If you are moving house and have a home office, you have probably been wondering how to pack up your office in the greatest and most efficient ways. Packing boxes, cello tape and patience and just some of the things that you are going to need to complete your move successfully – and today we are going to provide you with some great advice…
Plan your move
You have to be aware that moving your home office is going to require a lot of planning. Before you start packing or moving anything, you need to ensure that you have answers to the following questions:
- How are you going to carry your documents, your computer and any other technology?
- How are you going to move your furniture?
- Are you going to need an internet connection on the day that you move into your new home office?
- Are you going to require help from a removals company?
Hire a removals company
If you don’t have your own van and are going to require help from a removals company when it comes to moving your things, you should find a reputable company and book your move in as much advance as possible to enhance your chances of getting them to help you on the date that suits you the most.
Organise your files
Before moving your office it makes sense that you organise all of your files, this will minimise the risk of chaos. Organise your files by priority, putting the most important at the top so that they are easy to access as soon as you move in. You should shred and recycle anything that is over 7 years old as it is incredibly unlikely that you will need these. Consider using a labelled accordion folder to make it easier for you to find individual documents and papers.
Pack up your PC
If you use a laptop you are in look, all you need to do is zip it up safely in a laptop bag alongside any chargers and cords that it comes with. If you use a desktop PC however it will be a little bit harder – First of all you should back up all your files onto a USB or hard drive, then you need to dissemble your PC and wrap it in bubble wrap before placing in a cardboard moving box or the individual boxes in which your PC parts came in.
Deal with the furniture
Disassemble as much office furniture as you can, keeping all the parts from each furniture piece together using sticky tape, putting nuts and bolts in sandwich bags and taping it to the other furniture components. It is best to keep things together.