4 Mistakes Not to Make When Packing for Your Office Move to Denver06/18/2018by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Packing up your office appears to be a straightforward chore, doesn't it? Especially if you're fairly tidy, it appears like all you'd be required to do is put your files in one box, your computer, monitor and mouse in another, load up your desk, and you’re off and running. However, moving your office from here to there is many times quite a bit more labor intensive than we tend to think it is. Luckily, dodging these common blunders when it's time to pack up your office can save you a decent amount of stress when moving to Denver. Mistake #1: Not Enough Organization Whether you are planning to move yourself or have employed a moving company to assist, the worst thing you can do when it is time to pack up is to go into it without taking a moment to get properly organized. You may think you are organized because you scribbled a lonely item designation on the outside of the box, but what you need to do is prepare in advance what you're going to pack and in what order you are going to pack it. Then, you need to distinctly label what is where. Realistically, when you have your boxes loaded up, transported, and to their destination, you are not going to remember which box contains your keyboard, and which one has your pens in it. So, make a list on each box of what's in it to escape digging, disorientation, and general hysteria while you get your new office set up. Mistake #2: Burying Things You Really Need If you have ever moved your residence, you probably recognize that feeling of discovering the dishes you have not needed in 10 years amid unpacking, but not being able to unearth the shampoo and fresh clothes you require for your morning routine. An office move can contain the same issue. 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 seven years ago), and make sure they go on the moving truck first. The items you are going to need promptly (your desk, your computer, your printer, etc.) should all be packed up last so they're the first boxes you remove from the truck. This approach helps negate your work interruption, and assists you to get right back to work once you arrive at your destination. Mistake #3: Not Using a Timeline or a Checklist Moving an office to Denver is something that usually happens accumulatively, which is why it is vital to put in place the proper tools to understand your progress. You should have a timeline written out to plan how long it will take to pack up your things, the amount of time it will consume to move it, the amount of time it will take to unpack, and then the amount of time it will take to put everything back together. The timeline must have some time in it for setbacks, and it needs to be supplemented with a checklist so you can check off tasks as they're completed. If you plan to hire a professional moving company, they should assist you with this part. Flying by the seat of your pants isn't a very good option for an office move. Mistake #4: Bringing Stuff You Don't Need to Denver Moving your office is an occasion to start fresh, and to put your best foot forward. However, lots of people end up just relocating everything with them, no matter if they really need it. That's why, prior to thinking about packing, you should go through every item in your office and think about if it needs to move to the new location. That broken shredder that you replaced and were keeping on hand in case you might get it fixed? Don't dirty up your new office with it. The box of old, but still decent, computer mice you kept in case of an I.T. meltdown? Well, if they are several years old, they are most likely outdated. That pack of musty paper that does not fit your printer? Recycle it or hand it to an employee for their children to scribble on. The more stuff you can dispose of (including digitizing old records so the paper copies are not needed) the smoother your move will be. Moving your office may be a huge task, but with a little bit of planning and organization, downtime can be significantly reduced. 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 Denver goes issue-free. Contact us today!