Good organization and detailed planning are crucial aspects of every successful job. When relocating the business, it’s vital that the owner prepares everything that needs to be done throughout the moving process in advance. Only then will the entire process run much smoother. In order to save precious time and money, and avoid unhealthy anxiety, follow these steps.
Make a Contribution
Once you decide it’s time to move your company, you may decide to buy new equipment and office materials for the new location. Therefore, the old equipment is perfect for donation. Relieve the moving company the unnecessary baggage, and give copiers, printers, old phones, office supplies, and the old office furniture to charity. If nobody is interested in receiving the equipment, feel free to recycle it. The planet will be very thankful.
Last minute packing is the recipe for sleepless nights and anxious days. Therefore, make it easier on yourself and don’t procrastinate, but rather start thinking about all the work that needs to be done. Try to make a list of everything you need to do prior to the move. Not only will it help you before the move, but also when you start unpacking, at the new business location. A to-do list will make the process much more relaxed and stress-free. To be absolutely sure you didn’t forget anything, just check the duties one by one after you’ve completed them.
Transporting Electronic Devices
You’ll need to pay special attention when packing printers, fax machines and other electronics with toners or inks. Make sure you pack the cartridges in a plastic bag and seal it well to protect the cartridge as best as possible. In order to prevent mixing them with other items, put the bag in the same box with the piece of equipment it goes with. Store CDs, DVDs, USB flash disks and other media very carefully and separate them from one another to avoid any damages. You should pack every piece of equipment in its original box if you saved it. That way they’ll be safely transported to the new location. Additionally, electronic devices are prone to damages during the drive, so make sure you pack them in antistatic popcorn or packing bubbles.
Removing the Junk
Now that you’ve packed everything you’ll be moving to a new company, it’s time you get rid of all the junk that’s left behind. Old carpets, dusty filing cabinets, dead office plants and numerous other items you are not taking with you need to be tossed in the trash. However, if your old office was large, it’s likely you’ll have tons of junk that you won’t be able to toss on your own. Therefore, hiring a company that specializes in junk removal would be a great suggestion. The best thing is that they also take care of nature because 85% of the junk they remove will be recycled.
Label the Boxes
Mark all the boxes properly, so you could unpack the equipment much faster once you arrive at the new location. This will save you a lot of time because you won’t have to open every box individually to see what’s in it. What’s more, put a sign that says which side of the box should be the top, and which one the bottom. Mark properly all the fragile and delicate items as well, so that you don’t end up with a broken lamp or a picture frame.
Moving is a long and stressful process, but these five tips will make it less of a burden to you. Make sure you are well organized, plan all the activities and take one step at a time. Relocate the company and enjoy the new office to the maximum.