You’re moving an entire office to a new place, Ah-it’s hectic. A lot of patience, hard work, stress, and the cost get involved. But we are looking for some budget-friendly options. No matter how much we try to stay in our budget, we can exceed it. From where does this added expense comes? Somebody asked. Here is a long list; the moving containers, traveling, damaged or stolen equipment, and it continues. But we have a solution to everything. To increase your business proficiency, adopt these strategies, and keep winning on life.
Office moving boxes:
If you have a big company and you’re getting massive revenues, you won’t mind investing in moving boxes. But for small scale companies, I won’t suggest this. Plan a market tour with your colleagues, visit different departmental stores or book stores. People often throw these boxes away once their shipment arrives. Big stores like Walmart and Tesco give their boxes for free. Look for sturdy boxes; in which your goods won’t get damaged. If there is some defacing, ignore it. You can fix it using high-end commercial duct tape.
You can also refer to social media community groups and post there that you need some moving boxes. Our world is full of generous people; there will be a lot of helping hands coming forward. Refer to the recycling hubs of your community; they will provide you with cheap up-cycled boxes.
Before you rush to buy the moving boxes, look around the office itself. Scan the office store you’ll for sure find some old boxes lying in there, waiting to get used.
There’s a common assumption that big boxes store a lot. But, wait you’re wrong. Bigger boxes are no less than a drama. They’ll bluff you like anything. Make a rule that you’ve to use the smaller ones and try to fit in maximum items in them. We believe that bigger boxes can store a lot and save us from stress. But they only occupy more space and fewer goods. I am sure you’ll be thinking to put your favorite curved office lamp in a fairly big box. And it must be fragile having a unique mirror work on it so nothing else can sit alongside it. Right? Yeah right. So, in conclusion, put those items which you think are substantial, separate. Not in the box.
Crates and bins:
Moving office is an accomplishment. But the fatigue it carries along with it is unexplainable. Moving crates are also used globally to pack your goods and transfer them to the new location. There are a few moving crate service providers, from whom you can rent out their crates. These guys will bring empty containers to your office; you will pack the goods and seal them. After you make sure that everything is in there, take your supplies to the new vicinity. Once you’ve unloaded and unpacked, they will come to pick-up their empty crates. These crates are eco-friendly. They decompose much quicker than the cardboard boxes. One of the many benefits of using the moving crates is this that they are stackable. They occupy less space, and they’ve rolling wheels installed under them. You won’t tear your arm muscles carrying those bulky cardboard boxes.
Use bins for storing the minute office supplies. You can put your planters in them to save space.
Never forget to label your boxes. Label everything. Use several colored permanent markers; they are ideal for labeling. Their ink won’t spill out, and your writings will be safe. Use the numbering technique; assign a number to each department. Let’s say if the marketing department is assigned the number One, label each box which belongs to the marketing unit as ‘One. It will help you keep track of all the containers belonging to individual departments.
One of the most tiresome processes is packing the equipment. Give special instructions to the loaders about your expensive equipment and furniture. I would recommend you never throw away the original boxes of the machine. Prefer packing them in the same containers in which they had first arrived. Use bubble wrap or linen to pack them, and then put in the box. Take a bunch of newspapers or used papers and use them as lining. You can use thermocol or foam sheets to surround your equipment. In case of any accidents, this will prevent your machinery from a collision. Instruct the loaders to keep the stuff under controlled temperatures. The reason being, many electronic devices require a certain degree of warmth for their storage. You should appoint a particular person to go with the van, as there are chances of theft.
Kits and supplies:
You’re likely to have different sizes of items to pack. For this, you need to have various sizes of boxes, more sturdy boxes for lightweight items and smaller ones for more substantial goods. Use a double lining of cardboard to pack fragile items. Along with boxes and padding, you will need to purchase a lot more other things to secure your shift.
Packing tapes will ensure you keep your boxes safe when you move from your old office to the new location. Along with packing tape, you’ll also need a couple of markers. To label, use color markers. Box cutters, zip lock bags, and mattress covers are used to keep your items clean and scratch-free. Bubble cushioning is very useful to protect the fragile goods. As you’ve covered and wrapped everything, don’t forget to seal the strapping using a strapping sealer.
Along with these, you’ll also need some water-resistant sheets, transparent sheets, and industrial blankets. These categories of leaves are used to protect your luggage from any damage.
Heavy-duty machine moving skates are used to load the machinery into the van. Place the boxes one on one, tip the stack forward by pushing on the top edge. After tipping the stack, slide the cart under by pushing with your foot. As done, load the piles into the van.
Office supplies are the most lost goods. Because they are minute and they get misplaced easily. I have come up with an easy suggestion; don’t empty the drawers. Yes, you’ve heard it right. Keep the stationary into the drawers; let them be paperclips to stapler pins. Let it be a stack of A4 pages to erasers, sharpeners, pens, and whatnot. Don’t miss out on the signature stamps. Take heavy-duty duct tape and put multiple layers of it over the drawer until it’s fully covered. To keep everything safe; I have generated a list of all the essential supplies you need for moving.
Now that you’ve packed everything, you’re ready to go 🙂