Useful Tips For Employees – Office Moving

Any office relocation can be challenging for a worker. On the day of the move, things at work might get very chaotic with all the packing and moving – and you still have work to get done for the day! We’ve compiled 6 helpful ideas you may utilize to ease the moving process, whether you’re merely shifting your desk to a different level or moving to a new building entirely.

  1. Spend some time a day or two before the move cleaning your workspace thoroughly. Start by going through all of your old documents, memos, and receipts. Shred the ones that are merely taking up space and file the vital ones. Recycling the paper after scanning all vital documents to your computer is a smart idea.
  2. Be consistent when identifying your files and folders; you don’t want half of them to end up on someone else’s desk. You’ll need to spend the better part of the day looking for the remaining files and directories. Put the sticker on each of folder.
  3. Do not change the filing cabinet. Consider putting all your documents and folders in the file cabinet. You can save some time and space by leaving the contents of your cabinets alone because many of moving companies will shrink wrap anything with drawers.
  4. Bring your personal items home. Plan to bring home any sentimental items, such as picture frames, posters, or plants, the day before the move if you’re concerned, they’ll get lost.
  5. Telecommuting is recommended. Consider working from home on the day of the move if your boss permits it. Without the interruption of movers coming in and out, you’ll be able to accomplish more work, and the movers won’t have to worry about frequently stopping you in the middle of a thought.

Choosing The Appropriate Packing Materials and Moving Boxes

Basic moving boxes

The 1.5 cubic foot moving box, also known as the book or record box, is the smallest box offered by Elephant Moving. It is best suited for small, heavy items like books, records, cans, jars of food, utensils, flatware, shoes, and so forth.

Moving boxes of 3 cubic feet are sometimes referred to as lamp or lampshade boxes and are interchangeable with boxes of 1.5 cubic feet.

Use a 4.5 cubic foot moving box for lighter items like pillows, bedding, and plush animals as the box gets bigger.

Use a 6 cubic foot box for light products only; moving heavier objects packed in this box will be challenging.

Movable box for a mirror or picture

a four-piece box that may be adjusted by telescoping in and out; available in large or small sizes (small pictured); Before putting your mirror or picture in the box, make sure to cover it in bubble wrap and add some crumpled packing paper to the corners for support.

Moving boxes for wardrobes

Features a metal bar at the top of the box where clothes may be hung so that they can be transported on hangers.

Dishes-moving boxes

The strongest box available, it is also known as a barrel, dish barrel, or dish box. It is typically used for packing fragile, breakable items like china. 

Packing materials

Packing paper, sometimes known as plain newsprint, is used to cushion products by wrapping commonplace objects in it to prevent scratches.

Tissue paper, which is softer than newspaper and is used to bundle fragile figurines and china, provides padding and fills in small gaps.

Once small, delicate items have been wrapped in tissue, they are then wrapped in bubble wrap, a plastic wrapping material that is made up of hundreds of tiny “air cushions” or bubbles. Bubble wrap is also useful for wrapping larger, more fragile items like lamps and pictures.

Electronics like stereos and laptops are protected from static electricity by pink anti-static bubble wrap. Although it does not produce static electricity, it is comparable to conventional bubble wrap. These products could be harmed if regular bubble wrap is used to package them because it could generate a static electric charge.

Plastic tape, 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) to 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide, is best for packing. Before taping up drawers and canisters, check to see if it damages the finish.

Use a permanent marker to identify the boxes with the contents and the new location; when necessary, mark the boxes as “fragile” and “this side up.”

As you disassemble items, use resealable plastic bags to store the nuts and bolts. Tape the bag to the disassembled item.

Choosing The Reliable Mover

There are a lot of movers available, so selecting the right one can be hard

We want to be certain that you understand how to choose the best mover for you. To assist you in doing this, we have put together a useful list of ideas and information that you could find useful when selecting a moving company.

How to check that the moving company you select is reputable

1. Pick a moving company that accepts many different payment methods, if not all of them.

a. Companies that only accept cash should be avoided since they might not be reliable.

2. Avoid paying for moving estimates.

a. A free relocation quote is always provided by reputable businesses.

3. Beware of estimations that seem to be ”too wonderful to be true”

a. The final price may not always match the initial quote. Some relocation businesses con customers by providing low estimates that omit certain costs. Always ask what the cost estimate actually includes and choose a moving company who provides a thorough quote.

4. Examine the company’s internet reviews to see how they respond.

a. All trustworthy moving companies should be reviewed on the Google page, which is a terrific resource. It’s always a bad sign if you can’t locate any reviews or recommendations for the business because they might be concealing something or maybe they’re not even legitimate.

5. Choose a skilled and professional moving company

a. Businesses that have been around the longest tend to be the most trustworthy. Before hiring a moving company, check the number of years of experience they have; if they’ve been in business for a while, you can be sure they know what they’re doing.

6. Request recommendations from family, friends, and coworkers

a. While most consumers today start their search for a Calgary movers by going online, getting recommendations is preferable.
It’s always a good idea to get a personal recommendation for a business, whether it comes from friends, family, or coworkers.

7. Do They Provide Any Other Services?

a. In some circumstances, you’ll require services beyond simple “moving.” To assist you with your relocation, you might require the storage, moving helpers, or packing services. This implies that you will undoubtedly locate a business that can provide these services. You will be charged for these services – it should be stated.

What To Do Before Your Moving Day – Moving Checklist

A month to eight weeks before the actual moving day:

Getting a precise moving estimate

For a moving estimate, contact Elephant Moving – movers Calgary

We would need a thorough inventory list of everything you would need to move (including any goods that would not fit in a box) as well as an anticipated number of boxes in order to ensure that the estimate is accurate. If you’re unsure how many boxes and items you’ll need, our moving specialists at Elephant Moving will help you make an estimate based on how much stuff you’re transporting, how many rooms and people are in the property, and how long you’ve been there.

Inform our moving expert of anything that has to be moved. Even though you were given a firm estimate, the price will increase if there are any things you don’t reveal or later add to the shipment.

Ask for an estimate both with and without the entire packing; this will help you decide if you want to perform any of the packing yourself or hire our professional packers to do it. With pleasure, our moving consultant will go through all packing options with you.

If your company is paying for your relocation, you can find out what services the mover is allowed to provide by consulting their moving policy.

Items That Can’t Be Transported

Hazardous Materials, which include goods that are combustible, corrosive, or explosive, are items that cannot be shipped because they pose a risk.

The following are some typical prohibited items that you must take care of before your pack and load dates:

Propane tanks, Paints, Poisons, Kerosene, Ammonia, Matches, Fireworks, Pesticides, Motor Oil, Charcoal, Cleaning Solvents, Ammunition, Aerosols, Liquid Bleach, Darkroom Chemicals, Lamp Oils, Gasoline, Fire Extinguisher, Charcoal Lighter, Nail Polish, Fertilizer, Chemistry Sets, Car Batteries, Pool Chemicals, Nail Polish Removal, Paints.

Items that the client should move on one’s own

Important paperwork, legal documents, jewelry, stamps, and money should all be handled personally. Keep them in your possession at all times.

– Firearms — Carrying handguns and ammo is your responsibility.

– Flammables and Combustibles — It is forbidden to load aerosol cans and flammable liquids. They may leak or even explode as a result of changes in temperature and pressure. For your personal safety, be aware that you, not your carrier, will be held responsible if you load these items and they harm your shipment or others. – Frozen Foods and Plants — Due to their fragile and perishable nature, carriers are not allowed to accept these packed items unless the shipment is travelling a distance of less than 150 miles and/or the delivery will take place within 24 hours of loading.

Tips For Specific Items Packing

Refrigerators & freezes

Before moving, defrost and completely dry your refrigerator. This is important for packing refrigerators and freezers. This has major significance. After defrosting, the doors should be left open for several hours to let air in. Remove and wrap separately any pans, trays, crispers, shelves, or other removable components. Service your refrigerator. Before transporting, the motor might need to be bolted down. Wait till it has been unbolted before plugging it in at the new place!

Lawn equipment & another tools

Empty the oil and fuel from power tools including chainsaws, trimmers, leaf blowers, and lawn mowers (do not ship flammables under any circumstances). Hand tools should be placed in compact, sturdy crates. If valuable, package separately.

Lamps

Roll up the cord and take the bulbs, harps, and shades off. Place lights upright in a tidy, tissue-lined carton together with the bedding or wrap them individually. Wrap the harp and finial in packing paper, then tape them to the interior of the shade’s carton. Shades should be wrapped in tissue, not newspaper, and placed upright in large crates packed with tissue.

Microwaves

Remove any loose items from the oven, including glass shelves, carousels, and cookware. Wrap any loose items, then put them in a different container. To protect the glass, tape the door shut in a “X” design. If it is available, use the manufacturer’s original carton.

Mirrors & glass items

For complete protection, glass tops, glass shelves, mirrors, paintings, and pictures should be crates. They must be wrapped with bubble wrap or wrapping papers and put in a picture or mirror box when storing or shipping. Additionally, you can trust our skilled movers to safely handle all of your priceless and fragile belongings.

Computers

When possible, pack computers, scanners, printers, and other electronic devices in their original cartons. If not, use sturdy corrugated cardboard and add padding for protection to the bottom of the container, or wrap the items in bubble wrap. Put more bubble wrap padding between the carton and the PC. Don’t forget to put the sticker Fragile !