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March 4, 2020

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

Andrea A. August 2023

WMATA
"I want to thank your team for helping us move the office furniture to the various WMATA locations. The movers did an excellent job and were very professional. They also did a great job taking safety precautions and were very accommodating to the WMATA staff."

Adrian W. August 2023

Burke & Herbert Bank
"Our project went very, very well thanks to the team at OMX. Extending my appreciation to all involved!"

Pennie M. May 2023

Stein Mitchell
"I am so glad I picked you guys as my movers, you were perfect."

Cheryl H. May 2023

US Department of Education
"The OMX crews were properly badged, fully informed as to the scope of work, and were given the necessary equipment and information to do the job in a professional manner. A job well done by all."

Dawn D. May 2023

Dynamic Design Enterprises
"The OMX team assigned to our relocation did an outstanding job. Everything on site was amazing! Tim and Mary Anne were wonderful with communicating clearly about what to expect during our move and answering all of our questions. What a great team of hard working folks at Office Movers Express - we were so impressed."

David T. January 2023

Tobin, O'Conor & Ewing
"Everything was great from start to finish. The moving team was very courteous and we appreciated your responsiveness throughout the whole experience."

Jailyn D. January 2023

Smith Dawson & Andrews
"The team you sent did an excellent job! I can't sing their praises enough. They were kind, professional and super efficient. We will definitely be using your services again!"

Connie C. January 2023

Federal Title & Escrow Company
"I'd like to take this opportunity to commend your team. They were very professional and responsive, and I was duly impressed. Whenever we asked them to prioritize or adapt something, they would so right away. It was a lot of moving parts and they juggled them quite effectively. As someone who's spent more than a decade in customer service, I recognize good people when I see them!"

Myrna Y. November 2022

NCRP
"I was very impressed with our walkthrough experience with Tim and was sold on using OMX. Our move went great without any issues at all!"

Joseph I. October 2022

ICR, Rudiger & Green
"The OMX team was absolutely professional. They took great care to make sure everything was moved quickly and without damage. I cannot compliment them highly enough!"
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