack up is your home computer.

Whether you are moving by yourself or with the help of removalists, backing up important files while safely and securely packing and storing each component is a good idea. So pay a little extra attention to make sure that nothing is lost or damaged in transit.

Step 1 – Backup your Files

Both Windows PCs and Macs feature their own integrated backup services or alternatively you may like to use external storage, such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive.

Backing up files can seem like a real pain at first and if it’s something you’ve never done before it can be very tempting to just forget it and hope for the best. But it can be incredibly easy to lose important documents throughout the moving process so setting aside a few minutes to back everything up will provide you with that peace of mind, reducing the potential stress of your move.

Step 2 – Disconnect your Home Computer

Be sure to completely shut down your computer. Don’t just start pulling out cables or turning your computer off at the mains, even if you are in a hurry. This can damage the device or cables.

Chances are, between your computer, TV, DVD player, games console and whatever other electronics you may have, there are going to be a lot of cables lying around. Small coloured stickers will help to keep any wires organized and cable ties will help to prevent wires becoming tangled and potentially damaged.

Step 3 – Packing it all Up

If you’ve had your computer for any length of time, it’s highly unlikely you still have the original packaging. If you do still have it, great, but if not, make sure that all of the components are protected against being shaken, knocked, or jarred while being moved.

Take care when lifting your monitor, especially if it is an old bulky model where the weight sits at the front, and ensure the computer tower is stored in an upright position to prevent any internal components from coming loose. Remove any ink cartridges or toners from your printer and keep them with the printer cables so you can easily find them later.

Finally, think about weather conditions such as rain as well as things like dust, and make sure any vulnerable items are wrapped securely to prevent exposure to the elements.

For professional help in moving any of the items from your home, talk to the experts at All Purpose Removals. Call 1300 13 95 95 or fill an enquiry form online.