Most companies on the move require that employees pack up their own office or cubicle space, including desks, filing cabinets, and personal items. Having more than 130 years of experience in transporting goods all over the world, E.E. Ward provides the industrial and business moving services our corporate clients rely on for streamlined, efficient office relocations. We work with small businesses, government institutions, and Fortune 500 companies to service their commercial and office moving needs. As a customer-focused company, we strive to know your business almost as well as you do. Besides we have been designated a Certified Office and Industrial Mover by the American Moving & Storage Association which shows our dedication to executing efficient, successful commercial moving services with minimal downtime and a seamless transition to your new location. As a professional moving expert, E.E. Ward suggests these 5 tips for business moving to make your relocation a success.
Always Ask Your Boss
The first step in moving a company is definitely to ask your boss in advance. Because there are always some restrictions on what you are allowed to take or not to the new office, what the size of the new office will be or what furnishings the new office already has. Make sure you know the “rules” before you start packing, including the move date, what to do with unwanted furniture, and how to dispose of unwanted documents.
Packing the Filing Cabinet
It might be hard for many people to decide where to start cleaning. In fact, as the biggest jobs that need to be done, clearing out the clutter and sorting the filing cabinet are the best places to start. Firstly, it would be wise to figure out what documents are not required and can be recycled or shredded. And then you need to start going through the files and make each pile separate. Moreover, place the files in numerical or alphabetical order in a large box. Remember that you need to mark the box with the new location and your name and the content should be noted on the box for convenience.
Packing the Desk
Empty every drawer and sort through the paperclips, notepads, and other supplies. Keep some and donate the rest to your favorite school or other charity. The key is to only take with you what you need.
You have to figure out if you are responsible for packing your computer, printer, or any other office equipment. Remember that the equipment you’re planning to move will need proper packaging to ensure no damage during transport. This is the time to start rounding it up.
Packing Personal Items
When it comes to personal items, the main questions to ask yourself are: how much room will you have in the new space and what will it look like? Personal items might not work in the new office if you have limited wall space. Since the company moving insurance might not cover expensive artwork if it is damaged in the move, it is recommended that you take your personal items home.