Transferring all data from one computer to another

I have an iMac and a Macbook Pro - I would like to completely switch the data on the two computers.  In other words, I'd like to put everything that is on my macbook on the iMac, and vise versa.  I have backed both computers up using Time Machine, but I'm not sure what the best way is to do the swapover.  Any ideas?  I want to do more than just add the data from one to another, I want to completely wipe out the imac and install the macbook data on it, and completely wipe out the macbook and install the iMac data.  Any ideas?

What I would do is to move all the apps music and other media to the new cmputer.  Make sure the computer is authorized for the iTunes account(s) and iTunes logged into the progler account. Then connect the iPod to the computer and make a backup by right clicking on the iPod under Devices in iTunes and select Back Up.  Restore the iPod from that backup.

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