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How to Prepare a Home-Office for Moving Day

Working from home has increased in popularity over the past few years. Although a lot of people are still working in offices, many are now running their own, home office. This is due to the increase in tech that has made setting up a company in the comfort of your own home easier than ever before. However, those running home offices still may occasionally need to deal with an office move. Home movers have a lot of experience relocating these types of offices so allow us to show you how it’s done.

Packing Books And Files

The key thing to know about packing books and files is that if you pack too many, they start to get heavy. This can make them difficult to move and make the whole process a lot slower. That’s why you should pack books and files in smaller boxes. That way, they’ll be easier to put in the truck from the office, particularly if you are carrying them downstairs. Remember, that even in small boxes, books can still be quite heavy. That’s why we double tape the bottom of any boxes we use to stop them from falling out.

When you are putting books and files in the box, make sure you pack the biggest first with the spine facing up. You can then put in smaller books until the box is almost full. After you have done this, you should fill the spaces with crumpled paper. This will stop them from jolting around during the move and getting damaged.

Packing The Tech

Depending on your type of home office, you might have quite a lot of tech. There may be a computer, laptop, printer and other devices. The first thing that you need to do is back everything on your systems up. You can use a cloud network or an external hard drive. We always recommend you do this as, no matter how well they are packed, tech is temperamental. You might unpack your computer and find, for whatever reason, it no longer works. Back it all up and you’ll still have everything you need. You should pack your computer carefully, ideally, in the box it came in. If you don’t have this, make sure the box is small enough that everything stays in one place. You don’t want it moving around when it is in the back of the truck.

Bits And Bobs

A lot of people make the mistake of packing little bits and pieces in boxes with other things. You should keep these separate. If they move around, they might damage larger items such as your computer and your files. It’s best to keep these in smaller boxes that are easier to move. If you have a lot of them, pack the smaller boxes in one big box to keep it all together.

Disassemble Any Furniture

Movers often leave furniture assembled because they think it will be easier to set up their new office this way at the next location. The problem is that if you do that, it’s going to make it difficult to move and pack. It also means you risk damaging desks and other similar furniture pieces. Disassembling them is always going to be the best option, packing small pieces in little, plastic bags.

If you take this advice, your home office will be ready for the big move.