What Else Is There?
For starters, there's the packing materials from all that shiny new hardware. It has to be broken down and disposed of. The old hardware has to be loaded in the van and taken back to headquarters, documented, sorted, and otherwise gone through. Since we're going to sell the equipment, the hard drives on the computers have to be formatted to ensure no private information is revealed or license agreements violated. Dust needs to be blown out of cases, and anything being kept needs to be sorted and stored.
To help keep track of every piece of equipment--or help identify what's missing or damaged in the event of a fire, theft or disaster--their serial number, make, model and other relevant data is recorded. We also use this information to track depreciation. Old equipment serial numbers are recorded too so we know exactly what we're phasing out.
As you can imagine, this is an involved process that can keep you going for weeks (if not months) depending on how many pieces of equipment and how detailed the records are.