4 Mistakes Not to Make When Packing for Your Office Move to Little Rock06/18/2018by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Packing up your office appears to be a simple undertaking, doesn't it? Especially if you're fairly tidy, it appears like all you would be required to do is tuck your files in one box, your computer and peripherals in another, load up your office furniture, and away you go. Sadly, moving your office from point A to point B is lots of times a lot more time consuming than we tend to think it is. Fortunately, sidestepping these frequent blunders when it is time to pack up your office can save you a great amount of anxiety when moving to Little Rock. Mistake #1: Not Enough Organization Whether you are doing a do-it-yourself move or have found a moving company to take care of your move, the worst thing you can do when it is time to move is begin without taking a moment to get suitably organized. You may believe you're prepared because you scribbled a one word item detail on the side of the box, but what you need to do is work out what you are going to pack and in what order you need to pack it. Then, you must distinctly label what is is going into which box. Realistically, when you get your boxes loaded up, moved, and unloaded at your destination, you are not going to remember which box holds your desk telephone, and which one contains your business files in it. So, write a list on every box of what's in it to avert digging, stress, and mass hysteria while you get set up again. Mistake #2: Burying Things You Really Need If you've ever moved your house, you might know that feeling of unboxing the dishes you haven't used in 10 years amidst unpacking, but not being able to uncover the shampoo and fresh clothes you require for in the morning. 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 immediately (such as your tax records from five years ago), and make sure they are loaded on the moving van first. The things you are going to need quickly (your desk, your computer, your printer, etc.) should all be packed up last so they're the first boxes you unload off the truck. This method helps curtail your downtime, and aids you to get right back on task once you get to your destination. Mistake #3: Not Using a Timeline or a Checklist Moving an office to Little Rock is something that tends to happen incrementally, which is why it's vital to have the correct tools to track your progress. You should have a timeline mapped out for how long it will take to box up your things, 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 should have some time in it for delays, and it must be supplemented with a checklist so you can mark off tasks as they are completed. If you plan to hire a professional moving company, they will aid you with this process. Playing it by ear isn't a doable choice for an office move. Mistake #4: Bringing Stuff You Don't Need to Little Rock Moving your office is a chance to start fresh, and to put your best foot forward. However, lots of people end up just taking everything with them, whether or not they actually need it. That's why, before you even think about packing, you must sort through every item in your office and ask if it needs to relocate to the new office. That broken hole punch that you replaced and were storing in case you might get it rebuilt? Do not dirty up your new office with it. The stack of old, but still decent, computer mice you kept in the event of an I.T. emergency? Well, if they are a few years old, they are most likely antiquated. That pack of musty paper that doesn't fit the copier? Recycle it or hand it to an employee for their kids to scribble on. The more items you can get rid of (including digitizing old records so the paper copies are obsolete) the easier your move will be. Moving your office is a big 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 experienced staff can make sure that your office move to Little Rock goes smoothly. Contact us today!