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Moving an Office Compactus

Office Compactus

Moving the content of your office compactus

If you’re planning an office relocation and are considering moving your office compactus on your own, follow these helpful step-by-step tips for a smooth and efficient move. Start by assessing the contents of the compactus to ensure everything is properly organised and ready for transport.

1. Empty the compactus

If you’re looking to move your office compactus, the first step is to empty it of all files and folders. Many businesses use an alphabetical or numerical sorting system, so it’s a good idea to label your boxes accordingly. This will make it easier to unpack and set up your compactus in your new office. Once everything is labeled and packed, you can move on to dismantling the compactus.

2. Fill the boxes

When it’s time to fill your boxes after emptying the compactus, make sure to label each one for easy unpacking in your new office. But there’s another important thing to keep in mind: don’t overload the boxes. An overloaded box can be too heavy and difficult to manage when you have to lift it. To make things easier, it’s better to use two smaller boxes instead of one large box so you can carry them comfortably.

3. Disassemble your compactus

If you have the assembly instructions for your compactus, disassembling it should be a breeze. However, if you don’t, you can still take it apart carefully by following a logical process. Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it may seem, but it does require close attention.

To make reassembly easier, consider taking pictures or even recording videos with your smartphone as you disassemble the compactus. Additionally, if you know the make and model of your compactus, you can search for instructions online and keep a copy handy for future reference.

4. Take care of the screws

To be able to reassemble your compactus in your new office, don’t forget to take care of the screws. Without them, you definitely cannot set it up again. Thus, there is a great way to keep them safe and ready for use, when arriving at the new office.

Go to any bank and ask for “change deposit bags”. These are ideal for storing all the small screws, bolts and pieces that come from dismantling your office compactus. Make sure you use one bag per compactus so, you know how many parts are required to be put back into each compactus.

Moving your office compactus step-by-step

After finishing with the content for your compactus, it’s important to consider how to manage the movement of your compactus.

1. Protect its parts

To ensure the successful assembly of your compactus, it’s crucial to carefully consider the weight of each part and take measures to protect them from potential damage during the move. Failure to do so could render your compactus unusable.

To safeguard your compactus parts, a smart solution is to wrap each one in protective material, such as bubble wrap, mover’s pads or blankets. This way, you can efficiently cover multiple rows or rails and keep the parts safe from harm throughout the transportation process.

2. Place it on the truck

When moving a compactus, it’s important to avoid tying all the heavy parts together. This could make them difficult to lift and may require one or two people to tear them apart. Instead, try to limit the number of parts you connect to make it easier to carry them downstairs and load them onto the removal vehicle. By following this advice, you’ll be able to safely transport your compactus to your new office.

3. Time to move

To ensure a safe and damage-free move, make sure all components on the moving vehicle are properly secured with ties, straps, or anchors. Avoid damage to items in the truck or each other by minimising movement. When driving the vehicle, maintain a safe speed and drive steadily to prevent sudden braking, fast driving, or sharp turns. Remember, the top priority is to keep the compactus damage-free.

4. On arrival

When relocating to a new office, prioritise safety by parking your vehicle in a secure unloading area away from traffic. For transporting compactus within the city, aim to move during off-peak hours or weekends. Properly position your compactus with enough space at both ends and straight sliding rails. Get a second opinion to catch missed details. Test each part thoroughly before moving on.

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