Any business in Ireland that is relocating needs to prepare for moving office in the rain. It doesn’t matter what time of year the office is relocating – it’s a cliché that we get four seasons in one day, but it is true. The sun could be shining while you load up the truck, and a shower could start before you arrive at your new location. Rain and damp can seriously damage electrical equipment such as computers and shredders, paper and office furniture. But you can easily protect your office equipment, supplies and furniture by having the right moving boxes and supplies on hand. Here’s what you need.
Plastic moving boxes. Avoid the temptation to use cardboard boxes. They might be fine for storing files and documents inside your office, but even a short trip across the car park in a lashing rain will ruin them and jeopardize the contents. Sturdy plastic moving boxes will keep your papers and electrical equipment safe and dry when are you moving office in the rain. They will also stack better in the moving van, whereas if the side of a cardboard box starts to weaken and bend, the whole stack of boxes can fall. Specialised computer crates are an ideal way to transport your computers safely.
Furniture covers. Does your office have any couches or armchairs in the lobby, waiting room or staff lounge? What about the chairs at desks? If damp gets into the upholstery, they might seem okay at first, but mould and mildew will set in. You can protect them with the right size furniture bag. Buska provides them as an add-on to your order.
Hand truck. Even if is not raining while you are carrying your furniture and moving boxes to and from the moving van, the ground is likely to be wet. While plastic moving boxes won’t let moisture in, if the boxes sit on the ground, they’ll make the floors wet in your new place. Using a hand truck also means you will get items to and from the van faster, keeping everything dry if it is raining. Your back will also thank you! Buska includes a dolly with all moving boxes packages, and you can add as many as you need to your order. Add a note to your office move checklist so you don’t forget.
Moving office in the rain is hard work. So it makes sense to get the right equipment to make it as quick and painless as possible and to protect your office equipment, supplies and furniture. It takes years of hard work and intense dedication to build up a business. It’s worth protecting every aspect of it – including the physical property that the company needs to function.
Need a hand with your office move?
Buska Boxes are sturdy moving crates that will make packing up a breeze. Buska delivers the boxes to your door and collects them when you’re done unpacking. Choose from a range of packages, and add extra weeks for as little as €12.50/week.