Many people work from home these days, and these “telecommuters” are employed in a number of industries, from marketing, freelance design, online sales, and more. The flexibility and comfort of working from home make it appealing for all types of people, but if you’re getting ready to move, it can be tough to balance your work and personal life. At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we’re here to make your transition as easy as possible and if you need to move your home office, we can take care of everything.
Let Your Employer and Customers Know
If you’re employed by a company that has several freelance or telecommuting employees, it’s important to let them know that you’re going to be moving. They most likely have a specific person who manages the freelance employees, and if you’re still paid by check, you’ll want to be sure it’s mailed to your new address once you’re settled in your new home. It’s also important for tax and human resources purposes that your address is up-to-date with your employer.
If you don’t work directly with a company, but instead maintain independent clients of your own, you’ll want to let them know that you’ll be offline for a few days while you move. You most likely have deadlines on projects that you’re working on, and building in more time for your move can save you from having to deal with angry customers once your home office is back up and running.
Moving Heavy Items
Your home office may have filing cabinets, shelves, and a desk that can be tough to move on your own. These heavy items need to be handled with care, and our team of professional movers can load and unload everything, making sure it arrives safely at your new place. If you have expensive electronics such as a top-of-the-line computer or printer, make sure they’re packed properly for your move.
The earlier you can begin preparing for your move, the better. Not only will you need to get things done for your job before your move, you’ll also want to give yourself plenty of time to pack. You can begin putting files and papers into boxes, and packing up books that you won’t need until you’re in your new house. You’ll most likely want to leave your computer hooked up for as long as you can, but getting the original box it came in ready to go can help you cut down on the time it takes to pack up the computer. You can always use your phone or tablet to check and send emails to clients, so if you don’t need your computer, consider packing it up a day or two before your move.
With proper planning and packing, you can get settled in your new home and get your home office set up in no time. At Billy Goat, we’ll make sure all of your furniture, electronics, and other belongings are safely transported and arrive in one piece at their destination. You want to get back to work as soon as possible, and we’ll help however we can.
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