Moving Storage Units to the New Office
If like many other companies, you have lots of files tucked away into storage units you're going to need a systematic plan to get them relocated quickly and safely to the new office.
Many companies think it's best (and cheaper) for employees to pack the files into crates, but this could lead to unavoidable downtime, and also puts employees at risk lifting heavy crates. We strongly advise using an Office Moving Company to pack, transport and unpack your files and storage units to the new office. Besides, moving bulk files and filing systems is a labor-intensive task which is best left to office moving professionals.
Benefits of using an Office Moving Company to handle your files & storage units:
- It allows you to have full access to all files right up until the day you move
- Prevents any health and safety risks for your employees through manual handling and lifting
- Files are packed in a systematic order, which means they can be accessed quickly in the new office
- You and your employees can continue focusing on the needs of the business, rather than on the practicalities of the move.
Planning your new Filing System
Don't assume that your filing requirements will be the same in the new office. It's good to take some time to plan what storage units you will be needing in the future. This process can be done with your Office Design Company during the Workplace Analysis stage. You may also want to use the office move as an opportunity to archive some files that you no longer need access to, but that you need to keep hold of for legal reasons.
Ask your Office Moving Company if they provide file archiving facilities. They can also arrange for secure shredding of unwanted documents. Both options help to free up valuable office space and make your new office look less cluttered. Finally, make sure you plan your office moving schedule way in advance of your move date to give your office moving company plenty of time to arrange the packing of files.
Find an Office Moving Company in your location here. Don't forget to use the Office Moving Checklist for a list of tasks that need to be carried out to ensure a seamless office move.
Wherever you are in your office move process Help Moving Office has the information you need to plan your office move properly.Start Planning
With over 15 guides, checklists, tools & calculators the Resource Center has everything you need to plan, organize & manage a successful office move.See Resources
Looking for the right companies for your office move? Connect with independently sourced and pre-qualified vendors that are experts in your local market.The Directory
An office move has countless moving parts. Where do you start? Keep reading... "Guru" of office moving, Ed Katz, has you covered!Read Article
Looking for the best mover for your office relocation? The best way to narrow down your search is to ask the right questions. What are the right questions? We're here to help! Ed Katz, president of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI) and guru of office moving, will tell you exactly what you should be asking potential movers and what the right mover will say.Read Article
Identify the key stages of an office move and find out what important issues need to be considered at each milestone.Read Article