Packing to Prevent Problems in an Office Removal

Packing to Prevent Problems in an Office Removal

Planning is the key to stopping problems from developing while you’re moving offices. How you approach packing your items can really help the process flow more easily, so we’ve compiled some tips that you should take into consideration to help you plan an incident-free office removal.

Open-First Boxes

These are usually recommended for a domestic removal and would have the bedding, clothes and toiletries you’d need straight away. During an office move, you need a similar strategy, and should prioritise your unpacking.

The first things to come out should be a small section of your phone and computer systems so that at least part of your office can resume working and communicating as quickly as possible. Wiring should be in place, then next the furniture and electrical items. Things like stationary, personal items and kitchenware can wait (although your employees might not agree that coffee isn’t a priority!) Designating these items early and packing them separately from the bulk of your office’s items will save you a lot of time and hassle when it comes to un-packing.

Label Your Boxes

With that in mind, you need to be able to quickly and simply identify these ‘open-first’ items, so adding simple labels will save you a lot of time, hassle, and misplaced boxes.

IT Pitfalls

Planning the packing of IT hardware well in advance is key to reducing your stress when you get to the other end. If you’re not enlisting the help of an IT company, you may need plans or diagrams of what goes where before you take it all apart!

Equipment damage/tangling of leads is a very common problem during the removal process. IT cages for office removals are a good idea to protect your equipment from this happening.


You can easily underestimate the amount of items that need moving, which will take additional time and could incur extra, unexpected removal costs if you need to make extra journeys with a van that is too small. We will always send a surveyor prior to a move who will use their vast experience in the field to provide you with an accurate estimate, drastically reducing the chances of this happening.

Underestimation can impact the smoothness of your move in other ways, too – you may not realise exactly how many boxes and how much packing tape you’ll need, for example.

There are many more areas to consider when you’re packing up your office, so you’re better off calling in some experts from the start to help you plan your move. With over 15 years’ experience, Intransit are well-known and trusted locally. So if you’re looking for Warminster removal companies, consider giving us a call on 01225 759220 to see how we can help you get your office move going.