To aid you in preparation for the big moving day, here are some Moving Tips and some Moving Advice compiled from over 35 years of moving experience.

How to Pick a Moving Company
Verify the company of choice is licensed and insured.
Inquire as to whether the movers are full-time employees or day laborers.
Contact the Federal or State Department of Transportation and verify the moving company you’re considering has obtained a license to operate. For example: In California, you would want to contact the Public Utilities Commission because they regulate the household goods moving industry. Please see the provided links to the various regulatory authorities.
Ensure you’re not liable if an employee becomes injured on your premises. Verify the moving company pays worker’s compensation for their employees.
Consider if you’re being charged an hourly rate or by weight of items. Ask about any additional fees or charges for extra large items.
Inquire about the company’s policy if damage or loss were to occur.

Organizing Tips
Eliminate unnecessary files and transfer hard copy files to a digital medium if possible. Consider donating unwanted office furniture and supplies to charity.
File a change of address form at the post office to have your mail forwarded to your new location and notify clients that your office is moving.
Have all employees remove their items from the refrigerator.
Create a folder for all moving related records and documents for easy access to payment records and other information you may need.
Verify freight elevator hours and inquire about special documentation for professional movers with building management.

Packing Tips
Label boxes “Fragile” or “This Side Up” according to its contents. All fragile items should be wrapped in bubble wrap and packaged with Styrofoam peanuts.
Dedicate a box to essential work supplies or materials that you will need to access on the first day.
Be aware that old boxes are not always strong enough to hold heavy items.
Wrap items in bubble wrap and packing paper. (Note: Newspaper may leave black ink residue on items.)
Label boxes clearly with the future rooms and offices where the boxes will be unpacked.
Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes, if possible.