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Tips For Packing A Computer Tower

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Tips For Packing A Computer Tower

Whether you’re shipping your gaming PC across the country or simply moving it to a new apartment, you should pay special attention to packing it properly. To help you solve this task, Paradise Moving & Storage offers you some useful tips and guidelines so that your computer arrives at its final destination safely.

Get the right supplies

Before diving into the “how”, let’s talk about the “what” — the supplies you’ll need to pack your gaming PC. Maybe you’re thinking, “Can’t I just wrap it up in a blanket and be done with it?” — but it’s not quite that simple. Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Anti-static bubble wrap. Unlike ordinary bubble wrap, this one is designed to prevent the build-up of static electricity, which can be harmful to your computer parts. 
  • Sturdy box. Make sure it’s big enough to fit your computer tower, but not too spacious, to prevent any rattling during the transit.
  • Packing peanuts. They fill up the extra space in the box and provide additional cushioning. Again, go for the anti-static variety.
  • Tape. To seal everything up nice and tight during the package. You don’t want the box opening midway, do you?
  • Permanent marker. To label the box. Write something like “Fragile: Handle with Care” or “Highly Valuable Gaming PC Inside: Do Not Drop.”

Now that you have your packing supplies sorted, you can pack your desktop computer for transporting.

Wrap it correctly

Packing your desktop computer and computer tower for a journey usually requires the following steps:

  1. Start by unplugging all cables from your computer tower and monitor. Don’t forget to remove any peripherals like keyboards, mice, or speakers. It’s also a good idea to take a quick photo of the back of your computer to remember where all the cables go, just in case.
  2. Before you start wrapping, wipe down your PC and monitor to remove dust and avoid trapping any particles in the bubble wrap.
  3. Now, take your anti-static bubble wrap and start wrapping your computer tower. Ensure every inch is covered and that the wrap is secure but not too tight. You don’t want to put pressure on the casing.
  4. Then, be extra careful when wrapping the monitors, paying special attention to the screen, as it is the most vulnerable part. Wrap your computer or monitor in bubble wrap, with an extra layer over the screen.
  5. Once you’re satisfied with the wrapping, use tape to secure it. But be careful not to apply tape directly to the surface of your computer or monitors. The adhesive might leave behind residue or even damage the finish.
  6. Now that everything’s wrapped, place your computer tower and monitor into the box. Try to position them in a way that minimizes movement during the ship.
  7. Use the packing peanuts we mentioned earlier. Fill any empty spaces in the box with them to keep your computer and monitor secure and cushioned throughout the move.
Tips For Packing A Computer Tower

Now your PC is successfully wrapped and ready for transporting. But there is one more additional step that can help you unpack your computer tower later. Let’s explore it.

Label it

Your gaming PC is all snug and secure in its box, but there’s one last thing to do before you ship it — labeling. This step is more important than you can imagine. 

To label your computer tower, do the following:

  1. Take that permanent marker we talked about earlier. Now, write “FRAGILE” in big, bold letters on all sides of the box. Yes, all sides. You want to make sure that anyone handling the box knows they need to be gentle with it.
  2. Draw an arrow or write “This Side Up” to indicate which side of the box should face upward. This will help ensure your PC isn’t flipped or turned in ways it shouldn’t be during transit.
  3. If you’re shipping your PC, don’t forget to write your name, address, and contact details on the box. Also, include the destination address and contact details. This way, if there’s any confusion during delivery, the handlers know who to contact.
  4. If you’re worried about privacy, use a label instead of writing directly on the box. This way, once the PC is delivered, you can simply remove the label.
Tips For Packing A Computer Tower

Now you can move your PC to your new home — you’ve done everything you can to ensure your beloved machine reaches it safely. But if you need additional assistance in packing or moving your belongings, from household appliances to oversized or valuable items, feel free to ask for our help. Our experienced team knows everything about relocating, whether locally or between states, and is always ready to help you start a new life.

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