4 Mistakes Not to Make When Packing for Your Office Move to Colorado Springs06/18/2018by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Boxing up your office appears to be a straightforward undertaking, right? Especially if you are fairly tidy, it looks like all you would have to do is tuck your documents in one box, your IT stuff in another, load up your desk, and away you go. However, relocating your office from point A to point B is many times quite a bit more time consuming than we would like to imagine it is. Luckily, avoiding these common errors when it is time to pack up your office can save you a decent amount of headaches when moving to Colorado Springs. Mistake #1: Not Enough Organization Whether 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 is time to move is start without being appropriately prepared. You may believe you are prepared because you wrote a single item description on the outside of the box, but what you need to do is prepare in advance what you are going to pack and in what order you need to pack it. After that, you should distinctly label what is is going into which box. Realistically, by the time you get your boxes loaded up, transported, and to your new office, you're not going to be able to discern which box holds your desk telephone, and which one has your stapler in it. So, write a list on every box of what's in it to escape digging, confusion, and some hysteria while you get your new office set up. Mistake #2: Burying Things You Really Need If you have ever moved your house, you most likely recognize that notion of discovering the dishes you haven't used in 10 years amidst unpacking, but not being able to unearth the shampoo and fresh clothes you need for in the morning. An office move can contain the same complication. That is the reason that you should pack up the things you are not going to need urgently (such as your tax records from seven years ago), and be sure they are loaded 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 boxes you remove from the truck. This approach helps negate your downtime, and helps you get right back on the job once you get to your new office. Mistake #3: Not Using a Timeline or a Checklist Moving an office to Colorado Springs is a process that tends to happen accumulatively, which is why it is vital to have the proper tools to understand your progress. You should have a timeline in place to plan how long it will take to pack up your stuff, how long it will consume to move it, the amount of time it will consume to unpack, and then the amount of time it will take to get everything set back up. The timeline needs to have some space in it for setbacks, and it must be supplemented with a checklist so you can cross off tasks as they are completed. If you plan to hire a professional moving company, they will aid you with this process. Winging it is not a doable option for an office move. Mistake #4: Bringing Stuff You Don't Need to Colorado Springs Moving your office is a chance to start fresh, and to put your best foot forward. But, a lot of folks wind up just moving everything with them, no matter if they actually need it. That's why, before you start to think about packing, you should sort through every item in your office and contemplate if it needs to come to the new office. That broken stapler that you replaced and were storing in the event that you could get it rebuilt? Do not muddle up your new office with it. The stack of old, but still functional, routers you kept in the event of an I.T. issue? Well, if they are some years old, they are probably obsolete. That package of musty paper that does not fit your printer? Recycle it or hand it to an employee for their kiddos to draw on. The more items you can dispose of (including digitizing old records so the paper copies are no longer necessary) the more carefree your move will be. Moving your office can be a large project, but with a little bit of planning and organization, downtime can be minimized. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been the office moving expert for over forty years. Our skillful staff can make sure that your office move to Colorado Springs goes issue-free. Contact us today!