Storage facilities are often thought of as a tool to help residents when they move to a new home. But, they can also play a valuable role in helping businesses who are relocating. Whether you are moving to a bigger place as your company grows or upgrading your office, there’s a lot to do. Get tips to help you as your move your business and see the role storage facilities can play.
When moving into a new home, most people start their packing by getting rid of things they no longer use or need. This is also a great first step when it comes to relocating your business. You can toss items, sell them, or donate them to a local charity. Not only will this decrease the amount of stuff you have to move, it can help ensure you don’t start out with a cluttered workspace.
In order to move your office equipment and supplies into storage facilities, you have to pack it up. Sort your items into different piles, such as things to take home so you can work while between places, things to move into storage, and things that can directly to the new office.
For the items going into storage while you get things set up, be sure to pack your belongings in secure, airtight containers such as plastic tubs. This will help you stack and carry items without worrying about boxes breaking. Be sure you also clearly label your tubs so you can find what you need when it’s time to unpack.
Next, load up your tubs to transport them to storage. If you have a smaller vehicle or want to make as few trips as possible, many storage facilities, such as ours, offer truck rentals to help make the move easier. Contact the office about the available trucks and to see how they can help make your move as smooth as possible.
Once you’ve arrived at the storage facilities, it is time to unpack. Put the items you don’t anticipate needing soon at the back and the items you may need more often near the front. Don’t stack your tubs higher than you can reach so you don’t injure yourself getting them down. When it’s time to unpack, take your tubs to the new office in small groups so you don’t overwhelm yourself unpacking.
Businesses who are transitioning to a new work space may find storage facilities helpful. They can house items while you are between places, or serve as a way to store some items while you get your new digs set up.