Should I pack? Rats
Office Moving can seem overwhelming at times, as there are many moving parts. It does not matter if you are an administrative assistant or a top-floor executive; everyone has a role to play in ensuring that your move is smooth. One of the simplest things, but possibly the most important things you can do is pack your contents effectively. Today I will cover the key elements related to the packing of your office before your commercial move.
Labels, Labels, Labels!
CORE provides complementary motion labels for use in your commercial move and it is extremely important that all the items you want to move are properly labeled. What constitutes an adequate labeling? Well, the label should include the name of the person, as well as the destination area or office - "S. Miller 2509," for example. When labeling an element of the common area, a descriptive name would also be very helpful (as "file room" or "kitchen").
When placing the labels on the mobile trays, make sure they are on the side and that they can be easily read. When labeling a piece of furniture or something similar, place it on an obvious surface that is easy to locate and read. Labels and proper labeling are key components for a smooth commercial movement and minimize downtime.
What should I pack in my office?
When it comes to your office, desk or personal cubicle, the request is quite simple. Make sure your personal belongings and the general contents of the office are packaged in the complementary mobile compartments we give you. It is important that you wrap any breakable material in bubble wrap (or something similar) and make sure that the container lids can be easily closed without pressing the contents.
Contents that can be packaged in mobile containers:
General stationary supplies
Personal paper files and books
Photos, toys, personal objects
Anything else that is "loose" from your workstation
Things you should not pack:
Computer components (other than speakers)
Large / heavy objects that restrict the closure of the covers
Objects of great value
Extremely fragile objects
So who cares for computers then?
This tends to change from one office to another, but usually your IT department or my IT relocation specialists will take over the computers. We will disconnect all the components of the computer and pack them carefully in reusable computer bags and mobile equipment. Then, we will relocate your machines in the right locations and reconnect all the components so that all you have to do is enter and turn on.
What about filing cabinets?
They almost always ask me if it is necessary to pack the files from filing cabinets, so I thought it would be good to touch that here. If the files stay inside, moving the cabinets can be dangerous. A completely full cabinet, not only is very heavy, which makes it uncomfortable and dangerous for the moving company, but it can also bend under its own weight and cause irreversible damage to the cabinet. We need to remove the files from the cabinets before moving them; However, that does not necessarily mean you have to do it.
Our records management services include the packaging and relocation of files. We will work closely with you to understand the requirements of your file transfer so we can ensure a smooth transition to your new office and / or system. Alternatively, if you prefer to package the files yourself, we can provide you with professional equipment to facilitate the loading and protection of your important documents.
Can the movers do all the packing?
You bet Riteway Office Movers is one of the few companies that will go the extra mile and pack your mobile containers for you. Although this service has a premium, this is the best way to guarantee that its packaging is carried out efficiently and effectively.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to use the comment box below. Happy packaging!