Moving your office can be a stressful experience, especially if you’re trying to juggle packing up, moving out, and getting settled in at your new location. To make the process go as smoothly as possible, it’s important to de-clutter your office before the move. In this blog, I will discuss on how to de-clutter your office before moving
Take a look at this list of items you should toss before relocating your office equipment.
Before moving, take stock of any outdated technology that could be safely disposed of.
This includes old computers, printers, fax machines, and other electronics that are no longer being used or have been replaced with newer models.
Many towns and cities have programs specifically designed to help businesses responsibly recycle their unused technology. So don’t just throw these items away!
As you begin packing up for the move, you may come across documents and files that are no longer needed by your business.
Before tossing them out in the trash or recycling bin, make sure they do not contain any confidential information about customers or employees.
If they do contain sensitive data, be sure to shred them securely before disposing of them.
Once all documents are properly disposed of, consider investing in digital document storage for future record-keeping needs.
Another item that should always be tossed before moving is any furniture that is taking up unnecessary space in the office but isn’t actually being used by anyone on staff.
Desks and chairs that have been around since the start of the business may have sentimental value attached to them.
However, they take up precious space during a move when time is limited and every inch matters. Unless there’s an absolutely compelling reason why certain furniture pieces need to stay with the business (e.g., it’s an antique), it’s best to get rid of items like these before starting the relocation process in earnest.
Moving an office can be a stressful experience—but it doesn’t have to be! By taking stock of what should stay versus what should go before relocating household or office equipment from one place to another will help ensure an efficient move with minimal fuss and muss along the way. The key is being proactive about de-cluttering—a little bit of planning ahead goes a long way! CEOs will find this approach useful when preparing for their next big move!