Moving a business can be very stressful. Not only does it cost you money to move, but you have downtime where you are not making money as you get settled into your new office. These tips can help you move to your new office location.
Mark Boxes For Temporary Setup
The biggest challenge in any move is going to be to get up and running as fast as possible. Unfortunately, this can't happen if you do not know where your mission-critical office equipment is.
Have each employee pack up the items that they feel are crucial to getting back to work immediately. This could include their computer, monitor, keyboards, and important office documents, and things of that nature. Mark these boxes in a way that you know they are important, and have this be the first things that your employees
As long as these items are unpacked immediately, they can start working at your new location with minimal downtime.
Purge Things You Don't Need
Now is the time to evaluate what you need and do not need at your new office location. For example, you may be holding onto old paperwork that you can finally get rid of, or saving old office equipment that can be recycled. Purging these things before the move will help reduce how many boxes need to travel to your new office location. It will also help reduce clutter once you arrive.
Schedule Service Elevator Time
Moving an office is a bit different than moving a house. More coordination needs to happen with both office buildings to ensure that you can move in and out as scheduled. This is especially true if you are not on a main floor of the office building and need to schedule elevator time.
Not having anyone around to operate the elevator, or finding that it is in use by another company, can cause your move to take much longer than anticipated. You'll end up wasting time just to get items into the building, which could be used to unpack.
Hire Commercial Movers
Moving is not a job that you want to leave to your employees. Don't have them do any heavy lifting. Instead, schedule them to start at the new office location as the office equipment is arriving. They can start unpacking refreshed, which will help the entire unpacking process go faster.
For more tips on moving your small business, reach out to your local commercial moving services.