How to Conduct an Office RelocationPosted by Jerrard Romanoff in Guides, on January 14, 2015
One of the main problems of having a successful business is that at one point in time your office will become too small to accommodate your ever growing staff and therefore you will have to move it to another location which is better suited for an efficient work environment.
If your business has come to such a point don’t panic and be angered by the fact that you must close it for the duration of the move, because if you follow our tips we promise you that your office relocation will get done quickly and smoothly.
Tip1: Hire professional help
The easiest and most efficient way to conduct a quick and successful office removal is to use professional man and van services. Nowadays there are many companies that specialize in office removal services, so don’t worry that you won’t be able to find such help. However don’t make the common mistake of hiring the first company that you find. Instead scout several companies that provide office removals and after carefully scrutinizing them hire the company that has the best quality/price ratio.
Tip 2: Have a work plan
The first thing that you must do when you are drafting your work plan is to decide whether you will involve your staff into the relocation. If you are, make sure that you notify them about your plans and explain to them that are there exact responsibilities. Also don’t forget to purchase all the packing materials that you may need to pack your office items and equipment. Of course you can always ask the removal company that will provide you professional moving services to bring the necessary packing supplies and conduct the packing stage of the relocation.
Tip 3: Decide what you are going to do with the furniture
When it comes to your office furnishings you have two choices:
- Keep the furniture and therefore disassemble it, pack it, load it and transport it to your new office location
- Not keep the furniture in which case you will spare yourself and your employees from the struggles of prepping the furnishings for the move. Even more if you opt for this option you can make a good deed and donate your office furniture to an organization that will give to people or companies that are in need.
Tip 4: Take care of your expensive office equipment
If you have expensive and fragile office equipment make sure that you tell about it to the removal company, so that the removalists can take all the necessary precautions to guarantee the safe and successful relocation of these items. Also if necessary have them insured just to be on the safe side.
Tip 5: Open your new office quickly
Once the relocation is over, don’t waste time to unpack and arrange everything in order. The quicker you conduct this stage of the move, the sooner you will be able to open doors and reboot your business.
As you can see office removals aren’t necessary time and money pits. So now that you know what you should do, have no worries and relocate your office to a newer and better location.