Business Removals Checklist
The smooth running of your moving day will depend on two factors: Firstly, your preparation in advance of the move day, and the partnership between your business and the office removals company. Regardless of the size of the move it is essential to use a professional office removals company to help prepare your business for the move day. An business relocation can be a complex project to manage and execute, and any multitude of things can go wrong! A business removals checklist allows you to stay on top of all the tasks required to help your move run smoothly.
Here are some essential items that you ought to include on your business removals checklist:
Agree the overall timing of the move. Important dates to note are lease expiry date, new office lease commencement date, office fit-out project completion date and IT setup dates. When it comes to setting the date and timeframe of your removals, be realistic with your timings to ensure that you are accurately estimating the amount of furniture, property inventory and IT equipment that needs to be moved.
An office removals company usually does all the packing and unpacking on your behalf. This needs to be done in such a way as to minimize any disruption to staff and operations. Discuss with your removals company the best way to label items. An office removals company will usually provide colour-coded stickers that correspond with your office layout and floor plan.
In order for your office removals to run smoothly, you need to have a finalised floor and seating plan so that your furniture and inventory can be unloaded and unpacked in their correct location in the new office. This can save heaps of time on the move day and will expedite your business getting back to normal.
Staff are usually responsible for packing their personal desk items into a crate. Desks must be totally clear on move day, except their IT equipment and phones (these will be packed and labeled securely by an IT relocation company). Be sure to order enough crates in advance of the move so that staff can make a head start with their packing.
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