If you have a NAS at home and don’t want to work on directory on your laptop, in case something bad happens to it, you will want to automatically mount your network shares at startup.
While nfs mount has several advantages, it seems that samba shares are well handled by nautilus, the ubuntu files explorer.
This articles explain clearly how to etit the fstab file so your network shares are loaded when you power on your computer: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently
If you have problems whan you try to mount your fstab, try installing smbfs:
sudo apt-get install smbfs
This problem is explained here.