The following suggestions will aid you in preparing for your office move and allow a quicker set-up at your new location.

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3-weeks prior to moving:

  • Establish a Move Coordinator to liaise with the departments involved e.g. Telecommunications, Facilities, ATUS, etc.
  • Request packing boxes, tape, & dispensers from Space Administration x5479.
  • Pack all books, files, documents, folders, etc that will not be required until after moving.
  • Empty only lateral file cabinets. Letter & legal size cabinets can be moved full.
  • Color tag all boxes and furniture with names and new room numbers. Different colors for each new location makes moving easier.
  • Use a scaled drawing to layout your new office with positions of desks, tables, file cabinets, etc. This will assist us in setting up your office.
  • Sequentially number all multiple pieces of furniture.
  • Advise the Physical Plant of any fixtures, furniture, pictures, etc that will require disassembly on the day before moving.

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2-weeks prior:

  • Request additional packing boxes if necessary.
  • Continue packing books, documents, folders, files, etc.

1-week prior:

  • Pack all personal and desktop items, empty all desk drawers.

1-day prior:

  • Pack your keyboard, mouse, speakers, telephone, small plants, & transport them to your new location together with personal and fragile belongings e.g. the macaroni picture frame, or the urn with Aunt Phoebe’s ashes!
  • Ensure that the Physical Plant has disassembled fixtures and furniture.