You plan, organize, and prepare far in advance of your office relocation, but the process is still stressful.
In addition to the packing and sorting, the phone and Internet changeover, and the scheduling issues, there’s also all the removal of the old and broken furniture and junk removal of things that have to be hauled off and disposed of. And no one really wants to deal with the heavy pieces.
The fact is that office relocation – or even simply replacing existing furniture and equipment – is a challenge.
Being Prepared for Office Furniture Removal and Hauling
Keep in mind that when you actually move there will be days when your employees are largely unproductive because of disorganization, the clutter and misplaced documents, the missing pieces of office equipment and supplies, and other mishaps that come with office relocation.
Proper pre-planning and strategic preparation can at least minimize this "down time" and help to smooth out the process. If you've never had to conduct an office move or relocation, it s difficult to anticipate everything that may need to be considered.
And even if you've gone through it a number of times, an organized reminder can be extremely helpful.
Tips For Preparing an Office Relocation
In order to help make this process smoother for you, we offer some fundamental tips for preparing for your office relocation:
1. Sort out your office equipment
The first step in reducing the stress created by office relocation is sorting. Sorting helps you determine which items need priority to be productive during office relocation. Sort the items into three categories such as “must have”, “need soon”, and junk. By getting rid of the junk first, you can optimize office relocation and get back to work faster.
Once you have sorted everything you should evaluate your office equipment and furniture. For example:
- Do you need to keep the old sofa?
- Will you need to replace the printers and computers?
- Should you need to replace the tables?
Oftentimes, it is best to get rid of much the office supplies and equipment that are old becoming obsolete. Office relocation is usually a great time to recycle, update and upgrade!
2. Re-Organize your office layout and workflow
Office relocation is also the ideal time to start implementing office reorganization. In addition to sorting and determining which furniture and equipment stays or goes, you should also determine where each item is placed and how you want to lay out the cubicles and furniture for a more efficient and comfortable office layout.
3. Label boxes that contain smaller office items
Anything that you plan on getting rid of or donating should be set to one side and labelled accordingly. Any items that you plan on storing for future use should also be labelled as such and put in another location. This staging of boxes will streamline the moving process later.
Keep your necessary office supplies in one place, update the filing system of your documents, and create a separate bin for documents that need an immediate decision.
Consider Hiring a Professional Junk Removal Firm
To facilitate and expedite your office relocation it can be a strategic move to hire a professional junk removal firm. Because you are probably losing productivity during an office move or relocation it pays to have a company to handle the furniture removal and large office equipment removal.
Junk removal can be planned as a cost-effectiveness business strategy with the right approach. Part of the strategy planning involves determining the actual costs associated with clean-up, hauling and disposing of junk and office waste. Below are a few of the more apparent costs:
- Labor hours spent in clean-up and hauling
- Landfill fees and other associated costs (gas, wear on vehicles, etc.)
- Opportunity costs - loss of production by crew members cleaning, hauling, etc.
- Loss of vehicle use while hauling and dumping junk
- Any additional costs for properly disposing of hazardous wastes
Again, this is not an exhaustive list, but it does represent the typical expenditures - tangible and otherwise - that incurred in the simple task of removing junk from an office or business site.
Cost-Effective Furniture Removal and Peace of Mind
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly furniture removal serviceso you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your office relocation project is complete. Whether you need our services several times during a cleaning project or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the junk and debris is out of your way so that you can get on with the job of running your business.
Our team specializes in commercial junk removal. And we can be at your business in minutes, so call us today! You can be assured that our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion. One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. We do this as part of our genuine commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service.
If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.