When it comes time for your office to move locations, it's important to prepare well and in advance. Many business owners are tempted to carry out the move by themselves because they think it is more cost-effective. However, moving an office by yourself means enlisting the help of your employees and other staff who may not be experienced with moving different types of office furniture.
The last thing you want to happen is one of your workers straining their back or limbs by attempting to lift an item that is too heavy. It's always a good idea to work with furniture removalists who have the tools and expertise necessary to transport heavy office furniture.
Preparing furniture for the move
Furniture removalists can help you pack your office furniture, both large and small, in a convenient manner in preparation for moving. For example, file cabinets that store documents can be moved as is, as long as they are sufficiently wrapped and padded with the right equipment. Removalists can identify the types of furniture that can be moved in more convenient ways so they can be ready for use as soon as you get to the new destination.
If any furniture will need to be taken apart before moving, removalists have the necessary tools to remove movable parts and safely pack them in a separate location during transportation. They can also use furniture dollies to transport heavy items in and out of the office space.
Working with electronics
When moving electronic equipment from the office, extra caution should be taken to prevent damage. Removalists will typically use the original packaging of such items to keep them safe and steady during transportation.
Moving supplies such as bubble wrap, peanuts and paper also keep the displays of computer screens, monitors, and other delicate items safe.
Providing moving supplies to employees
When moving office locations, your employees will play an important part in the moving process. Furniture removalists make the move easier by providing enough packing supplies and moving materials for each employee to store their items.
Office supplies from each employee workstation should be packed safely and properly labelled for an easier unpacking process.
Working with books and documents
Most of your office supplies will include books and office documents that will need to be transported. A good strategy is to work with removalists to pack the documents in sturdy and stackable boxes, or to keep them in their respective cabinets and move them as is.
Furniture removalists play an important role in making the office moving process easier. It's important to work closely with them to ensure you minimise your costs and maximise your efficiency during the move.