4 Mistakes Not to Make When Packing for Your Office Move to Killeen06/18/2018by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Packing up your office appears to be a simple task, doesn't it? Especially if you're somewhat orderly worker, it seems like all you would have to do is tuck your files in one box, your computer and peripherals in another, load up the furniture, and away you go. Sadly, getting your office from point A to point B is lots of times much more difficult than we would like to imagine it is. Luckily, sidestepping these common blunders when it's time to box up your office can save you a lot of stress when moving to Killeen. Mistake #1: A Lack of Organization Whether you are doing a do-it-yourself move or have found a moving company to help, the worst thing you can do when it is go time is start without being adequately organized. You might think you're ready because you wrote a one word item detail on the outside of the box, but what you should do is plan what you're going to pack and in what order you need to pack it. Then, you need to clearly label what is is going into which box. Because when you get your boxes loaded up, moved, and to your new business location, you're not going to remember which box has your desk telephone, and which one holds your stapler in it. So, make a list on each box of what is in it to avoid 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 home, you most likely recognize that feeling of finding the towels you have not needed in ten years while unpacking, but not being able to uncover the shampoo and fresh clothes you need for your morning routine. An office move can have a similar issue. That's why you should pack up the things you aren't going to need immediately (such as your tax records from six years ago), and be sure they go on the moving truck first. The items you will need soon (your desk, your computer, your printer, etc.) should all be packed up last so they are the first boxes you take off the truck. This approach helps minimize your downtime, and assists you to get right back to work once you get to your destination. Mistake #3: Not Using a Timeline or a Checklist Moving an office to Killeen is a task that has a tendency to happen incrementally, which is why it is vital to have the right tools to track your progress. You should have a timeline written out for 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 consume to unpack, and then how long it will take to finish setting up. The timeline needs to have some space in it for setbacks, and it should 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 will aid you with this part. Flying by the seat of your pants is not a very good choice for an office move. Mistake #4: Bringing Stuff You Don't Need to Killeen Moving your office is an opportunity to start fresh, and to put your best foot forward. However, lots of folks wind up just relocating everything with them, no matter if they actually need it. That's why, before you even think about packing, you must sort through everything in your office and contemplate if it needs to relocate to the new office location. That broken hole punch that you replaced and were storing in the event that you could get it rebuilt? Do not clutter up your new office with it. The stack of old, but still functional, computer mice you kept in case of an I.T. meltdown? Well, if they are some years old, they are probably antiquated. That ream of musty paper that does not fit the copier? Recycle it or hand it to an employee for their children to scribble on. The more things you can get rid of (including digitizing old records so the physical copies are not needed) the smoother your move will be. Moving your office is a large task, but with a little bit of forethought and organization, downtime can be minimized. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been the office moving expert for over forty years. Our seasoned staff can make sure that your office move to Killeen goes issue-free. Contact us today!