Make The Best Out Of Your Office Removals Task
Planning an office move around your day to day tasks whilst trying to keep any disruptions to your business at a minimum is a tricky process to try and complete. Even the best of us need a little bit of extra help to make the transition into a new office space go by without a hitch. With so many things to get your head around, following our hints and tips can go a long way to making the process easier and more manageable for you to handle.
1. Take your time.
There’s plenty to think about when it comes to organising an office move. Don’t rush and attempt to do everything in a couple of days, because the likelihood is that you will be rushed off your feet and will end up missing out important aspects of the move. Plan your move strategically from start to finish and leave yourself plenty of time to do so; it could be worth jotting out a moving checklist which you can then refer to and cross things off as and when you get things done.
2. Think about your needs as a business and where you want to move to.
Location, location, location is something that needs to be at the top of your list of things to look into. There are plenty of things to take into account when it comes to finding the ideal office space; is it easily accessible? is it a place where you would want to meet clients?, does it have enough space to meet all of your business needs?, are you happy commuting to and from home? Answer these questions carefully before making a decision.
Begin clearing out your office and start preparing for the move. Box up anything that you’re planning to take with you and throw away the rest. There’s no point taking anything you don’t need, because you don’t want to start cluttering up your new office space as soon as you move in. Take the essentials and discard the rest.
4. Purchase equipment and packaging for your move.
When it comes to moving in general, but especially moving office equipment, packaging up your belongings in cardboard boxes just won’t cut it. Get your hands on some strong plastic containers, tape, bubble wrap and all the other essential packing materials. It’s well worth spending a little bit more to get top quality packing materials because the last thing you’d want to discover when you arrive at your new office is that things have been broken and damaged.
5. Call up a moving company to help you with the move.
Search around and look for a removal company that can offer removal services to meet all of your business relocation needs. There are certain companies out there that specialise in office moves and will be able to provide you with a bespoke service tailored to your exact requirements.
6. Visit your new office space and draw out a floor plan.
Although this may seem obvious, it’s a good idea to visit your new office space before you actually move in. You’ll be surprised at the amount of people that move into an office without first taking the time to check it out and then are surprised when their filing cabinets and furniture doesn’t fit. If you can, when you visit your new office, bring along a tape measure and measure the various dimensions of your new office space. This way you can plan where your furniture is going to go before you actually make the move, which will save you a lot of time and hassle when you arrive.