There are a lot of things to think about if you’re planning to relocate your office. Although most businesses will work with a professional removals company – and you should too – it’s still a good idea to make sure you understand at least a little about the moving process.
One of the most important things to work out is how you’re going to move your electronics. If you run a large business with multiple computers, printers and other electronic equipment, it can be a nightmare to figure out how to best move everything.
In the rest of this article we’ve drawn on our professional knowledge to outline some of the most important things to know about moving office electronics.
Ensure Things Are Packed Properly
It’s extremely important to make sure that you pack your computers and other electronic equipment properly, otherwise it could be damaged during the move.
- Keep cables and wires separate and properly organised to prevent them from tangling and getting mixed up. Consider either packing different types of cables in separate boxes or packing cables with the relevant equipment.
- Make sure you use plenty of padding around things like computers, printers and other devices. If possible, use the original boxes.
Once you’ve packed electronic equipment into a box and taped it up, give it a little shake. If things move, you will need to add more padding to prevent damage in transit.
Make Sure You Backup Important Data
We always recommend making complete backups of your hard drives and other data storage devices before moving day. Although rare, data corruption and loss can occur during moving, and this could cause huge problems if it happened to your business.
Although our team at Brilliance Removalists Melbourne will take the best care possible with your equipment, you need to understand that there’s often no way to retrieve lost data. It’s therefore in your best interest to make sure you have a copy of everything.
Appoint an IT Manager to Take Care of Things
If you don’t have a clear understanding of your company’s IT systems, it could be a good idea to put someone in charge who does. Think about appointing an IT manager who can oversee the packing and unpacking process to ensure things are done right.
At the same time, it could be a good idea to have a person at each end, especially if you have a lot of electronics to move. Place one person in charge of packing and dismantling equipment and someone else in charge of setting it back up at your new office.
Moving office electronics is something that should be approached with care and careful consideration. If you’re not careful, you could lose data, break expensive devices and lose things during the moving process.
Fortunately for you, Brilliance Removalists Melbourne is here to help. We have years of professional experience moving offices across all of Melbourne, and we can develop a custom solution that’s suited to your business.
Get in contact with our team to find out more.