Plan Your Office Move Like a Pro: Commercial Move How To

Moving your office is a lot of upheaval—and you still have to get your work done! A savvy, reputable commercial moving company can help streamline the moving process and get your office furniture to your new site safely and quickly.

You and your staff can add efficiency to the move, too. Advance preparation not only saves time on moving day, but your staff knows where to find their equipment.


As you prepare your strategy for moving your office, consider these preparation tips:

Disassemble Modular Office Furniture

Joined desks and modular cubicle walls can be unbolted and readied for the move. Shelving can be disassembled and stacked. Put hardware into plastic bags, label it carefully, and tape it to the furniture. This can really save time on moving day!

Empty All Drawers in Your Office Furniture

Your movers should not have to lift heavy office furniture that is still full, so they can empty desk drawers and file drawers for you. Or you can save time and money by optimizing organization before the movers arrive, by emptying and packing drawers in-house.

This is a great time to get rid of outdated, unneeded files and archive older material. Some of your office paperwork can go to storage, freeing up room for new records. Some may be scanned to create digital files, and a good bit may head straight to the shredder.

Related: Tips for Packing up Paperwork Before You Move

Organize an Office Labeling System

When each division of your office calls their desks “Desk 1,” Desk 2,” etc., it’s confusing when the furniture arrives! Instead, make an office-wide naming convention for furniture and boxes. Label everything by room, and then by number.

At your new office, know the floor plan in advance and tape room numbers next to doorways. It will be easy for your movers to find the correct rooms at your new office space, and staff can see at a glance whose file cabinet is whose.

Related: Staying Organized: How to Label Moving Boxes Like a Boss

Choose a Professional Moving Company

When you select a moving company, do your research and choose a company experienced with commercial moving, like Few Moves Moving Company. Few Moves has experience moving offices in Raleigh and Wilmington, NC—and that means we know what’s involved in a commercial move and have experience doing the job efficiently.

A professional moving company like Few Moves is staffed by experienced movers, not fly-by-night day labor. We have all the proper licenses, insurance, and resources to make sure your office furniture and equipment are moved safely and quickly. Call Few Moves Moving Company at (910) 512-6999 in Wilmington, NC or (919) 999-6201 in Raleigh to discuss your office moving needs.

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