Moving office furniture and equipment requires a certain amount of skill. Approximately 20% of all things moved by moving companies are electronic office equipment, including printers and computers. While hiring a mover is ideal, there are ways that you can move office furniture and equipment without a professional mover.
Use More Than One Person
This applies to furniture that is not heavy. For example, a computer monitor. The second person can help to balance equipment for the first person and pick up anything that might fall behind. They can hold open doors and make sure that the person moving the equipment is okay. All of these small things ensure that office equipment is not damaged.
Tape Electrical Cords to Equipment
Before moving office equipment, it needs to be unplugged. Then, tape the cords to the equipment with packing tape or duct tape. Make sure that the cord is not dangling. If it is, you could trip over it, damaging the office equipment.
Move Things Slowly
Most mistakes during moving happen because things are moved in a hurry. A professional mover has enough previous experience that they can work rather quickly. The average person does not have this same level of experience.
It has become common for furniture, walls, and, in particular, doorframes to be damaged during the moving process simply because of people accidentally banging office furniture and equipment into them. Take the time to move things slowly to prevent damage.
Avoid Cramming Large Furniture Through Doorways
Large pieces of office furniture might not fit through doorways easily. It can be tempting to shove them through the doorway if possible. Avoid this. Doing this can result in damage to the fabric on furniture. It can also damage or scratch the doorframe. The end result will not be the professional appearance that an office should have.
Hire a Professional Mover
If moving office furniture or equipment concerns you, consider hiring a professional mover. A professional mover will bring another person with him to help. They have the experience necessary to move office furniture and equipment without causing damage. Most professional moving services also have insurance. That means that if your office furniture, office equipment, or building is damaged in the moving process, they’ll fix it for you or pay to have it fixed.
Moving office furniture requires skill and experience. However, if it’s not in the budget to hire a mover, use these tips for a good experience.