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Tips from moving companies to help your office move

The office relocation industry is full of priceless tricks of the trade that professional moving services use to ensure an effective, efficient, stress-free move. Until now, they’ve been the industry’s best-kept secrets but today, you’re getting an inside look at how you can pack and move your office like a pro.

Prepare Ahead of Time

Avoiding procrastination is one of the best moving tips you can receive. Plan and prepare for your office relocation ahead of time to avoid a stressful process. Doing so will give you ample time to address any discrepancies or challenges that may arise throughout your office relocation. At the very least, it’ll drastically decrease your stress levels.

Label Boxes Clearly and Properly

The success of an office relocation highly depends on the labeling system used on the boxes. Professional packers and movers create a coding system that allows them to clearly see where the boxes need to go once unloaded from the moving truck and the priority of the items in them. This allows them to unload the boxes to the proper area and place them in the right spot to ensure easy access and unpacking of the items. For example, high priority items, such as essentials that are needed upon arrival will be unpacked in a place that makes it easy to access them.

So, before you start packing away your items create a labeling system that works for you. Assign different colors to different rooms, and different numbers to different levels of priority. Put your system into a legend and print it off for everyone who will be helping with the office relocation.

Tape Drawers Closed

Moving large furniture pieces is a difficult task in itself. Add in drawers sliding open and the process can quickly become just as frustrated and potentially dangerous. So, grab a roll of packing tape and secure any drawers, doors and sliding keyboard trays that may open while being transported.

Remove What You Can

While dissembling office equipment is one of the most mundane and often undesirable moving tasks, doing so can drastically improve the overall moving experience. So, grab your doors and start taking your large furniture pieces apart. However, it’s imperative that you keep all parts together, including any hardware which can easily be done by storing the items in a plastic bag and securing it to the larger pieces with packing tape.

If this sounds like a task that’s too much to bear, opt for professional moving services. Bekins Moving Solutions provide full-service options that include the disassembly and reassembly of furniture. They also come with all the tools needed to do so.

Keep Boxes Under 50 Pounds

The goal isn’t to have as few boxes to move as possible. Packing all of your office supplies in large boxes can actually slow down the process, as the few boxes you have will be significantly harder to move – and potentially dangerous to do so.

As a rule of thumb, you’ll want to keep your boxes under 50 lbs. This is an appropriate weight limit that makes the boxes easy and safe to move. So, take advantage of different box sizes. Spread out heavier items, such as books in smaller boxes to prevent the risk of injury while also ensuring an efficient move.

For everything that exceeds the 50 lb. weight limit, use proper moving equipment.

Even with the greatest tips from moving companies, the office relocation will be stressful. There are many tasks to be complete and challenges to overcome. Consider hiring full-service professional movers to handle the complicated components of a move, so you can sit back and enjoy a stress-free transition.

 

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