Posted on: 4 December 2014
When you first started your business, you probably had a small office. Over time, your business has grown and become more than you expected. Now with all the employees you've had to hire and all the equipment necessary to do your business, it's time for you to move to a new location. Here are some tips that will help make the relocation of your company easier.
Moving takes time. Plan your move for a time when you know business is likely to be slow, so you don't take a hit to your profits. Plan out when packing will happen, how items will be packed, when the actual move will occur, and when items will be unpacked. Keep it flexible. If you make a strict schedule for moving, you and your employees will be unnecessarily stressed if you get off schedule.
Another part of the plan that you should make is a floor plan and seating chart. Take a trip to your new building and place signs on the walls where various objects – such as the copy machine – will be. Put signs where the receptionist will be, the break room, and so on. Consider the space you have and put signs up where you want your employees' desks to be. When coupled with a floor plan and chart, this will allow the moving company to easily place your equipment exactly where it needs to go, making it easier to unpack.
Do a Purge
You could go ahead and pack up everything and just go through it when you get to your new location, but why take things along that are no longer useful to your business? Before you get a quote, make sure that old documents that are no longer needed are shredded. Sell or donate used office furniture that is no longer needed. Purging the things you don't need makes it cheaper and faster to move.
Avoid Online Quotes
Online quotes are easy and fast, but they may not give you an accurate idea of how much a moving company will charge you to move your business. Always request an onsite quote. This way, the corporate moving service you hire will give you a quote based on exactly what needs to be moved, the labor required, and what equipment will be needed instead of using an estimate so you get an accurate price.
The mover will be able to tell you what procedures are available for moving delicate equipment such as computers or even basic office equipment like a filing cabinet. Make sure that you accept the advice that your mover offers, even if you find it unnecessary. This way, you can avoid having any of your equipment damaged and the move will go much smoother.
These tips will help you move your company quickly and safely so you can get back to business.Share