4 Mistakes Not to Make When Packing for Your Office Move to Tulsa06/18/2018by Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group Packing up your office seems like an easy task, doesn't it? Especially if you are somewhat orderly worker, it appears like all you'd be required to do is put your documents in a box, your computer, monitor and mouse in another, load up your desk, and away you go. However, moving your office from here to there is many times much more labor intensive than we tend to imagine it is. Fortunately, sidestepping these simple errors when it's time to box up your office can save you a great amount of headaches when moving to Tulsa. Mistake #1: Not Enough Organization No matter if you are doing a do-it-yourself move or have hired a moving company to take care of your move, the worst thing you can do when it's time to move is begin without being adequately prepared. You may believe you're organized because you scribbled a single item description on the side of the box, but what you need to do is work out what you're going to pack and in what order you are going to pack it. After that, you need to precisely label what is is going into which box. Be aware that by the time you have your boxes loaded up, moved, and to their new office, you're not going to be able to discern which box holds your power cords, and which one has your pens in it. So, record a list on every box of what is in it to avert digging, confusion, and general hysteria while you get unpacked. Mistake #2: Burying Things You Really Need If you've ever moved your residence, you most likely recognize that feeling of finding the towels you have not used in a decade amidst unpacking, but not being able to find the shampoo and fresh clothes you require for your morning routine. An office move can contain the same complication. That's why you need to pack up the things you are not going to need immediately (such as your tax records from six years ago), and be sure they are placed on the truck first. The things you may need promptly (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 process 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 Tulsa is a process that tends to happen accumulatively, which is why it's important to have the correct tools to understand your progress. You should have a timeline written out to plan how long it will take to pack up your belongings, how long it will consume to move it, how long it will consume to unpack, and then how long it will take to put everything back together. The timeline must have some time in it for delays, and it should be connected to a checklist so you can cross off tasks as they're done. If you plan to hire a professional moving company, they will help you with this process. Flying by the seat of your pants isn't a very good choice for an office move. Mistake #4: Bringing Stuff You Don't Need to Tulsa Moving your office is an opportunity to start fresh, and to put your best foot forward. Unfortunately, many people end up just taking everything with them, no matter if they actually need it. That is why, before you start to think about packing, you need to go through every item in your office and ask if it needs to move 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 pile of old, but still decent, computer mice you stuck away in the event of an I.T. meltdown? Well, if they are a few years old, they are most likely obsolete. That pack of musty paper that does not fit anyone's printer? Recycle it or give it to an employee for their kiddos to draw on. The more items you can dispose of (including digitizing old records so the physical copies are no longer necessary) the more carefree your move will be. Moving your office may be a large job, 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 four decades. Our capable staff can make sure that your office move to Tulsa goes smoothly. Contact us today!