Spring cleaning should not be reserved only for home cleaning anymore. There are many other places that could do with some extra attention such as your office or workplace. People do not realize how much stuff can be collected over time at an office (especially if you’ve been there for years). It’s important to remember that you are spending one third of your day at work, so it’s a given that things can start to accumulate over time. The best time to do an in-office Spring cleaning is right before you move offices.
Here is a checklist to help you prepare for an office move this Spring:
Organizing and packing what you currently have in the office
This may be the step that takes the most time in the whole process of spring cleaning, so it’s best to get this out of the way first. You can start small and work from one corner of the office to the other. You should be organizing everything and keeping only the necessary items you will be using in the new office. During this time, you can also start packing them into boxes, so you don’t have to go back and pack them later.
Donate old supplies and office furniture
When you are organizing your supplies, you’ll notice that there are many things you don’t use anymore, or never even used in the first place. This is the time to put all those items into another new box (if they are in good, usable condition) and donate them. You should also do this with furniture that you may not be taking with you into the new office you’re moving into. Those who you donate your supplies and furniture to will be very grateful for your good deed.
Discard old files
We know it may be tempting to keep old files that you have previously worked on or you think it may come in handy one day, but it’s best to transfer them into online documents so you can recycle the physical paperwork that’s been there for numerous years. If there is ever a need for them, you can always print them out again as you have them backed up on a drive.
Clean for the office move
Now onto the final step of the spring cleaning process, the actual cleaning! Now that things have been packed up and moved around, there is more empty space available for you to properly clean. It’s time to wipe everything down, vacuum, dust and everything in between. We guarantee that you’ll feel better walking away from a clean, empty office before you move into your new office.
DLO Move Support Services Ltd. is Vancouver’s commercial moving company that provides services such as corporate office moving and coordination anywhere in the Lower Mainland, office furniture repurposing and recycling, as well as storage management. Call DLO Move Support at 604-254-0135 for all your office move needs.