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Do Not Move Unnecessary Items
Before packing, get rid of unnecessary supplies, files, etc. that you won’t need in your new office.
When Packing Cartons
Moving small plants, deck clocks, pictures and other personal property is generally the responsibility of the employees that own them. Let NOVA Movers know if personal property is to be moved.
Each and every carton and box will be packed tightly and sealed to prevent damage and disarrangement due to shifting. All cartons and boxes will be labeled clearly with the destination and the contents.
All keys are to remain in the possession of the employee who uses or is assigned responsibility for the locked items. Do not leave keys in desks or file cabinets.
Remove ink and other liquids from drawers and place in packing cartons. Caps must be on tightly to prevent leakage. Desk pen and ink sets must be emptied. For additional protection, please place liquids in a plastic bag and seal.
Glassware and breakable objects should be wrapped with white newsprint or bubble wrap and packed securely in cartons to prevent breakage.
Small articles such as pencils, pens, scissors, paper clips, erasers, rubber bands, etc. should be placed in sealed envelopes which are then packed in cartons. Place letter trays in packing cartons. Multiple tray assemblies should be taken apart before packing.
Desks, Credenzas, and Tables with Drawers
These items will be moved on end and certain precautionary measures and preparations are required. To prevent the contents of the desk from becoming disarranged, remove all contents and place in cartons. Please lock drawers if possible. Glass desk tops, desk pads and chair mats must bear the same identification label as the desks to which they belong.
Vertical file cabinets will be moved with contents intact. The sliding guide at the back of each drawer should be moved tightly against the files.
Vertical files over 2 drawers should be packed if there are stairs involved. The bottom 2 drawers can remain full. Lateral file cabinets over 2 drawers must be completely emptied when stairs are involved.
Please lock your file cabinets if you have the keys. If you don’t have a key, the cylinder lock on the files should be taped open to prevent inadvertent locking.
Supply Cabinets and Bookcases
Remove all contents and place in packing cartons. Observe the instructions for small articles and liquids. Shelves will be removed due to shifting and must bear the same identification label as the cabinet to which they belong. Shelf tabs should be removed and placed in an envelope and packed into a carton with the contents from the cabinet or bookcase.
Pictures and Artwork
Pictures and wall mounted bulletin or white boards must be labeled. Do not place labels directly on to the pictures.
Computers, Laptops, and Accessories
Laptops should be moved by the employee normally responsible for that laptop.
Back up and park your P.C. hard drive if applicable. Please take your back up disc with you. Remove toner from laser printers and fax machines. Place in tightly sealed bags.
Label all equipment and accessories. Disconnect all cables.
Copiers need to be prepped prior to moving and many lease contracts require that the lease company move the machine. Call your service representative to check your warranty or service contract to make sure moving contractor is authorized.
If owned and allowed by service contract, all ink and water must be drained from machines.
Please consult your MIS department or owner’s manual for specific directions with respect to moving your electronic and computer equipment.