As experts in buying and reselling office furniture, and project managing office relocations, we know a thing or two about handling office moves. Getting your furniture from A to B is only half the battle. You’ll also need to inventory all your current equipment and furniture. Then, there’s deciding what’s surplus to requirements and what you need to replace or add to your new premises. In this guide, we’re providing our top tips on how to move office furniture so you can keep your business ticking over even during this period of change.
Whether you’re the project manager or the MD, if you’re responsible for moving the office furniture, these simple steps should help you get started.
Create an inventory
Moving your office is a big task. Creating an inventory of all the equipment and furniture that will leave the current premises is a great way to bring clarity to your move. It will help separate what’s there to stay and what’s not. It will also help you account for all the items once the move is complete to make sure nothing has been lost in transit or left behind.
Categorise your contents
Next up, it can be worth categorising content, based on what you want to keep, replace/repair, or get rid of entirely.
For the latter, you could stand to make some cash if you sell your furniture to a buyer. At LOF we buy premium branded office furniture and offer a nationwide pick-up service.
If you’re downsizing and your move is soon, you may want to consider placing furniture that’s surplus to requirements in a self-storage facility. This will keep it secure and out of mind until you have time to sort through the excess contents properly.
If you’re looking to replace existing pieces or buy new furniture, LOF has a fantastic selection of premium used furniture pieces, including desks and ergonomic chairs.
Book your removal
Book your removal in good time. Make sure to choose a reputable company with lots of positive customer reviews. You should also make sure they are insured and fully trained to safely handle commercial-grade office furniture and equipment. To save time and resources, you may want to opt for a full packing and unpacking service.
You should make sure that all your contents are covered on insurance while in transit or when placed in a self-storage facility.
Don’t forget to update any contents insurance providers of any changes to the value of your contents, and inform them of your new address.
Don’t have the time to organise an office move?
LOF provides a complete commercial relocation service designed for businesses of all sizes. With one point of contact, we’re able to project-manage your move on your behalf, leaving you free to handle the day-to-day running of your business. From moving your contents safely from A to B to providing a complete office fit-out, we can tailor our service to suit your requirements. Speak to us today.