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Packing Your Desktop For A Move

December 23, 2021

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Packing Your Desktop For A Move
Learn how to pack a computer fast, efficiently, and – most importantly – safely.

It’s common that people are more concerned about how to pack and transport your large screen televisions than desktops as they plan for a move. TVs are very challenging compared to more than computers due to their larger proportions and delicate screens.

However, one should never overlook the need of protecting the desktop, monitor, and other peripheral devices. 

One thing seems certain: you'll be bringing your desktop with you no matter what, so keep reading to find out how to prepare a pc for relocating.

Buy proper packing supplies

Do you still have the box in which your desktop was delivered? If you do, you've simply made packing a lot easier. If you still have the original desktop boxes, use them, or else buy a cardboard box with the proper dimensions.

Original desktop boxes include proper padding to keep delicate equipment secure during shipping. By using proper packing supplies, you can pack your computer carefully and ensure that it arrives at your new home safely. To ensure a safe desktop packing process, buy durable boxes of proper dimensions, bubble wrap, as well as packing paper.

Turn off your desktop and disconnect

Before you begin packing, turn off your desktop and begin detaching the many cords and devices that are connected to it. Allow yourself more time than you think you'll need for this stage once again. Spending some more time and effort now will save you a lot of time later.

The primary step is to photograph your current setup, including all of the wires. If you have a lot of cords that are the same form and size, you might want to take a few close-up shots.

If you're worried about re-connecting the cords later, use twist ties or colorful labels to identify them. Pack each cord in its own piece of packing paper. The packing paper is optional, but it helps keep the contents of the box from tangling and distorting.

Packing Accessories

Wrapping your accessories is also required. Loudspeakers, microphones, wireless antennae, and standalone webcams are all fragile pieces of equipment. Cover these in a few layers of loose packing. Because your items are more likely to jostle about inside the box, the looseness adds some extra protection and bounce.

Your cords should be bundled already. Fill the bottom of the box with them. The most fragile accessories should be placed on top of the cords, with more durable items such as your mouse and headphones placed on top of that.

Packing the monitor

Your monitor should be cushioned very carefully. Pack it with bubble wrap and paper. However, you might need a bit extra in each layer. The purpose of your wrapping is to give cushioning and avoid the development of static electricity.

When buying the box, make sure you have a half-inch of cushioning on both sides of your monitor. If you have a curved monitor or a very huge monitor, you may need to buy a big box.

Fill any gaps  with crushed paper before placing the monitor in the box. If you prefer to use packing peanuts, make sure you pack them in firmly.

If you need assistance with packing and moving your desktop, contact the Packers and Movers in New Haven, CT

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