When it’s time to move a commercial office, the biggest pain and headache can be trying to move the electronics. Phones, computers, printers, fax machines, and more all need to be packed away carefully and then eventually put back again in the new building. Local movers might not always be careful and it’s almost impossible to remember where every little thing belongs when the boxes are opened a few weeks later. The following are some tips that any company can use when relocating and trying to pack up their electronics safely, while also remembering where they belong.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s especially true when it comes to moving. Before packing up all the electronics in the building, consider taking pictures of where and how they are plugged in. This can jog your memory later when you finally get around to unpacking all those boxes. It’ll be easier to remember where every plug is supposed to go in order to serve its full purpose in the office.
Follow the Manufacturer
All large and small electronic items come with a manufacturer handbook that not only tells you how the item works, but how you should pack and store it. You will be able to read up on the best way to pack them for safety and even know what temperatures all your electronics should be stored at. Follow these instructions as closely as you can, the manufacturer knows best when it comes to protecting your electronics.
Do Not Mark the Boxes
Thieves are always looking for something that they can snatch up quickly, and marking your boxes gives them a sense of which ones they should be digging through. Avoid marking boxes with expensive electronic equipment in them, and always try to label boxes as discreetly as possible. You don’t want to make yourself an easy target during the move.
List Your Components
The truth is, you will more than likely be taking apart large electronics to help save space in the moving trucks. This means that you will eventually have to put them all back together. In each box, keep a list of the components that should be in there. This way, you can make sure that everything is accounted for and have an easier time putting it all back together.
Line the Boxes
Whether you are using crates or boxes, lining them with packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or another packing material can help minimize damage. You can also add other packing materials as you pack to help fill in the empty spaces, creating a cushion for all the items. If you pack properly, your equipment should remain safe throughout any journey it may need to take.
Why Choose Expert Relocation Systems?
Offering relocation services to the Austin area, Expert Relocation Systems strives to help move your business from one commercial building to another. We only work with commercial businesses, meaning we know how to handle anything that you may throw our way. If you are looking for quality services and a dependable team contact us today for a quote.