Important Packing Tips For Office Relocation

July 26, 2017

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If you're planning ahead for an office relocation, you've probably already taken care of hiring your commercial movers. And if you haven't, don't wait any longer! Summertime is notoriously busy for both residential and commercial moves. Not only will delaying likely result in less availability, but you could end up paying more, too. And since the average cost of an intrastate move is around $1,170, according to the American Moving and Storage Situation, you don't want to end up with higher costs.

Assuming that you have already hired the best commercial moving service San Diego has to offer and scheduled your moving day, it's time to get started on packing everything up. While it can be an incredibly daunting task, it'll be easier if you keep these tips in mind:

  • Start early
    Putting off packing everything up may not seem to be such a horrible idea at first, but you'll end up regretting it. Packing will always take longer than moving; if you work in a large office, it's likely going to take days or even weeks to get everything ready. This is not the time to procrastinate. Pack up a few more non-necessities each day and check what you can off your list early on.

  • Take an inventory
    Before you start putting things
    into boxes, you should take a careful inventory of all furniture, equipment, and other materials. That way, you'll ensure nothing gets lost during the move. You may find it helpful to conduct a room-to-room inventory, rather than simply listing each article at random. This can also help you determine whether there's anything that doesn't need to come along on your move.

  • Label and color-code
    Don't forget to label everything, including large pieces of furniture and decor. Every label should be clearly visible, legible, and secure. Ideally, your labels should be the same for every piece of equipment so that if they're misplaced, they can easily be traced back to your company. You may also want to consider color-coding to help identify what belongings correspond to which room, department, or floor. If you choose this option, make sure to create a key and give it to both your employees and your moving company.

  • Don't move your IT equipment yourself
    More than likely, your company will have a lot of expensive and delicate technical equipment to deal with during your move. Although it's important that you use the finest commercial moving service San Diego has to provide for every aspect of your move, it's particularly imperative that you do so for printers, copiers, computers, and other electronics. If you try to take on this responsibility yourself, this could very well result in costly damages. While you can pack this equipment yourself, make sure to keep cords together with their units. If you still have the original boxes, fill these with packing peanuts for transport; if not, wrap in bubble wrap, thick blankets, or towels and secure.

Want to ensure your office relocation is a success? Don't risk additional downtime or expensive mistakes. You need to hire the most reputable commercial moving service San Diego has available. To schedule your upcoming move or to find out more, contact SD Reliable Delivery today.