Moving from one home to another is a big deal. But what if it’s your office moving?
Many companies decide to pack up and move to another state and sometimes even another country. Reasons cited range from wanting to lower the cost of business to desire to branch out into fresh markets.
If you’re part of this move, you no doubt have tons of questions.
Where do you begin? What to pack first? Who’s in charge of what?
Relocating your workplace is pretty stressful – but lucky for you, we’ve got answers to your questions! Follow these tips and tricks to have a smooth transition to your new office.
Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute
20% of people are affected by procrastination. If you’re one of them, this advice is for you!
We put this tip at the top because it’s just that important. Once you’ve got the green light, start getting your things together.
Talk to the Boss
Now’s a good time to check in with your boss. See if there are any rules you need to follow during your relocation.
Find out what to do with unwanted furniture, old documents, and what the office moving dates are. Having a definitive game plan ahead of time makes a big difference!
Your desktop and other assorted equipment are sensitive and delicate. As such, you’ll need to take extra steps to protect them during the move.
Wrap computers and monitors in thick blankets or bubble wrap. Don’t stack them or put anything else on top of them.
Don’t forget to label your cables! Keep them neat and tidy in clear bags, too.
Update Your Info
Don’t forget about your contacts. Make sure your clients and coworkers know where you will be.
Update everything – your website, your business cards, and your phone number. Make sure you keep a copy of your important contacts, too.
Take Care of Sensitive Documents
Time to tackle the biggest hassle of any office moving adventure: the filing cabinet.
Here’s where your company’s most important files reside. Make sure you pack it up with care and take your time.
Ask if any files are recyclable or if they need to be shredded. Then take the important stuff that’s going with you and put them in clearly labeled boxes, so there’s no confusion at your destination.
Hire a Moving Company
Consider hiring a moving company to help take the stress off of you. That way you’ve got someone to do the heavy lifting for you.
Call them ahead of time – a couple of months if you have that option. It’s best to work out the details as soon as possible.
Bonus tip: make it easy for them and yourself by having the boxes ready to go when they get there. They will move everything – including a garbage can with trash in it.
Office Moving Can Be Fun If You Do It Right!
Plan in advance. Make sure you get ahead of the most stressful parts of office moving so you can make it as smooth as possible.
Want to make it even easier for yourself? Let us help! Contact us today, and we’ll take care of all of your moving needs!