The good folks at Two Men And A Truck were nice enough to lend us some of their moving wisdom so that we could offer our readers a more balanced approach to the whole “I have to move and find storage” scenario.
An unsuccessful packing will ultimately lead to an unsuccessful move. Like a falling row of dominoes, this domino effect will more than likely result to a stressful move day and unsolicited damage to your office equipment and property.
This does not have to be the case with proper packing paper, padding and boxing procedures that are vital to protect business and office items. A good trick is to have your office staff pack themselves. This is an economical way to save up on time and money on your business move day. To help your staff pack as safely and efficiently as possible, we have compiled tips to make the packing experience much smoother.
- The biggest mistake people make is over-packing moving boxes. At the time, it looks as if it is a smart idea to get all items in one huge box. However, until you find yourself struggling to carry the box out of the office, you would wish you had your things in a smaller box. Save yourself the trouble and always remember — the heavier the item, the smaller the moving box.
- Do a little packing each day. When you know you are moving and have items lying around that you do not need, start packing it into boxes. I promise, you will feel less overwhelmed the day before move day when you are doing last minute packing.
- Pack your moving boxes by offices. Avoid mixing items from different offices in the same moving boxes. There will be less or in an ideal world no confusion when you reach your new office.
- Your good friend will be the marker. Put detailed labels on tops and sides of all moving boxes.
- A big no-no is interlocking moving box tops. They must always be sealed with packing tape.
- Separate box of things you will need immediately at the new office. Always make sure it is loaded last on the truck so the contents will be immediately available at your new office.
- Here’s a smart way to minimize the chance of breakage. Pack and unpack over a padded surface so if you do drop an item, it will land on a cushioned surface.
- When packing anything delicate always use packing paper.
- Moving Tips Before You Rent A Storage Unit (storagetastic.com)