4 Mistakes Not to Make When Packing for Your Office Move to Wichita Falls06/18/2018by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Packing up your office seems like a simple chore, doesn't it? Especially if you are fairly tidy, it appears like all you would be required to do is put your files in one box, your IT stuff in another, load up the furniture, and you’re done. Unfortunately, moving your office from here to there is often a lot more labor intensive than we would like to imagine it is. Luckily, sidestepping these simple blunders when it's time to pack up your office can save you a great amount of headaches when moving to Wichita Falls. Mistake #1: A Lack of Organization No matter if you are moving yourself or have employed a moving company to help, the worst thing you can do when it's time to pack up is begin without being appropriately prepared. You may think you are ready because you scribbled a one word item designation on the outside of the box, but what you should do is work out what you need to pack and in what order you are going to pack it. Next, you should precisely label what is where. Be aware that by the time you get your boxes loaded up, transported, and to your new office, you are not going to remember which box contains your desk telephone, and which one contains your pens in it. So, make a list on every box of what is in it to avoid digging, confusion, and mass hysteria while you get your new office set up. Mistake #2: Burying Things You Really Need If you have ever moved your residence, you most likely know that feeling of unboxing the towels you have not needed in 10 years while unpacking, but not being able to uncover the shampoo and fresh clothes you must have for tomorrow morning. An office move can have the same complication. That is the reason that you need to pack up the things you are not going to need urgently (such as your tax records from six years ago), and make sure they are placed on the truck first. The things you will need promptly (your desk, your computer, your printer, etc.) should all be packed up last so they are the first things you remove from the truck. This process helps negate your downtime, and aids you to get right back on the job once you arrive at your new office. Mistake #3: Not Using a Timeline or a Checklist Moving an office to Wichita Falls is a process that tends to happen incrementally, which is why it is crucial to put in place the right tools to understand your progress. You should have a timeline written out to plan how long it will take to pack up your stuff, the amount of time it will take to move it, the amount of time it will take to unpack, and then how long it will take to put everything back together. The timeline must have some room in it for problems, and it needs to be accompanied by a checklist so you can mark off tasks as they are done. If you plan to hire a professional moving company, they will aid you with this task. Flying by the seat of your pants isn't a doable choice for an office move. Mistake #4: Bringing Stuff You Don't Need to Wichita Falls Moving your office is a chance to start over, and to put your best foot forward. Unfortunately, many people wind up just taking everything with them, whether or not they actually need it. That is why, prior to thinking about packing, you need to sort through every item in your office and think about if it needs to relocate to the new location. That broken stapler that you already bought a new one and were storing in the event that you could get it rebuilt? Don't muddle up your new office with it. The pile of old, but still working, computer mice you stuck away in the event of an I.T. emergency? Well, if they are a few years old, they are most likely outdated. That pack of musty paper that doesn't fit anyone's printer? Recycle it or hand it to an employee for their kiddos to scribble on. The more stuff you can get rid of (including digitizing old records so the paper copies are obsolete) the more carefree your move will be. Moving your office is a huge task, but with a little bit of forethought and organization, downtime can be at a minimum. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been the office moving expert for over 40 years. Our trained staff can make sure that your office move to Wichita Falls goes smoothly. Contact us today!