Preparing for an Easy Office Move

Preparing your staff early is the best way to make an office relocation easier and even more fun. Business moves require the knowledge and experience of a professional mover and packer. Here are our best tips to prepare for your move.


Preparing for an office move is the most challenging part.

Early planning is key.

Hint; boxes, white duct tape and fat black markers will be your friends. Moving is your opportunity to clean desks, chairs, fridges, equipment and shelving. It’s also a great time to purge those items that have sat in dark corners since forever. Allow a lot of time for cleaning and minimizing.

Choose a moving company that will pack and unpack your business.

A good commercial mover understands timing. An experienced mover will help to place your furniture where you need it. Please contact us with your list of needs. A-Zip Moving & Cartage Inc does it all. Timing is crucial whether you are moving a warehouse, retail store, restaurant, or small or large office. A day’s sales or business is everything to your success, and business movers work weekends and after hours to help you get your move done on time.


Our best tips for various moves – preparing your staff for your:

1. Office move:

  • Ask staff members to measure their space (their desks and required workspace). If you are downsizing, this will help you determine the layout of your new digs.
  • Tell your staff the general area they will be located in, and give each employee a suitable box and a small roll of duct tape to mark their name, the wall or area it needs to be placed, and if the box is fragile. For example, North, 1st Floor, James, or West, 2nd Floor, Jasmine.
  • Mark the name and location of the room for non-personal equipment.
  • Use smaller bags to group connectors and cables required for specific computers and label them where they belong.


2. Retail store move:

  • Retail gondolas, signage, and electronics can quickly become a nightmare.
  • Tiny caps, plug ends, and even movable numbers must all be organized so you don’t end up with a backroom full of unmarked garbage bags filled with parts whose purpose is no longer known.
  • Depending on the size of your organization, it may be worth asking employees to help.
  • Organizing is key for a retail move, so choose employees you know love to systematize things (ask them) and pay them overtime. Besides choosing the best mover, it will be the best return on your company’s money for your retail move.
  • Ensure your breakables are wrapped and clearly labelled; good movers know how to move and stack fragile boxes.
  • Bag any computer cables and clearly label where they belong.


3. Restaurant move:

  • Restaurant kitchen equipment is always the first thing relocated. It is the heart of a restaurant and the most critical pillar to your success.
  • Fridges, slicers and ovens should be unplugged, motors cooled, and interiors cleaned before the move.
  • Moving these expensive and heavy equipment pieces requires the skills of experienced movers; it’s advisable to stick a piece of paper with locations on all items.
  • Being proactive helps you; a moving day will have you pulled in a million directions by everyone.
  • There are many breakables in restaurants. It makes more sense to wash plates, silverware and glassware after unpacking.
  • Bag any computer cables and clearly label where they belong.



Your law office move:

  • Shelving, books, documents and files. Need more be said?
  • Fragile, weighty and valuable are a few words that come to mind when considering a law office library.
  • Keeping law books and papers organized and packed properly is a mountainous job; the sooner you can pare down documents, files and books, the better.
  • Engaging everyone in a week of downsizing their books and files will make a difference. Plan a wonderful catered meal at the end of the week.
  • Give employees boxes and a small roll of duct tape to mark their name, the wall or area it needs to be placed, and if the box is fragile (it probably is). For example: North, 1st Floor, Rose, or West, 2nd Floor, Ryan.
  • Bag any computer cables and clearly label where they belong.



Just a few A-Zips reviews for their excellent work as commercial and office movers:  See our happy ‘business move’ testimonials here.

  •   A-Zip Moving & Cartage were extremely organized and helpful with our office move of September 2011. All the staff at A-Zip worked very hard to make sure our move was stress-free and was done on time. I would definitely recommend A-Zip for your next move. -Kathryn Byfield
  • Terry and his team recently worked with Lerners LLP on a tidy and purge project. The A-Zip team was professional, efficient, organized and well-prepared. These guys work hard and deliver top-notch results. We could not be happier with the service they provided. Thanks, guys! – Lerners LLP


A-Zip Moving & Cartage Inc, one of London, Ontario’s oldest moving companies, handles residential and business or commercial moves.

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