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.