As you prepare to start your new life in your new home, you may wonder what are “the essentials” that we so often hear people talk about? The professionals at My Tucson Movers know the struggles of picking up your home and beginning anew, and they have managed to pick up some tricks of the trade over the years.
The Importance of Packing up the Office
Before packing up your home office, it is important to have an understanding of exactly what is in the office. Firstly, it is important to account for the larger gadgets one might find in the office; specifically, computers, laptops, printers, shredders, and cabinets.
Once the large items are accounted for, it is time to dive into the real work. Most movers would agree that lightening the load can always help. Take some time to go through file cabinets and organize and get rid of files that may no longer be needed. Going through these cabinets will not only serve as a way to declutter an office, but it may also help reduce any costly moving fees. It will also provide new space for future documentation.
Slim the Collection
For those of us who thoroughly enjoy reading, it is simple to see how a collection of books could build in a home office. A move is an opportune time to slim your collection. Books, especially when combined, tend to be rather heavy; so taking this time to set aside extra copies, unwanted volumes, or books you simply do not want anymore is a great way to reduce the weight of your move.
Now, you may be thinking, “I do not just want to throw these books away,” there is a solution to that as well! Not only are book drives common at most libraries, but friends could always a good book recommendation. Passing on a good book is not only a good deed, but it can help broaden one’s horizons.
Backup Your Home Office
Backing up your files is an important detail that all too often goes overlooked. It is of crucial importance to backup important files and documents before any move.
My Tucson Movers suggest backing up essential home office files and documents on an external hard drive or a cloud-based storage system. It is also wise to make digital copies of physical files and important papers. With valuable work files saved in the alternative methods provided above, you will know that no matter what happens they will be safe.
Box up the Home Office
In this next phase of home office packing, we start to see the physical labor required for a smooth move. With all of your important information now backed up, we can begin packaging everything else in the office.
My Tucson Movers recommends using labeled boxes for home office files and paperwork. Files should be appropriately grouped, tagged, and separated to one’s individual needs. By doing this, it makes the unpacking process in your new home office that much easier.
Now, with plenty of cardboard boxes, we can begin placing similarly sized and items near each other together. For instance, begin by packing away your computer; the next logical step would be to pack away the charger, the mouse, and the mouse pad. By doing this method, it eases the transition of your home office move and makes it that much simpler to pack.
Find Movers You can Trust with your Home Office
Perhaps the most important of them all is to find a moving company that you can trust. The objects found in a home office are often invaluable- spanning from vital documentation to family photo albums. When moving, you want a company that will care for your belongings and will make sure everything arrives exactly as planned. My Tucson Movers know exactly how much a home office can mean to a family. Give them a call today at (520) 822-6140 to see how they can help with your next move.