Whether you work remotely or operate your own business, your office is important to your work. It’s the place where you get things done. Also, it’s likely the storage space for your business’s documents.
Moving your office can be disruptive to your business. Here are our tips for moving your home office.
Moving is a time-consuming process that should never be rushed. To that end, make sure that you give yourself as much time to pack as possible. You don’t want to be throwing things in a box the night before.
Make sure to remind your customers or clients that there will be a pause in your schedule due to the move. Let them know when you’ll be set up and operational again.
Evaluate Your Office
Review your office and decide what items you can afford to pack first. Ask yourself: What do you use most? What can you live without? Pack the items that you don’t need first. Mark the boxes so that you know the contents at a glance.
Don’t keep outdated or useless papers. They’ll just add unnecessary weight to your boxes, which you’ll have to pay to move, or move yourself.
Take Care of Electronics
Electronics are an invaluable tool for businesses in the digital age. So, make sure to take care of them.
Start by making a backup of the data on your machines. You never know what can happen. While the machine may be replaceable, that data isn’t.
Securely pack your equipment, computers, printers, scanners, etc. If you have the original packaging, use it. If not, wrap your equipment in an ample amount of bubble wrap. Place each piece of equipment in its own box. Be especially careful of fragile computer monitors. Use a lot of packing paper and bubble wrap.
Sort Office Documentation
Now for the most exciting part of the move: sifting through files!
Sort through your files and decide what to keep and what to get rid of. Separate them based on whichever filing criteria you like: alphabetical or chronological order. If you already have a system that works for you, feel free to use that instead!
Start by packing any paperwork that you’re not going to need until you’ve finished your relocation. Leave the important and time sensitive papers last, and unpack them first.
Don’t Overload Boxes
Cardboard boxes are great because they’re strong and somewhat cheap. Keep in mind that they’re not indestructible. They can still fail under heavy weight.
Even in the Digital Age, books are still a common sight in most offices.
If you’ve never had to move a bookshelf before, know this: a big hardcover book is heavy. A pile of hardcover books is even heavier. Your books are most likely too heavy for your boxes. Put a few books in each box and use the leftover space for lighter things that won’t tear the bottom out.
This also applies to other things around the office. That strange clay paperweight that your kid made you for in art class, for example.
Ask the Experts at Tucson Moving Service
Moving your office doesn’t have to be a chore. Tucson Moving Service wants to help you move with as little stress as possible. Get a free quote on your next move when you call Tucson Moving Service today! For more information on our packing and moving services, contact us at (520) 468-8956.