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How do I stick to a tight budget on a big office move?

Budgetting an office relocation can be tough - sticking to a budget can be even harder, especially when it comes to a big office move. No matter how much you budget for your office relocation; it's quite likely that you're going to go over. Little office changes just add up and before you know it, your office move is costing £10,000 more than you originally budgetted for it.

The team at Help Moving Office have helped hundreds of UK businesses to move office whilst sticking to some pretty tight budgets so we know a thing or two about budgetting. Luckily for you we're here to help you too! So stop fretting about overdrafts and bank loan extensions and read on to find out how easy sticking to a tight budget on a big office move can be.

Try to use local office removals firms
A lot of the time they'll offer just as a good a service as the national companies for a much cheaper price. Because they're local they'll also know the routes better than non-local firms, meaning it could take less time to complete your office relocation, thus saving your company time and money.

Try to book as much as you can in advance
In addition to making big savings on your office moving costs, booking in advance will make it easier for you to establish an initial ball park budget for your office move.

Just like your bookings, it's a wise idea to get as much planning done in advance as possible
Planning ahead will help you with establishing a budget for key office moving costs such as office design & fit-out companies, office removals companies and property solicitors.

Don't be greedy
OK, so your office furniture might be looking a bit worse for wear but do you really need glass desks and ergononmic, state-of-the-art chairs? Try to transfer as much as you can from your old office to your new office. Not only will it help with sticking to your budget but it will also help you and your staff to settle into your new office much more quickly and easily.

Shop around when it comes to key office costs
That guy your mate knows might have worked wonders for your friend's company but he might not offer the cheapest survice around. Try to shop around before committing to a company - the businesses listed on Help Moving Office are all highly recommended and offer great service for competitive prices.

Always have some spare money in the budget for unforeseen circumstances
You can budget to the penny but there's always going to be something that goes wrong or an extra cost that will come out of nowhere. Try to leave an extra 10 - 20% of your budget as a contigency fund. It may turn out that you don't need it and so have a bit of extra money at the end of your office move but, if you do, at least you'll have factored these extra costs into your budget.

Use the resources on Help Moving Office
All the tools and office relocation tips on our site have been specifically designed to help you with your office move. All the moving office advice on this site has been written by key professionals who have lots of experience in conducting big office moves on a tight budget.

Use our Moving Office Budget Template for more information.

 

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