During an office move employees typically won’t have to worry about packing anything up before the movers arrive except for their desk. There’s a real art to packing up different items and keeping everything organized so you can get back to business quickly. Keep reading to get tips on moving everything out of your desk and into a moving box.
Desk Moving Tip #1 – Figure Out if Things are Staying in Drawers
It could be easiest to simply leave most items in your desk drawers then either tape or lock them up so the drawers don’t open. You may need to discuss this with the office movers to determine whether it’s best to pack it all up or keep things where they are. Even if you decide to leave things in drawers take out anything that’s fragile, and pack it up separately to avoid breaks.
Hiring a professional mover well ahead of time is important, but when is the best time to book? This answer will vary based on a number of factors including what needs to be moved, when it needs to be moved and who is doing the moving.
Seasonal Affects on Scheduling
Like many other industries, the moving business experiences high and low periods. The busiest season by far is summer when more people are buying new homes. If you plan to move on a weekend in the summer then you need to book at least 3-4 weeks in advance. For moves during the week in the summer 2-3 weeks in advance should be fine.
It doesn’t always happen, but every now and then a piece of furniture or appliance is just too big to get out the front door. It’s an issue that Tower Moving Toronto know how to handle, but if you’re doing it on your own this can be a problem that holds up the entire day. Use the pro strategies below to get bulky items out and into the moving truck.
Reposition the Furniture or Appliance
Sometimes all it takes is repositioning the furniture so that you can come at it from another angle. You might need to flip it vertically or on its side to make it work. Having three people help, two to move and one to guide, is usually the best way to get the job done.
When your business is moving locations one of the most daunting tasks is getting all the paperwork together. Depending on the type of business you’re in, there could be thousands of vital documents that need to be safely and securely moved. Keep reading to learn all the different ways paperwork can be saved, stored and packed for an office move.
Downsizing is the First Step
Moving actually presents companies with the perfect opportunity to do a little housekeeping and lighten the load. Before you start backing up files and packing away documents, take the time to go through them and weed out what you no longer need.
Which of the following scenarios best describes you?
A. You are the overambitious type who loves to plan, organize and create spreadsheets (your a pro at Excel). Three weeks in advance of moving day, you are completely packed!
B. It’s the night before the big move and oh my gosh, you still aren’t packed! You begin frantically throwing stuff in boxes, dog toys and tax returns can go in a box together, right?
C. Somewhere in between.
Whether you are Type A, Type B, or somewhere in between, everyone could use some pointers on labeling.
Need moving boxes, but don’t want to pay for them? The cost of moving boxes can add up quick. In fact, many people spend $100-200 just on moving boxes, and that’s not factoring in specialty boxes that cost more than your standard cardboard container.
Don’t start plunking down cash for new moving boxes just yet. We’ve put together our top tips for finding the best free boxes for your move.
If you thought a regular move could get stressful, then try getting everything done in just a few days. As crazy as it may sound people are put in last minute move situations all the time. You’ll be tempted to just start throwing things in any container you can find, but resist that urge! Even though you only have a few days – or just a single day – putting together a plan of action first will help you get things done quickly and keep your sanity intact.
Take a few deep breaths. Ok, now let’s knock out your last minute move.
Last Minute Moving Checklist
When you have to make a move fast it’s more important than ever to keep organized and have a plan for how you’re going to tackle everything. Luckily, Tower Moving Toronto has experience moving within extremely tight deadlines and we’ve put together a list of to-dos for quick moves. We call these our Last Minute Move Sanity Savers.
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