Six Things To Do Before Moving Office

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Moving house is one thing, but have you ever attempted to move your business to a new office? It’s a whole other set of complications and stresses, but it’s even worse if you’re not prepared for it. There is nothing too simple about moving to a new office, and you need to ensure that you are completely aware of the facts before you do it.

Some people move offices because they need more space, and others choose to change their office because they are due whole office fitouts and you need a change. There are plenty of reasons to move to a new office, and while it’s a daunting task, you have many things to consider. You may have to move your employees, move your office equipment and if you have any machinery to move, you’ve got that to consider, too. You want your office move to be as easy as possible, and here are some of the best things that you should do before you make your move.

  1. Start sorting. You can hire a company to pack your offices for you, or you can do it yourself by sorting through absolutely everything in your office and discarding what you know you won’t use. There is no use in packing things that you won’t use in your office, even temporary moves need to be productive and effective. You can’t do that if you are bringing clutter with you and not things you actually plan to use.
  2. Let everyone know. Tell everyone from the top down of your business that you are planning an office move. You should let every single staff member know, and all cleaning companies and more that you plan to move your business. This will prevent any business interruption.
  3. Make a list. You need to be able to write down all of the tasks that must be complete for the sake of your move. There is a lot to do so writing it all down can help you to keep it in order and understand what needs to be done.
  4. Talk to vendors. If you are moving your business to an entirely new location, it could help you to let your vendors know that you are moving. You will be able to figure out whether you need to change vendors or whether you can still maintain your relationships.
  5. Get insured. Any move where you are moving expensive items should be insured accordingly. When you do this, you will be covered if there are any accidents or issues during the move. Relocation insurance is an absolute must when you move your business to a new location. Moving insurance ensures that your goods are safe in transit at all times, and even if you encounter any unexpected situations you won’t be out of pocket as a result.
  6. Hire the right movers. When you are moving desks and furniture, make sure that your packers are going to be able to dismantle everything, too. This way, you won’t have to worry when you arrive!
Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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