“Hal, We are Going to Box You Up Now.”
Computers represent a sizable investment and even modestly-sized laptops can cost a bundle. Add to that the cost of accessories and the price will rise, which is why moving your computer should be done carefully and only after detailed planning.
The first consideration will always be to use its original box. This will include form fitting styrofoam to minimize the chance of damaging the equipment. But if you’re like most people, that original box is long gone. If this is the case, first find the right moving supplies. This means cardboard boxes that are sturdy, thick and sealed properly so the computer does not fall out the bottom when lifted.
The computer should be able to fit in the box with a three inches of space on all sides, including the top and bottom. A combination of foam and bubble wrap will work well. An important part to remember is that whatever is used, make certain when finished packing that the computer is fit firmly in place. If not, this is where the computer is most likely to get damaged.
Towels rolled up and then wrapped in bubble wrap can be wedged into the corners of the packing boxes to set the computer in place. Disks should be removed and it would be a good idea to copy all files as well.