How do I wrap my tech for a cross country move?

Episode 1518 (51:41)

Dr. Mom from New York, NY
iMac shipping box

Doctor Mom may be moving cross country and wants to know a safe way to pack her technology, like her computers and her NAS. Leo says that pulling the drives out and wrapping them separately in bubble map is a good idea. Then she can place them together in a box with plenty of shipping material. But the iMac is tougher because she can't take that out. And then there's the huge screen. Ideally, if she still has the box, she can encase it in that with the original packaging. Otherwise, she'll need to just wrap it judiciously in bubble wrap.

Leo suggests looking how it was originally packed, floating in the box with 3-4" of air around it, but the computer itself is encased on the ends with cardboard or styrofoam. OtherWorld Computing has a Mac Shipping box for $70.

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