Moving a Computer
We all have one, and many of us have multiple computers in our homes. Eventually you’ll need to move, and that means moving your computer(s) too! Although the price of technology has come down, your computer still represents a significant investment, so you’ll want to protect it from damage or loss during the move.It’s important that your mover has the knowledge and experience needed to move your computer and other valuable possessions safely.
Jay’s Moving has been helping families and businesses move for over 50 years (from the dark ages before computers!) and we know how to transport delicate items without harm.
To ensure your computer arrives safe and sound, follow these simple steps:
- Copy all your files. Burning a DVD is the best method of backing up, but if this isn’t an option you can purchase a flash drive (or two if necessary)and download all your files onto it. Whichever method you use, make sure to keep the DVDs or flash drives somewhere safe. Your mover can supply a sturdy accessories container in which you can also store your computer cables, manuals, and the other bits and pieces that go with your system;
- Remove all disks from all drives;
- Shut down your computer and unplug it. It might be a good idea to label the cables using masking tape to make reconnection easy.If you have a newish computer, you may find it’s already done for you, look for tiny diagrams and colour coding. Wind the cables up neatly, tie and put in your accessories container; and
- Pack your computer and monitor into their original boxes if you have kept them. If not, you can purchase containers from your mover and special microfoam you can wrap around the monitor to protect the screen.If you are using boxes provided by your mover, label them clearly so the movers know what they’re handling!
Computers are valuable possessions, and not something you want to take chances with when you’re moving! Jay’s Moving will provide professional packing services to prevent damage of these expensive items so you don’t need to worry about them during your move. Transit protection plans are an extra safety precaution should anything go wrong.
Jay’s Moving guarantees the safe transportation of your computer and other household items across Saskatchewan and anywhere in North America. Ask us about moving your computer and our Replacement Value Transit Protection Plan. Call 1(877) 715-7421.