Relocating your business can be a stressful process, and while moving office services are readily available, it still takes lots of work. Fortunately, if you’re planning office removals, Perth Pros on the Emmanuel Transport team have prepared some advice for a smoother move.
Plan a Colour Code
When you have personal belongings, equipment, files, and all manner of items needed for your business, it can be very easy to get in a mess. In order to get back to work quickly at your new premises, you need to ensure that everything is delivered to the right location. You can make this easier with a colour code. You can use different colours to designate different rooms, departments or even floors, just be sure to create a note of the colour code key and pass it to your team and office movers.
Although this may seem like overkill, you need to ensure that every item has a visible label. All your labels should have a company wide structure, so that you can quickly mirror your new office and get back to work. Labelling will also allow you to keep track of items and ensure that nothing is lost during the move. Keep a note of each item on an inventory, room by room for an accurate count of everything.
Service IT Equipment
While there is lots to organise in preparation for office removals, Perth business owners shouldn’t overlook the benefits of servicing IT equipment before the move. Printers, servers, copiers, computers and network equipment can all benefit from being serviced before moving day. The technician can remove ink cartridges and ensure that all cabling is correctly packed and stored. Don’t forget to label each computer, so that each team member receives the same machine at the new office and ensure that all your documents are backed up.
Check If Filing Cabinets Can be Moved Intact
One of the most challenging areas of moving office is dealing with the hundreds of files your business has accumulated. However, it may be possible to move with your filing cabinets intact. You’ll need to secure and lock all the drawers and keep the keys in a secure box, so they don’t get lost during the move. Your moving team may also advise strapping the file cabinet to keep it secure in transit.
Use Plastic Bags for Loose Office Supplies
Packing up desks can be one of the most problematic areas of moving an office. White files can be placed in cabinets, and other large items can be boxed, you may find yourself with lots of loose office supplies such as pens, tacks, paper clips, and other small stationery items. Be sure to have plenty of plastic bags on hand for all these loose office supplies. Each team member can bag up these small items and pack them with the contents of their work area, so you can avoid lots of loose paperclips getting lost in the back of the moving van as they slide out of boxes.
If you’re considering office removals, Perth based Emmanuel Transport is here to help. We’re experienced office movers and offer a wide range of moving office services. You’ll find our team members available to answer any queries to help make your move easier.