Your home office is most likely the central hub of your existence. From there, and like a conductor, you orchestrate your finances, family schedules, social networking and now, since the Pandemic, your office is probably your principal shopping outlet.
With this much weight attached to your home office, it is certainly a room in your home in which you want to pay special attention when relocating. As a byword, you should make your home office the last area you move out and the first area you set up in your new place. As I said previously, it is the hub of your life, so this makes sense.
Supplies Needed to Move a Home Office
You will need to obtain boxes. Boxes, boxes, and more boxes, and preferably ones that are strong and ones that will withstand a lot of weight. If possible, use the same boxes your electronics came in to pack them. So, collect those up and place them in the office, ready to pack. Otherwise, you will need to use some of your strong boxes for this purpose.
Of course, bubble wrap, packing paper and packing tape will be needed, together with a marker for labeling the contents of each box. Also, clearly mark each box as OFFICE, so that the movers will know where to place them.
Every office is full of documents. Some necessary to keep and others not. Pull out your shredder or else dedicate a box to place your discarded documents in so you can carry them to a shredding facility if you don’t own one. NEVER, EVER, throw documents with personal information on them directly into the trash without shredding. This is a No. 1 safety precaution and a necessary step in moving your home office.
Next, sort through your documents to determine which ones you will keep and which you will not.
Purchase an accordion file in which to place very important documents. This should stay with your person so that you have these handy throughout the move. These documents would include social security cards, birth certificates, passports, insurance papers (health and home), car titles and registrations, school transcripts, marriage license and/or divorce paperwork, professional license, pet vaccination, and health paperwork and tax papers,
After you have determined which books you will keep and which you will discard, place your book collection in boxes. Be careful not to pack each box with no more than 50 lbs. weight. Prior to packing the boxes with books, reinforce the bottom with packing tape, for extra measure.
Number one thing to remember about packing electronics: keep your cables and wires organized and labeled. You may want to snap a picture of your attached cords prior to disassembling your electronics, so you can refer back to it when you go to set up your equipment in your new home. Purchase zip ties to secure each wire or cable when you wind it up. Be careful not to twist the cords, but easily wind them into a small circular clump.
Be sure to back up all your documents by using either an external hard drive, flash drive or else up loading them to Drop Box or some such service online.
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