by Brenda Hall
So…I’m packing up my office because we’re ‘moving on up’.
Been in this building for 7 1/2 years and it feels a little strange to be leaving it; it feels better though to know our new office space is going to be so much nicer – and bigger!An office move has its challenges, but here are some helpful tips in case you find yourself in this situation:
Tip #1 Make sure you use a good mover who uses recyclable plastic bins with rollers. This makes life a whole lot easier than trying to pack, tape and stack cardboard boxes. (most of them will break with the loads of books so many of us have).
Tip #2 Always order more bins than you think you need. A good formula is if you think you need 100 bins…order 150….so uptick by 50% and you should be ok. Besides, a good mover won’t charge you for bins you don’t use.
Tip #3 You’re going to find things you forgot you had….and guess what!….you don’t need it! So, make sure you call in the shred-it guys with their truck and have them show up to pick up these stacks of things. Nostalgia is nice….but keep it limited!
Tip #4 No matter how much extra space you think you planned for in your new location….you’ll probably fill it up right away, especially if you bring all that stuff from Tip #3 above!
Tip #5 Get good people to help you….don’t be afraid to ask everyone to pitch in. At the end of the day, it all comes down to great people banding together to get the job done.
BTW….I learned I didn’t really need 5 wine bottle openers in my desk, so I’m going to take 2 of them home now 🙂