Despite your efforts, packing can always have complications. Whether you’re moving your entire home or you’re just moving out of your office, it’s important to understand the basics in packing tips. Below you will find a list of tactics to follow for packing up and moving your own personal office!
What to pack
As your putting your belongings in boxes, make sure to pack the appropriate tools that are office essentials. This includes any miscellaneous items such as pens, clips, staplers, etc. For the more fragile and personal items like CD’s and hand-held calculators, be smart and carry those items with you as opposed to packing them up. This will ensure that you’ll keep them safe and nothing will break.
If you carry this out correctly, labeling can be a life saver. Whether you prefer color coordinating to help assign different office items to different boxes or you like to section off your office with category names, use whatever works best for your style. Place labels on lamps, furniture, coffee mugs, computer equipment, etc. This will make unpacking after the move MUCH easier on you.
Offices are filled with organization tools to help you perform better. When you’re moving out of an office though, it’s easy to forget about bookshelves and desk drawers. Once you’ve cleared the shelves and drawers and packed all of your papers, it’s time to dissemble the furniture to take with you. Take the shelves off a bookshelf and tape together when they’re all removed. Same goes for shelves in a desk. If it’s easier to remove the drawers for traveling, don’t forget about this option!
Pictures and personal items
If you’ve been in an office for a long time, it’s not uncommon to have compiled quite a lot of pictures, artwork and other miscellaneous items from family or friends to remind you of them during your day at work. When it’s time to move on to a new job, it’s important not to just toss these items into a box with other random items. You should absolutely create a box or two to fit these personal items and have it labeled appropriately so you don’t lose any of these items. If there is a mover coming in, it might be a good idea to take these items with you as opposed to allowing movers to move them for you.
The final step in your packing process is making sure you’ve compiled the right packing tools! Packing paper and bubble wrap are two items that will definitely help secure your office equipment while packing. Also making sure that the boxes you get to move items with are strong and can support heavy loads will ensure that you’re all set when it comes to your move!