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 sounds like an easy task, 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 computer and peripherals in another, load up the furniture, and you’re off and running. Unfortunately, relocating 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 anxiety when moving to Wichita Falls. Mistake #1: A Lack of Organization No matter if you are doing a do-it-yourself move or have employed a moving company to take care of your move, the worst thing you can do when it's time to pack up is start without being suitably prepared. You may think you are ready because you scribbled a single 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're going to pack it. Next, you should precisely label what is where. Because by the time you get your boxes loaded up, transported, and to the new office, you are going to forget which box has your desk telephone, and which one holds your pens in it. So, write a list on every box of what is in it to avoid digging, confusion, and general hysteria while you get unpacked. Mistake #2: Burying Things You Really Need If you have ever moved your home, you probably be familiar with that feeling of unboxing the sheets you have not needed in a decade while unpacking, but not being able to uncover the shampoo and fresh clothes you require for in the morning. An office move can have the same complication. That is the reason that you should pack up the things you are not going to need immediately (such as your tax records from six years ago), and make sure they are placed on the truck first. The things you are going to 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 curtail 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 have 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 get everything set back up. The timeline must have some room in it for problems, and it needs to be supplemented with 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 an occasion to start over, and to put your best foot forward. Unfortunately, lots of people wind up just taking everything with them, whether or not they actually need it. That is why, before you even think about packing, you need to sift through every item in your office and ask 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 fixed? Don't dirty up your new office with it. The stack of old, but still working, computer mice you hung onto in the event of an I.T. emergency? Well, if they are several years old, they are most likely obsolete. That ream of musty paper that doesn't fit anyone's printer? Recycle it or hand it to an employee for their kids 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 large task, but with a little bit of planning and organization, downtime can be at a minimum. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been the office moving expert for over 40 years. Our seasoned staff can make sure that your office move to Wichita Falls goes smoothly. Contact us today!