Office moves are complex, with lots of planning and logistics required. One of the top priorities is safely moving your IT equipment. Before you throw it in a box, take a look at how to pack it so it arrives at your destination intact.
Have a Plan
Keeping your business moving during a move is a priority. You don’t want to be completely offline for any amount of time, let alone throughout the move process. Creating a plan and a schedule will keep you on track and help maintain your business even when you’re packing. The schedule should include what IT equipment gets packed when. Base the schedule on which items get used for what functions.
The Packing Process
Once you’re close enough to your move date to pack up computers and other IT equipment, following these steps makes the process easy and quick:
- Disconnect all the equipment, including any peripherals.
- Bag and label small items such as cords, keyboards, and mice.
- Put labels on every component indicating the name of the user and destination, such as an office, cubicle, or desk number, and location within the new building.
- Box up the primary IT components using proper packing material to cushion them and prevent damage.
- Label each box like you did the individual components.
An office relocation is a huge undertaking. Packing your IT equipment alone can be overwhelming. To help reduce the stress and the potential for broken or damaged equipment, trust an experienced moving company to help you with every step of the process, including packing. Contact Nilson Van and Storage for more information and to get a free quote for your office move.