How to Pack a Computer for Moving?

Ray Victor
Last Updated:
December 11, 2022

Relocating to a new place is never easy for anyone, no matter how often they have done it. One especially feels anxious packing and moving fragile items, and a computer is one of them. Moving a desktop computer will require care and diligence to protect the hardware and digital components.

If you plan to save the efforts of moving by hiring a removal company, you are sorted. They have the relevant experience and equipment to move fragile items, like a desktop computer. But, on the other hand, if you are planning the move yourself, doing research can help.

Guide to packing and moving a desktop computer

Back up your data

Everyone has essential computer data that they want to keep safe from damage. While thorough research such as this article can help you keep your things safe, you can never be too sure. So backup all your essential files in a hardware device like a hard drive or cloud storage before moving. Losing precious photos or necessary documentation through damage can sometimes be irreplaceable, so be careful.

Disconnect the device

After turning your computer off, gently give it a friendly clean-up before you disconnect it. If you don't remember where the wires will go during reassembly, be sure to label them. Sticky labels, masking tape, and a marker are perfect for this job. Ziploc bags are also great for keeping the wires from tangling and keeping different parts separate from one another.

Here is a pro tip, as an experienced packing and moving company in this line of work for years, we sometimes take pictures of complicated items before disassembling them to know exactly how to assemble them later.

Pack up the different parts

Use the following packing materials for packing:

  • Packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Moving Boxes
  • Old blankets, sheets, or other soft fabrics

Start by wrapping each computer assessor with bubble wrap and then secure it with packing tape. We usually use a double layer or bubble wrap around the computer's monitor. Next, cushion the moving boxes with old sheets or soft fabrics to support the computer parts. Sometimes even harmless bumps can be fatal to fragile items but using this cushion technique safeguards the components.

If you still have the original box in which your device came in, packing it up in those is ideal because they are the exact size of the items and restricts extra movement.

In the end, try not to leave empty spaces in the moving boxes. If necessary, fill all those gaps with packing peanuts, more bubble wrap, or Styrofoam. When you have everything in place, tape the box close to your computer and label it. Don't forget to put the words "FRAGILE" at the top, so you're careful handling it.

Don't stress it; hire Professionals.

Hiring a professional removal company to pack and move your fragile items like a desktop computer is never a bad idea. With the right experience and skill, you can rely on them to help you move stress-free every time!

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