The office moving process can be a stressful time, especially if you are the one moving rather than just your belongings. You’ll have to worry about coordinating with office movers and packing up items yourself, which makes it easy to forget that you actually need to know some basic things. Here are a few quick tips for making the move seamless.
Schedule your move for the end of the week
This might seem counter-intuitive, but it is the best time to schedule a move. If you schedule your move on a Monday, you’ll be bombarded with questions from work and won’t have time to actually pack. Instead, schedule it for Friday early afternoon. The day of packing will go by in a blur – you’ll be wrapping up work with clients and making sure everything is in place for them over the weekend.
Make sure you use a moving company
There are three pros to using a moving company: they pack, they carefully load and unload, and they provide all the necessary supplies. These companies also take on a lot of the “bullshit” that comes with a move, which means you don’t have to worry about gas money, driving or preparing for your move – someone else does it for you. You’ll also be able to focus on what matters: your new location.
Start with one room at a time
If possible, start by loading one room at a time in your new location before moving out of your old place. This minimizes the amount of stuff that needs to be carried and makes packing easier.
Make sure you take a photo of each item
This is an easy way to get everything into its new location. If you’re moving from one room to another, make sure to take a picture of each item in the old room so you can put them back in once they’re packed up.
The easiest way to organize your new space is by genre, so place all your electronic equipment in one area and all your books in another area. This will help the movers find what they need and make sure everything arrives safe and sound at their destination.
Know what you can do and what you have to do
If you’re moving to a new location, there are a few things you can do on your own and things that should be done by movers. If the only thing you’ll be doing is carrying items down flights of stairs, it’s probably best to hire movers. If the only thing that needs to be done is driving items from one place to another, then this task is definitely something you can do on your own.