One of the biggest parts of our business is moving entire offices to a different or larger space. As you can imagine, this can be a complicated and stressful process, as the business doesn’t want to interrupt workflow and productivity during the transitional phase. There’s a lot of planning that’s required and the actual moves tend to happen over the weekend, but there are a few things workers should understand and prepare for before the move happens. Here are our top tips on how to pack for your office move:
Like with a home move, you need to prioritize non-essential items and ones you’ll need easy and immediate access to. Clearly labeling which boxes should be unpacked or delivered first in addition to the location can be very helpful to movers, especially if it’s a move that’s going to happen in segments. You don’t want your “essentials” box to be the one that’s going to be delivered on Tuesday and you’re left with boxes of old files on Monday morning.
We take care of the planning for the move with your office manager, so don’t worry about that stuff. What you should worry about is the workflow of your office: for example, planning a major change, project, or event the same week as your office move is a really bad idea. People need time to settle into new surroundings, so trying to lump a bunch of other organizational changes or initiatives on them during that time is a recipe for disaster.
Chances are that there are others in your organization much more stressed about moving the office than you are, so pitching in and offering to help with the transition is not only a nice thing to do, but could potentially lead to gains in your career. Moving is a crazy and stressful process no matter how much help there is, but there’s never enough to go around.
Of course, PMC Moving Company is here to relieve the stress level of everyone involved. As moving professionals, we’ve got hundreds of collective moves under our belts and know the ins and outs to make it as easy and streamlined as possible. Contact us today for more information on our office moves or to make your next home move an easy process.