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What You Need to Unpack First When Moving an Office

Here at 1 Van 1 Man we have a special system in place for how we load our vehicles. It’s a technique we’ve perfected over time that makes the most of the room we have. It also allows you access to your most important items first when it comes to unpacking at the other end.

When moving a business we’re always conscious of your downtime. We know that you can’t afford to be unavailable for long. That’s why we always explore new ways to make it easier and more efficient while bringing you office tips and removals advice.

We’ve learned many secrets over the years from moving many offices and we have watched businesses overcome obstacles set in their ways. From what we’ve seen and heard, here are our best tips for what you should unpack first.

The Telephone

As a business, before you do anything else, check the phone line. You need to know it’s working before you hand over the keys at the last office. This is because if there is a problem, you’ll need your own phone line to report it, to get through to the right people and to prove it’s you. Even with the best organisation sometimes telecoms experience interruption due to the service providers and lacklustre administration.

The Cups

You will need refreshments and you will need a coffee, unpack the kettles, the cups and any food stuffs first to

  1. Ensure you have refreshments on hand
  2. To remove the risk of milk spilling all over the PCs

The Router

As you have the phone, the next best thing is the router. Make sure the Wi-Fi works and internet is present before you start setting up all the computers.

The Laptop or Tablet

Of course, in an ideal world you’d like the more powerful PC to check broadband connections and to answer emails but in reality you may have to wait a little. There will be a lot of office furniture such as desks and filing cabinets to get through before you can put the PC somewhere safe. The last thing you want (or any removal firm for that matter) is a PC sat in the centre of the floor when people are walking around with huge boxes in their hands. The limited visibility makes it a disaster waiting to happen.

The Wall Art

If your office has wall art or mirrors it’s best to get these directly on the walls to reduce the risks of trips and falls.

The Desks and Chairs

Next stop are the desks and chairs, giving you somewhere to work even before the PCs are all plugged in. At this stage it isn’t long until you’re up and running again.

This article is part of our Office Removal Advice & Tips series.

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