Has your business finally outgrew the small office space you’ve been renting for 20 years? If you answered yes, it’s time to talk to National Movers about packing for an office relocation! While relocating to a new office building can be scary and overwhelming, our team has some tips and tricks to help make it easier. On top of our years of experience in the moving industry, we have a wealth of knowledge that we always like to share with people.
An office relocation is no easy task, but with the help of National Movers, it can be! When it comes time to pack up your current office to prepare for the big move, they are some things you should and shouldn’t do when packing up everything. Our team at National Movers is here to help with some tips and tricks we’ve learned over our many years of helping with office relocations.
We learned a lot about packing for an office relocation over the years. Here are some of our top tips to make your packing a little bit easier…
Tips for Packing for an Office Relocation
1. Office Supplies
Before you start packing all your office supplies, we recommend you take an inventory count of everything you have, such as paperwork, filing cabinets, computers, desks, chairs, tables, printers, scanners, phones, etc. This is the best way to stay organized and also not lose anything along the way. If you know you started with 20 computers and you only unpack 15, you know that 5 were lost in the move and you need to track them down. This can also help you to choose what packing supplies you need to order to make the move as smooth and safe as possible.
2. Packing Supplies
One of the most important things you’ll have to do when preparing for an office relocation is ordering the right packing supplies. You want to make sure you have enough boxes, cardboard, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, packing tape, and more to ensure everything moving over are secure and protected during the drive. We find that when preparing for an office relocation, people use newspapers to wrap their office supplies. This is a huge mistake since the ink can easily transfer onto your items. Instead, we recommend using clean, soft materials that are white and ink-free to ensure all your office belongings stay in tip-top shape during the move.
3. Packing files
One of the hardest things to pack up during an office relocation is your files and filing cabinets. Many people want to leave them as-is and have the mover’s move the unit as a whole, but this just leads to extra heavy items. First, you should sort through your files and see if any old files can be shredded. Once you’ve gone through them, you should pack them neatly into file boxes. This will keep them clean, neat, and organize so they can be easily transferred back into their filing cabinets.
4. Hire a moving company
If you don’t want to go through the stress of heavy lifting, lots of stairs, and long hours of moving stuff, give National Movers a call today! We are a moving company looking to make your transition easier – let us do all the hard work for you.