If you run a business which relies on computers and other electronics, then you will have to think carefully about the best way to package them before moving office. If you use a professional removals company, they will be able to give you advice, but it’s a good idea to develop a clear understanding in your own time.
With this in mind, we decided to put together this complete guide to packaging business electronics for transport. Here you will find information about the best way to pack things like computers, printers and more to ensure they aren’t damaged during the moving process.
- Pack Things in Their Original Boxes Where Possible.
Packing electronics in their original boxes will help you transport them safely and without risk of breaking them. In a perfect world, you would have also kept the packaging that your computers and other IT items came with. If so, you can simply slot the items back into their box, add the original packaging, and transport them like that.
- Use High Quality Packing Materials
If you don’t have original boxes to pack things in, think carefully about what sort of packaging materials you’re going to use. Where possible, go for:
- Sturdy boxes which offer a decent level of protection on their own.
- Some sort of padding to fill the gaps in the boxes. Old clothing and towels work great.
- Professional packing tape that won’t pop open when placed under strain.
A lot of electronics are worth a lot of money, so it’s important to make sure they are packed well.
- Sort Cords Carefully
In the past we’ve seen businesses dismantle their IT systems and throw all the cords and cables in one big pile. As you can imagine, this usually results in huge tangles, confusion when trying to set up your electronics in your new office and is just a general waste of time.
You can avoid these problems by:
- Carefully labelling cables to ensure you know where they belong.
- Packing cables and power cords with their relevant devices.
- Packing similar types of cables together.
- Carefully coiling and securing cables to prevent them tangling.
Although this might seem like a lot of trouble to go to, it’s worth it – trust us!
- Use Professional Packing Services
If you feel like the job of packing up your business’s IT systems and getting them ready for a move is just too much, you could use a dedicated removal company. Some removalists offer IT-specific solutions, including complete breakdown and setup of your system in your new location. Although more expensive than standard moving services, this could certainly be worth considering.
Moving office electronics requires careful care and consideration to ensure problems don’t occur. You need to pay special attention to the packaging process, and use high-quality materials where possible.
However, there’s always the option of hiring a professional removals team if you feel like the job is just too big for you. Many removalists even offer IT-specific office relocation solutions.