3 Steps to Prep your Computer for Moving

Is moving in your future? Don’t forget about your computer in the process. Your computer might not be your biggest investment, but it’s one of your most important. Not only could it contain vital work records and information, but it could house your family’s information as well. You don’t want to risk losing photos or documents. To protect your computer during your move, follow these three steps.

Step 1: Back Up Your Files

Backing up your files is critical. Whether you choose to put everything on external hard drives or a backup service like Carbonite, IDrive, or Backblaze, make sure to save everything. If you do use external hard drives, be sure to pack them separately from the computer itself.

Step 2: Turn it Off

Turn off your computer before you pack it. Be sure not to leave it in sleep mode for the move, but make sure you shut it down completely, including any peripheral equipment.

Step 3: Pack it Up

If you happen to have the original packaging for your computer, that’s the best way to pack it for a move. If not, be sure to use a box and packing materials that will protect it. A reliable moving company can do the packing for you to ensure the safety of your computer equipment. The best way to get your computer, and the rest of your household belongings, safely from your old home to your new one is by hiring the right moving company. From packing services to loading and unloading, the right team is the key to a successful move. Contact the experienced and knowledgeable movers at Nilson Van and Storage for everything you need for your big move.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.