Planning an office move is one of the most challenging things you’ll ever have to do. It can be so hard to pack up everything from one office and move it to a new one—without disrupting the day-to-day operations of a business too much.
But fortunately, you can make an office move a little easier than it might be otherwise by making the right considerations ahead of time. Let’s take a look at five things you should consider when making an office move to ensure it goes smoothly.
1. When Would Be the Best Time to Move?
In a perfect world, you should try to make an office move during a slow time for your business. If your company specializes in, say, helping people file their taxes, then moving in March or April is obviously not going to be the best move.
Pick a time when you know things are going to be slow or, at least, slower than usual so that you can make your office move in peace. It’ll stop things from getting too crazy at any point.
2. What Exactly Are You Going to Need to Move?
Once you know when you’re going to make your office move, walk around your office and see what items will need to be packed up and moved. You might be able to avoid moving certain things by selling them or throwing them away.
Moving office equipment isn’t going to be easy. So if you don’t have to do it, you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble by getting rid of it prior to your upcoming move.
3. Who Will Help You Move?
If your office is very small and doesn’t have much in it, you might be able to get away with moving everything in it yourself. But if that’s not going to be possible, you’ll need to track down commercial movers who can lend a hand.
Search for a reputable office moving company that can assist you with every aspect of your move. They’ll reduce the stress you feel when planning an office move.
4. How Long Will It Take to Move?
Are you going to be able to move your entire office in one day? Or will you need to work on it a little at a time over the course of several days?
It’s good to have some idea of how long an office move is going to take you. You should communicate to employees how long you expect it to take so that you’re all on the same page.
5. What Can You Do to Speed Up a Move?
Ideally, you don’t want your office move to take forever and a day. You’re going to hurt your bottom line in a big way if you have to close down your business for an extended period of time.
With this in mind, you should create an office move checklist and find ways to check things off one by one as quickly as you can. By keeping things moving, you’ll prevent your move from taking too big of a toll on your company as a whole.
Don’t Let an Office Move Slow Down Your Business One Bit
Far too often, business owners wait until the last minute to plan out an office move. You should avoid doing this at all costs so that your move doesn’t hurt your business.
Ask yourself the questions listed here and consider the answers to them. It’ll make your move so much more manageable and help everything go according to plan.
Read the other articles on our blog to find more corporate moving tips and tricks to improve your office move.