4 Mistakes Not to Make When Packing for Your Office Move to Little Rock
Boxing up your office seems like a straightforward task, doesn't it? Especially if you're fairly tidy, it seems like all you'd need to do is place your files in a box, your computer and peripherals in another, load up your desk, and you’re off and running. Sadly, getting your office from here to there is lots of times quite a bit more labor intensive than we would like to imagine it is. Fortunately, dodging these frequent errors when it's time to box up your office can save you a lot of anxiety when moving to Little Rock.
Mistake #1: A Lack of Organization
Whether you are moving yourself or have found a moving company to take care of your move, the worst thing you can do when it's time to pack up is start without getting properly prepared. You may think you're prepared because you wrote a single item designation on the side of the box, but what you should do is work out what you're going to pack and in what order you're going to pack it. Next, you need to clearly label what is is going into which box. Because when you have your boxes loaded up, moved, and unloaded at their destination, you are not going to be able to discern which box contains your desk telephone, and which one holds your pens in it. So, make a list on every box of what's in it to avert digging, disorientation, and general hysteria while you get unpacked.
Mistake #2: Burying Things You Really Need
If you have ever moved your house, you might be familiar with that notion of discovering the towels you have not used in 10 years while unpacking, but not being able to unearth the shampoo and fresh clothes you must have for tomorrow morning. An office move can have a similar issue. That's why you need to pack up the things you are not going to need urgently (such as your tax records from five years ago), and be sure they are placed on the moving truck first. The items you are going to need soon (your desk, your computer, your printer, etc.) should all be packed up last so they are the first things you unload off the truck. This process helps minimize your downtime, and helps you get right back on the job once you arrive at your destination.
Mistake #3: Not Using a Timeline or a Checklist
Moving an office to Little Rock is something that tends to happen incrementally, which is why it's crucial to put in place the proper tools to gauge your progress. You should have a timeline in place to estimate the amount of time it will take to pack up your things, the amount of time it will take to move it, how long it will take to unpack, and then the amount of time it will take to put everything back together. The timeline needs to have some space in it for delays, and it must be connected to a checklist so you can mark off tasks as they are done. If you plan to hire a professional moving company, they will help you with this task. Winging it is not a very good option for an office move.
Mistake #4: Bringing Stuff You Don't Need to Little Rock
Moving your office is an occasion to start over, and to put your best foot forward. However, lots of people end up just taking everything with them, whether they really need it. That's why, before you start to think about packing, you should sort through every item in your office and contemplate if it needs to move to the new location. That broken stapler that you replaced and were holding onto in the event that you might get it repaired? Do not clutter up your new office with it. The stack of old, but still working, routers you kept in case of an I.T. meltdown? Well, if they are some years old, they are probably outdated. That ream of musty paper that doesn't fit the copier? Recycle it or hand it to an employee for their kiddos to draw on. The more things you can get rid of (including digitizing old records so the physical copies are no longer necessary) the smoother your move will be.
Moving your office can be a huge project, but with a little bit of forethought and organization, downtime can be minimized. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been the office moving expert for over four decades. Our skillful staff can make sure that your office move to Little Rock goes smoothly. Contact us today!