Moving day came on Friday, August 5th and we have survived!  No, the office isn’t quite back together yet, but after the final touches today, we will be back to our regular work day tomorrow.  For those of  you who have moved a law office, you know how exhausting it can be, even when you hire professional movers to move it all for you.  Our movers were awesome, quick, professional, friendly, and funny, even when I asked them to move my desk 3-4 times before deciding where to put it in my new office.

Then the unpacking began, it all had to be unpacked and organized in a new space in some kind of logical manner.  Of course, we all had our own ideas about how it should go, but thankfully we all listened to each others ideas and it has all worked out and looks so organized (at least what we have managed to put away so far).   A couple more hours today and it all will be great and we will hit the floor running on Monday.

Don’t get me wrong, it has not been as smooth a move as we anticipated.  The contractor still hadn’t finished the restroom, so the day of moving involved traveling back to the old office to use the facilities, lol.  For those of us (me) who had to hang at the new place waiting for the phone companies, deliveries of new furniture and those that just stopped by to see what was going on, it was rough going for a bit after that BIG cup of coffee I had to get me going that morning!

Yesterday was a bit better, the restroom was working, shelves were up in the copy and trial/court prep area, phones were working (some of them anyways) and while there are still a few more boxes to unpack and a couple of desks left to organize, signs to go up and that last minute clean-up, we did manage to get most of the unpacking done, nothing was broken and nothing was lost in the move. Yay!  So, off I go to finish organizing my desk and try to stay out of everyone’s way!

 

 

 

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  1. linerider says:

    Thanks, I bookmarked Paralegal Blaw Blaw Blaw » Blog Archive » We survived Moving Day! and will come back later.

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  2. Stacey says:

    Gosh, I’ve been there . . . twice. Each time, there were a few bumps, but, I must say, when you are anally organized, it seriously helps things go that much smoother.

    Tips:

    1. Even though I am sure you did the whole “change of address” deal with the post office, make sure someone checks your old office for mail for, at least, the next six to nine months. I found that time-sensitive documents sometimes slipped through the cracks and ended up at our old office without us noticing until we were notified by the Court or adversary or client, etc.

    2. Check AGAIN to make absolutely sure EVERYONE (adversaries, clients, prospects, courts, affiliates, etc.) all have your new address, phone and fax, because you don’t know how efficient their staff is about updating their records. I learned the hard way that not everyone is as meticulous as you need them to be when it comes to this sort of stuff. And, sometimes, people just forget to do, b/c they’re just simply busy and get sidetracked.

    Good luck and congrats on your new digs!

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