4 Mistakes Not to Make When Packing for Your Office Move to Little Rock06/18/2018by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Boxing up your office seems like an easy task, right? Especially if you are somewhat orderly worker, it appears like all you'd be required to do is place your documents in a box, your IT stuff in another, load up your desk, and you’re done. However, getting your office from point A to point B is often a lot more time consuming than we would like to imagine it is. Fortunately, sidestepping these common blunders when it is time to box up your office can save you a decent amount of anxiety when moving to Little Rock. Mistake #1: Not Enough Organization No matter if you are moving yourself or have employed a moving company to assist, the worst thing you can do when it's go time is to go into it without getting appropriately prepared. You might think you're organized because you penned a one word item description on the side of the box, but what you should do is prepare in advance what you're going to pack and in what order you need to pack it. After that, you must distinctly label what is is going into which box. Be aware that by the time you get your boxes loaded up, moved, and to your destination, you are going to forget which box has your power cords, and which one holds your business files in it. So, write a list on every box of what is in it to prevent digging, disorientation, and some hysteria while you get your new office set up. Mistake #2: Burying Things You Really Need If you have ever moved your home, you might know that notion of discovering the towels you have not used in a decade amidst unpacking, but not being able to uncover the shampoo and fresh clothes you need for in the morning. An office move can have a similar complication. That's why you should pack up the things you are not going to need immediately (such as your tax records from five years ago), and be sure they go on the moving van first. The things you are going to need soon (your desk, your computer, your printer, etc.) should all be packed up last so they're the first things you unload off the truck. This approach helps curtail your downtime, and helps you get right back to work once you reach your destination. Mistake #3: Not Using a Timeline or a Checklist Moving an office to Little Rock is a process that has a tendency to happen incrementally, which is why it's crucial to use the right tools to understand your progress. You should have a timeline written out for how long it will take to pack up your things, the amount of time it will take to move it, the amount of time it will take to unpack, and then the amount of time it will take to get everything set back up. The timeline must have some space in it for delays, and it needs to be connected to a checklist so you can mark off tasks as they're completed. If you plan to hire a professional moving company, they will assist you with this process. Playing it by ear isn't a very good choice for an office move. Mistake #4: Bringing Stuff You Don't Need to Little Rock Moving your office is a chance to start over, and to put your best foot forward. But, lots of people wind up just relocating everything with them, whether or not they really need it. That's why, before you even think about packing, you should sort through all of your stuff in your office and ask if it needs to move to the new office location. That broken hole punch that you already bought a new one and were keeping on hand in case you could get it rebuilt? Don't muddle up your new office with it. The box of old, but still working, routers you stuck away in case of an I.T. emergency? Well, if they are some years old, they are most likely antiquated. That pack of musty paper that does not fit your printer? Recycle it or give it to an employee for their children to draw on. The more things you can get rid of (including digitizing old records so the paper copies are no longer necessary) the easier your move will be. Moving your office can be a large task, but with a little bit of preparedness and organization, downtime can be at a minimum. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been the office moving expert for over 40 years. Our trained staff can make sure that your office move to Little Rock goes smoothly. Contact us today!