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March 4, 2020

Get Moving: How to Pack Up Before Relocating Your Office

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.

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Customer Reviews

John B. December 2020

Zenetex
"Fort Meade is a very difficult environment if you are not familiar with it. Your team got through a very serious security process much faster than crews of a smaller size were getting through because of how well the instructions the guard gave them were being followed. Nothing about our move was easy but your team rose to the occasion to make it look like it was. They approached the job with complete professionalism and tireless dedication from the time they arrived to the very end. We simply can't say thank you enough."

Cindy C. December 2020

Shearman & Sterling
"The crew they sent over same-day were terrific – very professional and organized. The job got handled a lot faster than I thought and I got to head home sooner than expected!”

Leika U. October 2020

Rider Levett Bucknall
"The team that came out was extremely professional and FAST! We really appreciated all the communication they had with us - from taking apart furniture and making sure we were happy with the way things were done, to the placement of the furniture at the new location. At the end of the move they walked through the entire space to make sure all their materials were picked up and we were satisfied with everything. The services each and every one of the team members provided was beyond what we had expected. We appreciate everything and will definitely recommend OMX!"

Theresa C. October 2020

Air Force D.C.
"The crew you sent were very professional, accommodating and quick. Thank you for being so flexible with our many changes to this process. You guys made what is normally a stressful event so easy and pleasant."

Mark M. October 2020

U.S. Dept of Defense
"I cannot tell you how helpful your team was and how critical it was to get this job done quickly. Hats off to your team. They were very, very professional."

Jacqueline C. July 2020

JM Pension Advisory
"I am very happy with my experience! Your team was friendly, competent and caring! All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you!"