If you are, and if your home office includes such items as a computer, printer, photocopier, and other work essentials, you’ll need to take special care to ensure that everything arrives at your new home safely so that you’ll minimize any possible losses, including precious work time.
1. Prioritize your packing
Pack your office materials according to how much you will need them. Those things you can do without, pack first. Leave those things that are essential to your work, pack last.
2. Sort your books and papers
Make sure that all books and papers related to your business or sorted, filed and stored in sealed ( if possible) fireproof boxes.
3. Take care of cords for your electronics
Put your electronic cords in well-labeled plastic bags that allow you to remember which cord goes to which machine.
4. Back up your data
If you haven’t done so already, back up on your computer data data on external hard drives, USB devices or CDs.
5. Replace and upgrade
Take stock of all your equipment and furniture and consider getting rid of what’s old and/or outdated. That way, you won’t have to go through the trouble of packing and moving equipment that no longer serves.
6. Take care of monitors
If you use a desktop computer for your business, you’ll need to wrap them carefully in bubble or foam wrap before you box them up. This will make them more resistant to shocks and prevent cracking and other damage.
7. Use a storage unit, if necessary.
By doing so, if you are doing the move yourself, you’ll be able to travel lightly as you transition between homes/home offices.
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