It’s time to move and you are considering using a Chicago moving company and we are sure you’re wondering if there are any easier or cheaper options. We all know that moving an office isn’t the easiest of tasks. There are numerous computers, desk, and chairs just to name a few. If this is a first time move, we have some excellent tips to get you started.
Bigger boxes always seem like the best option when moving. The bigger the box the less you must move, right? As this may seem logical tactic this doesn’t make it easier for you or a Chicago moving company you choose to use to maneuver. When a big box is filled to the max these boxes become too heavy and almost impossible to move. If the boxes are only half full, stacking these boxes during the move could lead to crushed boxes and, in turn, damaged items. Also labeling where your office items are just as important as the size.
Here are some tips when labeling your boxes to move:
Label the boxes with which office it belongs.
Be sure to write the employee’s name
Write a quick description of the contents of the box
While preparing your office to pack you may realize there are items that haven’t been used in quite some time. It is important to assess whether these items are still needed to help your business grow. If the answer is no, an option you can use is donating to a non-profit or a school that needs these items. The items that you might use annually or seasonally can be moved to a storage space and your Chicago moving company would be more than willing to help with this part of the move, as well. There are also websites that can help you resell these items. Some of these websites are Craigslist and Offer Up. This would also free up some space in your new office.
It appears it would be more cost effective to use your employees to help move instead of a Chicago moving company. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Moving an office is much more difficult than moving a home. There is a lot of office furniture, which includes heavy desks and file cabinets, along with files and all your IT items. Computers are at risk of being dropped, which could lead to important information being lost. If an employee gets hurt during the move you are liable for workers compensation and everything that goes along with it. It’s a huge risk to take. Therefore, using a moving company is going to be your best option. Saving a little money could end up with more expenses after your move is completed.