Packing up the home office is fairly simple because there are mainly bulky items and paper products.?? The more glass and breakables, the longer a room takes to pack.


It is important to empty the desk drawers and file cabinets.?? Some moving companies will let you leave metal file cabinets full, but lateral file cabinets must always be emptied.?? The ball bearings in the track can break loose if stressed.?? Tipping a loaded file cabinet on a moving dolly is enough to damage the track.


Files can easily be transferred to a file/book box and kept in order with proper notation.


Labeling the contents of each box will make life easier later on.?? When packing a house always consider the fact that you will be unpacking the house as well.


Office supplies and equipment should be rolled in packing paper: pens, paper clips, staplers, tape dispensers, etcetera.


If you have the original boxes for the office computers, monitors, and printers, use them.?? If not, wrapping them in bubble wrap and placing them in a size appropriate box with packing paper will work just fine.?? Label ???fragile???.


Computer towers are often moved as a stand alone, wrapped with a moving blanket on move day.?? Ask your moving company if this service is offered.?? All wires and cables should be packed in boxes.?? Pay special attention to your printer’s, toner, and ink cartridges, they can sometimes leak or spill out and get all over everything.?? It is recommended to remove toner and ink cartridges and wrap them in a plastic bag.


All bookshelves must be emptied and books packed.?? Pack books flat as not to stress the binding.


Plaques, awards, models, and miscellaneous knick knacks should be wrapped with packing paper.


The office is often the easiest room to pack due to its organized nature.?? 1.5 cu. ft. book boxes are the most common box for the library and office, because books and files make up the bulk of these rooms.

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About Jack Grant

I got my start in the moving industry as a driver for a budget apartment mover. I owned my own one ton pick-up truck, or should I say, Bank of America owned the truck. It was a hot summer and I made ok money. It didn???t take long before I started having problems with this company. Nothing affected me directly, not at first. I showed up at 6 am, hitched my truck to a trailer, picked up my move tickets for the day, and kept to myself. Then I started having problems with the way the company treated its customers, as well as, some of its movers. There were days I was overbooked, and could not get to all the jobs on time. There was also moves that were underbooked. Customers were given a low price just to get their business, then on move day they would be over charged on additional items that they wanted moved. I would arrive at a $600 move, call in the additional furniture only to find the move price to be doubled, but there didn???t seem to be twice the amount of items. The real problem I saw from the customer's point of view was what kind of crew they got. It was the luck of the draw. I considered myself to be a professional, treating the customers??? furniture with the same respect that I would want to receive if I was the one being moved. It seemed that they would hire anyone that could pull their trailers; no experience, no background checks, no drug tests, no English, no ethics???no problem. I started to feel out of place. I remember that one of their drivers lost a trailer on the highway. The budget apartment mover tried to make him pay for all the damages, even though it was a worn out trailer hitch that was to blame. The equipment was not properly maintained. After three months pulling for the budget apartment mover, I resigned and went to work for a local independent moving company. The trailers were well maintained, as well as, the moving equipment. The quality of the movers was a lot better too. I worked there as a driver for a little over three years. In 2001 my friend started a moving company, a new kind of moving company. A moving company with upfront pricing, an instant online quoting system, and online testimonials. In 2001, no one that I knew had an online message board for folks to post their comments or an actual instant online quoting system. Email forums were all that was used and is still the standard in most moving companies to this day. ???We will get most of our business from repeat customers and referrals if we set the benchmark for quality,??? he told me. I started at MoveCo.net as a driver in spring 2001, just in time for the moving season. Soon I was running packing crews, and doing onsite bids as well. MoveCo did not have a sales force; the drivers did all the in-home estimates; Having the actual driver do the bid eliminated lots of misunderstandings. I became proficient at everything from crating nine foot sailfish, to moving grand pianos. I was able to see the country, moving folks coast to coast. I have met a lot of interesting and good people along the way. MoveCo.net is proof a good deal of stress and all the horror stories can be eliminated with fair pricing, quality service, and no misunderstandings. MoveCo started adding box trucks to the fleet early on. Box trucks were more capable and I always felt gave a better image. I started going to the industry conference and discovered there really is a wide range of moving companies and service levels. The budget apartment movers might be a step up from a guy and a rental truck off craigslist, but on the other end of the spectrum you have the National Van Lines and top notch independents. In the moving business you are only as a good as your reputation. MoveCo has built that reputation over the last 15 years. I am proud to be a part of the MoveCo family. I hope you find this information in this blog useful. I may not be a professional writer, but I am a professional mover with over 18 year???s experience.