Business Packing Guide for Offices
Moving your business can be a complicated process, and these helpful packing tips will ensure you stay on track and within your planned timeline.
- Delegate to each department head to allow them to manage their team members during the move preparation process
- Each individual is responsible for planning and packing leading up to the move. Alternatively, hire a moving company that provides packing services as well
- All preparation and labeling should be done before moving day. On the day of your move, only essential move planning team members should be on site.
Packing Tips 101
- If ordered, our office movers will deliver packing supplies and boxes before your planned packing timeframe. We don’t recommend trying to estimate or pull together packing materials on your own as this could lead to disorganization and damage during the move
- Packing, labeling, and organizing should all be done before the day of your move – this may be completed by your team or by ours, depending on your contract.
Office Desks: All desks should be emptied prior to your move. Small items should be put in bags or envelopes.
Filing Cabinets: In most moves, file cabinets do not have to be emptied. Adjust internal components to keep items in place, and lock the cabinet doors if possible. Be sure to secure the keys in a safe place. For push locks, it is important to avoid accidentally locking it during your move. If locks are not available, secure with the appropriate tape.
Book Cases and Shelving: All items in bookcases or on shelves should be packed.
Supply Cabinets: All items stored in supply cabinets should be packed and cabinet doors should be locked or secured.
Printers and Scanners: Do not pack printers or scanners! Equipment should be serviced the day before the move to empty out any liquids. Keep cords and any parts together in a bag or box. Leave any printers, scanners, or other small equipment out in the open for our movers.
Wall Décor: For DIY packing remove any items from the walls and pack in appropriate containers.
Computers and Phones: All computers should be backed up for data protection prior to your move. All cords and parts must be secured separately and appropriately labeled.
Employee Items: Employees should plan to pack and move their own personal items unless your contract and plans specify otherwise.
- Every single piece of furniture, equipment, or box should be labeled for location and contents. This includes multiple pieces from furniture, etc.
- In your planning phases, be sure to draw out destination layout plans to aid in labeling and organizing during the packing process.
Next, view our moving checklist for office moves! Ensure your business has a smooth transition.