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December 31, 2019

Get Moving: How to Pack Up Before Relocating Your Office

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Corporate moves are a big upheaval. They disrupt work, sometimes for a lot longer than you imagine.

Yet it doesn’t have to be that way. When you’re facing a big transition like moving, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Use these packing tips when relocating your office to help you with a smooth changeover and as little disruption as possible.

Get an Early Start

Start early for the best possible project flow. Make sure that you’re planning ahead for each packing stage, because you’ll want to lose the fewest amount of work hours possible. As early as possible, pack up the non-essentials.

Then you can work on other stages as the move gets closer. Employees will feel better and experience less transitional stress this way. You’ll feel more prepared and make your steps more efficient the earlier you start preparing for the move.

Consider Storage

Using a storage facility in the interim keeps your workplace free of clutter. It’s important to keep a professional face for clients and visitors even in the midst of moving chaos, and putting extra things in storage helps.

The dates of leasing your new space and leaving your old one may not always line up, either. While you’ll need them to mostly sync up to continue doing business, there are sometimes a few days discrepancy.

You may also be working out of a temporary office while you wait to move into your new space. A storage facility can help if your temporary space is smaller than you’re used to–all your furniture and office items may not fit.

Put Someone In Charge

Getting a specific person to head up the moving project gives you a point person for all questions. That way if anyone wonders what the status of something is, you can direct them to the project relocation manager. They’ll always be the most up-to-date.

Hiring a project manager also means less disruption during your workday. They’ll worry about the move, and you and your coworkers can keep doing your job.

Use Color Coding While Relocating Your Office

Choose different colors to indicate different areas or departments. Whether you use stickers or colored markers or colored boxes, coding items helps you easily tell where they go.

It also saves you time and money because you’re not paying employees or movers to wade through the mess on the other end. They know where everything goes right away.

Use the Right Supplies

When you try to move using cheap or free supplies you requisitioned from friends and neighbors, the transition isn’t as smooth. When boxes don’t match, you spend more time looking everywhere on the box for a label to decide where it goes. They also don’t stack as easily.

Instead, use matching boxes and a uniform labeling system to help you streamline the process and show your employees you care. The right supplies will make all the difference as you get this project done as swiftly as you can.

A Fresh Start

Planning and executing a big corporate move is a huge challenge. If you’re relocating your office, using these tips for packing up will ease the stress and make it a smoother transition.

For the ultimate worry-free move, hire a professional moving company to execute the details. Leave it to us, and we’ll help you keep it simple and easy.


Customer Reviews

Office Movers Express

Customer Reviews

Trinna S. September 2022

Stinson LLP
"Mary Anne and the OMX team's customer service are top notch! They were very professional and courteous. I'll be reaching out on our next move."

Kristen E. September 2022

Property Management Account Services
"Tim and his team went above and beyond to help move furniture and assist with office layout configurations when we ran into the unexpected. It was a super long day and OMX was very professional and helpful."

Diana H. August 2022

Freedom Home Care
"Thank you for taking care of our relocation. It was the best moving experience I've ever had. Hakeem and the team did a great job."

Ashley V. August 2022

Valneva
"The movers were fast, nice and professional. OMX is super customer oriented and the communication is great."

Mike P. August 2022

BTW Images
"The move experience was fantastic and the movers were very helpful with getting everything set up in our new space. Thank you for being flexible with our tight timeline."

Jane K. August 2022

Porter Hayden
"We truly appreciate the professionalism involved and have recommended your services to another tenant in our building. Very good overall experience."

Celine P. August 2022

Lumina Foundation
"Our move went well. Your crew was very helpful, efficient and friendly. A pleasure to work with. Thank you for your flexibility."

Jeff W. July 2022

Wadsworth Financial Consulting
"I just got back from a week vacation and walked into my new office that was set up by your team at Office Movers Express. Everything looks incredible and my team said that your crew did an amazing job! All I’ve heard is that your team was extremely professional, hard-working, organized, and efficient."

Judy D. July 2022

Competitive Power Ventures
"The team you sent took great care of us! Our building can be difficult to navigate with the loading dock/security desk and your team was extremely patient with the process. Once onsite they were very courteous, professional and handled everything with great care."

Stefanie S. June 2022

U.S. Department of Education
"The move went seamlessly! The coordination, move and payment process was very simple and efficiently done."
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