Removals tips for businesses
If you are planning on relocating your business, you'll need to start thinking about the logistics of how you are going to transfer your belongings to the new office.
Follow this handy business removal tips to ensure a smooth transition to your new location:
1. Plan ahead
No matter how organised you are, you cannot account for every eventuality. In most cases, you should start planning at least 9 months ahead of time to secure the right office space, and also confirm your moving date with your office removals company. Planning ahead will make sure you are prepared for any delays, set backs and help you adapt your moving office timeline accordingly.
2. Use professionals
Many people organising an office move have never even been involved in an office move before, so it's important to get professional help. Know your limitations too - that you simply can't do everything! You certainly don't want to be the one lugging heavy office furniture into a van on the move day. Use a professional office removals company who can help with the logistics of the move to ensure everything goes according to plan.
3. Think about IT!
In order to make sure your IT and phone systems are running effectively, you need to give careful thought to your IT relocation. It isn't as easy as unplugging equipment and connecting it in the new office. You will need to ensure your new office has the correct infrastructure to suit the needs of your business and help to reduce business downtime by planning how you are going to test equipment so that everything works as it should in the new location.
4. Label everything
Labeling everything can be a real bore when your packing everything up, but it saves heaps of time at the new office. Label items according to their new location in the new office. Discuss with your office removals company how best to implement this and get staff to help label their individual crates.
5. Work as a team
There are likely to be a lot of people involved in your office move; from your office fit-out contractor to your telecom provider, and it's important to work together throughout the process to get everything done on time. Communication is vital to ensure your relocation team members understand deadlines and responsibilities. Staff too need to be kept up-to-date so everyone knows what's expected of them - and when.
Use this handy Office Removals Checklist closer to the move day to check off all the items you need to get done by move day.
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