Moving office can be far more challenging than moving home. While you don’t need to deal with beds and clothing, there are lots of items that allow your office to operate effectively. While office furniture movers can provide a fantastic service, if you want to make moving day easier and equip your team to get back to work quickly, here are some top tips to prepare for your office furniture removalists.
Clear Out all the Drawers
One of the most dreaded aspects of moving office, Perth business owners will encounter is dealing with drawers. Each member of your team is likely to have accumulated a great deal of clutter inside their desk, and this will need to be dealt with before your furniture movers arrive. Try to take a positive attitude to this and treat it like a spring clean. Ensure your team clears our desk drawers, which will lighten up furniture and make it easier to unpack at the new premises.
It’s also a great opportunity to clear out old paperwork from filing cabinets and storage cupboards. Paperwork can be heavy and require a great number of boxes, so anything you can clear before moving day will make it easier.
Disassemble Furniture in Advance
Before your movers arrive, it is a good idea to disassemble joined desks, cubicle dividers, shelves and other items of furniture. Keep all bolts, screws, and fixings in plastic bags secured to the relevant item of furniture. This will save time and space on moving day, so you can quickly get back to establishing your new office after the relocation.
Get Plenty of Labels
The more specific your labelling procedures, the easier your move will be. So, get plenty of labels ready and ensure that every item is marked. Keep an inventory of items and group labels together with a colour code. For example, label “sales cabinet 1” and mark the boxes of contents accordingly. This will make it easier to unpack in the new office, so items don’t get sent to the wrong room or department. Each label can also be used to direct the movers to the appropriate room. Supply your office furniture removalists with a copy of the colour code, so they know all red labelled items belong on the first floor, while yellow is the ground floor, etc.
Create a Floor Plan
Finally, take some time to visit your new office and make a floor plan. This will allow you to decide before moving day, who will have which office, where furniture will go and how you will arrange the desks. You can provide your team and furniture movers with this plan so that things can be put in the right place straightaway to save time and hassle later.
If you’re planning on moving office, Perth based Emmanuel Transport is here to help. We’re experienced office furniture removalists, and we’d be delighted to help make your office move easier. You’ll find our team members ready to answer any queries to help you prepare for your big moving day.