How to pack your office in preparation for your move
When you’re moving, one of the rooms that is often dreaded, and subsequently left to pack until the end is the office. It’s often dreaded, because it can be the room with some of the most clutter. You often don’t know where to start as you determine how to pack your office. For example, you get a bill, or a letter, and you put it on the desk. After a while, the letters and bills build up to a couple of large piles. Couple that with all the small nick-knacks that tend to find their way into your office, and it’s not hard to see why it’s often left until the end. We have some good news, it’s not all that tough to pack!
Here are some tips to follow as you determine how to pack your office, that can help make your office move preparation easier.
Sort through everything
As you determine how to pack your office, it can certainly be a daunting room to declutter! All your files, bills, and don’t forget all the things that your kids made special for you, that you have proudly display. While that may all be true, chances are that you have things that you no longer need. Take some time to sort through everything to determine what you don’t need. What you do need, you’ll pack, and what you don’t need get rid of. Bills from 5 years ago, and old files may longer be needed and can subsequently be shredded.
Put any important documents aside
If you have any important documents, make sure to set them aside. This would include things such as, any important tax documentation, passports, stock certificates, housing documentation, etc. Take all these documents with you personally during the move process. As you pack, and unpack, things can get lost/misplaced or not seen in the box and thrown away. When determining how to pack your office, make sure that you keep anything important with you. It will take some stress off your shoulders and ensure you know where things are.
Take photos of the back of your computer
When determining how to pack your office, if you have any sort of a desktop computer, you will need to take it apart. While you may have put it together a while back, when cords get put into boxes, even with the highest level of detail to organization, it can be easy to forget what cords are for. In order to avoid that, take photos of the back of the computer so that when it comes time to plug everything back in, you know exactly where each cord goes, and what each cord is for.
Think about carrying
While you may have hired a mover for your upcoming local move or long distance move, if you’re packing, try to keep in mind what your carrying. All your papers and files should be placed into smaller boxes. Bankers boxes are great options for packing up papers and documents. While it may take a number of those boxes to get everything packed up, they are significantly easier to carry, than a couple large boxes full of papers.
As you determine how to pack your office, make sure to take think about disassembly. Things such as computers may be a no-brainer because they need to get packed, but also think about things such as desks, or large wall units. If it came in pieces and needed to get assembled in the room, it may need to be disassembled to move. Also consider cheaper press-board desks such as those purchased at IKEA, or Walmart. While you may have only needed a cheap desk, it doesn’t take much for them to break or get damaged during transportation. The best way for those desks to travel is often taken apart.
Empty out the file cabinets
As you determine how to pack your office, make sure to empty the file cabinet! Files are much easier to carry when they are in smaller boxes, than in one large file cabinet. Once again, bankers boxes are a great way to transport any files during your move instead of leaving your file cabinet full.
While your office can seem like a daunting room to tackle, as goes with any sort of move preparation, the more time you give yourself, the less stress you will have. Going through any papers or files may take some time, so give yourself a chance to go through it. Remember, one of the factors that any mover factors into the moving costs is weight, especially in any long distance move. The more you move, the more your move will typically cost. Take some time to purge what you can! For more tips on how to pack up other daunting rooms such as your kitchen, or basement, make sure to check our blog out!
If you need help packing on your upcoming move, make sure to get in touch with Quick Transfer! Whether you need help packing a specific room, or your entire house, Quick Transfer has the experience and flexibility to help you in a multitude of different ways. With packing services that range from partial packs, to full packs, make sure to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable team members to see what we can do for you! Make sure that when it’s time to move, you give Quick Transfer a call!