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Office Moving Packing Guide

Guide to Office Move Packing

Whether you are moving office within your current town or moving to a completely different city you are going to have to hire an Office Moving Company.

Choosing which Moving Company to hire can be a lengthy process which is why HelpMovingOffice.com independently sources Office Moving Companies throughout the US. Find out what to expect from your Office Movers and get free Office Moving Quotes now.

Once you have hired your Moving Company they will compile a complete inventory of all your office furniture & equipment - and advise on how best to pack each item. You should also ask your Office Movers to supply packing boxes, crates and labels several weeks in advance of your move date so that you can start packing away any files, documents, stationery and other items that you won't need in the last week.

That said, you should leave the majority of the packing to your Moving Company as they are the experts when it comes to packing up offices. Leave any dismantling of furniture, disconnection of equipment and lifting of heavy items to the Office Movers - they have the specialist equipment to do this properly and safely (and they will also be insured against any damage).

Filing cabinets, desk drawers, bookcases and storage units should be completely emptied before your Office Movers arrive - and remember to clearly label the boxes that their items belong to.

Liaise with your IT Relocation Company over the safe & secure transfer of all technical equipment such as PC's, servers, printers, faxes, copiers, phone systems etc. You should also ask your employees to completely shut down their computers on their last working day - as doing so will make it quicker and easier for the IT relocation company to disconnect the equipment (and prevent any loss of data).

If you have any equipment that is leased, you should check with the leasing company about whether your Office Moving Company are insured to move such equipment (they almost certainly will be but it's worth checking as, sometimes, the leasing company will insist on arranging their own transit).

Items such as printers, faxes and copiers need to be emptied of any liquids or sealed toners (as these can sometimes leak in transit).

Hiring the right Office Moving Company will mean that much of your office move packing guidelines will be taken care of - and feel free to speak to your office movers about any questions (be they packing or moving related).

You don't have to do the packing yourself! Packing is not expensive so if you can afford to have it done by your office moving company, it is best to do so. Professional office movers employ fully-trained staff and use a range of appropriate packing materials so that your things will be packed professionally and safely.

Use the free Office Moving Checklist to plan all aspects of your office moveRefer to the IT Relocation Checklist for further guidance on moving your IT & Telecoms equipment.

 

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