When the pandemic hit, many of us were lucky enough to be able to work from home. This meant no commute to and from work by car, public transport, or biking. That extra time we spent travelling to work, many of used that as a time to get an extra hour or so in bed before having to move from the comfort of our bed to our home office. Though, the time has come to move house and now you will need to move your home office, which may sound a bit more complex than it is if you are not organised for it. Don’t relax but don’t panic as there is a lot you can to ahead for a swiftly easy move.
Follow the tips below for moving a home office to manage it stress-free and effectively.
Have a plan in place
Before you start anything, it is important to have a clear idea on how the office move will be. It is not advised to just pack everything up without a plan on how the progress step by step will be. You could create a moving check-list for a home office. A check-list can allow you to pack things in the right order as well as making sure you have everything, so unpacking on the other end it much more straight forward and less-stressful.
Organise and prioritise packing
Once your check-list on paper is complete, you can not start to sort out everything and organise everything. You may realise you have things you do not need anything, which is a good chance to get rid of them instead of bringing them along on the move. We all love a good declutter! The fewer items you take on your move the easier it will be to unpack. De-clutter cabinets and draws of files you no longer need or are relevant. This is an excellent opportunity for a clear out, creating more storage room and getting rid of things which are no longer useful.
Labelling is helpful and can help when unpacking on the other end. Labelling boxes can help you move more efficiently and smoothly. If you are looking to hire movers, having everything labelled can allow the moving company to put your office boxes and files in the correct room instead of being placed all over the place. It makes it easier not just for you, but them also.
Moving is a challenge but having professional movers help you do the job makes everything much easier and quicker as they do the job for you. You could save money by getting help as it enables you to get back to work quicker, saving you money in the long run.
Think of your new office design
Before moving you may want to think about your new office layout and design. Make sure you having everything measured like your desk and filing cabinet so you know everything is going to fit and you will have enough room to move around and do things. There is nothing worse than moving everything and realising it will not fit. If you need to you can then buy furniture for your new office in advance to make moving easier and less stressful. This is a great opportunity to make sure you new home office is perfect for you.
Take your time
Moving is time consuming, but even worse when you are doing it last minute and rushing around. The best thing you can do is to take your time and enjoy the process instead of rushing through it. You could pack up things which are less important in advance to save time and make it much easier. Leaving the key things to last which will be easier to pack away and set up on arrival.
Disassemble office furniture
If you can, you should disassemble your furniture. This will make transport easier and more secure when moving home. If you do hire professional movers, most of the time they are willing to help disassemble things and assemble once you have moved. Always check this with the company you are using in advance so you can add this into your moving plan if needed.
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