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Whenever possible use original shipping boxes for computers, printers and other electronic items. You might even consider double boxing and follow manufacturer's instructions for moving when available.
- Immobilize moving parts and remove all detachable cables and wires.
- Color code or label wiring for easier re-installation.
- Tape electrical cords to back of appliance to prevent plug damage and wrap each piece with bubble wrap or foam.
- C.D.s and software do not survive high temperatures. If you are shipping your goods during the warmer seasons, consider keeping these items with you.