How to deal with Office Furniture Removals
Offices are commonly moved due to changes in the company. These changes are mainly related to the growth of the company. As a company owner, what is better than knowing that your business is growing? So why is it that the minute the words office removals are mentioned that the smile becomes a frown? Packing and removing office supplies such as files and stationary seems easy enough. The most difficult items to remove are those that are large such as office furniture. This article aims to provide you with some hints and tips about dealing with office removals, specifically focusing on office furniture removals.The first step is to gather all the facts. Have you found a new office destination? Do you have a deadline date by which to leave the current office? These all need to be considered before any manual work can be carried out since you know exactly how much time you have to prepare.After getting all the basic information, it is time to pack. Large furniture items such as cabinets and desks will be the most problematic to move.It is wise to allow each employee to pack their own desk/cubicle. However, before starting anything, a plan of action needs to be shared with all employees. This way, all employees know exactly what you expect, and what to do. Filling cabinets need to be emptied and de-cluttered. Documents which are not needed can be shredded or recycled. But before doing anything like this, it is wise to double check with your bosses or other employees to make sure that the document is not needed. Files and folders should be packed together in a specific box. You can choose to pack them alphabetically or depending on how they were placed in the cabinet. The boxes should be marked with your name, what the box contains and any additional labels you wish to add e.g. handle with care etc. Desk drawers also need to be emptied and de-cluttered. When it comes to transporting office furniture, you need to know if the new location has enough space to accommodate all the existing furniture. Should you find that there is not as much room as you need, you may need to leave some things behind. Unwanted desks and filling cabinets can be donated to schools or sold via the internet or newspapers. Office desks can be disassembled and then transported. However, disassembling and the reassembling can be time consuming and time is something that growing businesses often do not have. However, should this be the route that you do choose to take, make sure that all tools, nuts and bolts are bagged away appropriately and stuck to a piece of the furniture they belong to. However, if disassembling furniture does not tickle your fancy, removing office furniture while it is whole is also an option. In this case, a large vehicle is needed. Unless you own a van or a truck, removal companies will have to be consulted. There are many removal companies specialising in office removals. Hiring one is not a bad idea at all. Not only are they specialised to make your office move run smoothly, but they ensure that your office furniture makes it to the new office in one piece, undamaged. Office chairs, desks and cabinets need to be wrapped in bubble wrap to keep them protected from accidental damage or scratches. But the best thing is knowing that these items can fit in a remover’s van or truck as whole items, making it a stress free office removal for you!