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Hiring an Office Mover? Here Are Some Tips on How to Handle Small Items, Such as Personal Effects

office moverWhen you hire an office mover to pack, load, and haul office cubicles, printers, copiers, IT systems, casegoods, and other items, one part of your move that may still need to be addressed is moving your employees’ personal effects. In general, when a business needs to move, the employer will request employees to pack and move their own belongings before the office mover arrives. This can help shorten downtime during the move as the task of moving office and desk items can take less than an hour or two if each employee handles his or her own belongings.

If, however, you envision organized chaos ensuing when giving your employees the order to pack and move their own belongings, think again. If you follow the tips below, you can ensure that the process will go off without a hitch and will be completed before the office mover arrives to relocate your other items.

Box it up – Provide each employee one or two boxes for their desk items, then a box for each loaded file drawer they have.

Label it - Mark each box with the name of the employee it’s issued to.

Map it – Give each employee a floorplan of the new office space, ensuring the plan clearly delineates where each employee will be located in the new workspace; be sure the office mover has a copy of this plan, too.

Move it – Have plenty of dollies and other types of hand carts available for your employees to use when they’re moving their boxes – this will help keep your staff safe and avoid workplace injuries; any boxes that are still too heavy to lift can be handled by your office mover.

If you need any other expert office moving tips, simply ask the expert moving coordinator you’ll be assigned when you choose Philpot Relocation Systems. With nearly 50 years in the industry, we have more experience than any other local office mover and can help ensure that your office relocation is a complete success. We can also supply boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and any other materials you need. We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a ProMover rating from the American Moving and Storage Association, and are an office mover that won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied.

Contact Philpot Relocation Systems today for more information about our moving services. As an office mover serving Atlanta, Peachtree City, Kennesaw, and surrounding areas, we’ve got you covered no matter where you are in the Metro Area.


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