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Tips To De-Stress When Planning an Office Move

Most people would agree that moving is indeed stressful. There is lot of emotional turmoil associated with moving and most people find dealing with it difficult. Whether it is a house move or an office relocation, stress is a common factor. If you are a company owner and thinking about an office relocation for any reason, here are some quick and easily manageable things you can do to de-stress your staff:

Firstly Think Positive
Heading to a new place leaving old memories behind is not easy, but then one should see an office relocation as a fresh start. An office move is a particularly emotional upheaval for all. But it should not dampen the spirits of your staff as it could affect your productivity later. Make them realise how change can bring better prospects for the company and in turn for them. Always inform your staff about a move way in advance with proper reasons, explaining them the exact process of the move and timeframes.

Organise Things
If you plan and follow an organised methodology while moving office, then you can reduce stress greatly. In fact planning and systematizing things is the key for smooth office move. You can quickly start by using a Moving Office Checklist which notes all the things you have to do.

Reduce confusion - Remove all the junk
Sorting things is very time consuming and if there is a lot of junk, the packing process becomes more tiresome. Consider your move as a great opportunity to completely de-clutter your office. The first step to packing is getting rid of the junk or unnecessary clutter. This will ensure that you pack only the right things that are of utmost important. Ask your employees to clear their desks and sort their stuff before move. This will also help reduce the weight and bring down the transport cost as well. See our Office Clearance Guide on how to de-clutter with minimum fuss.

Plan For Last Minutes Hitches
Even the best planned office moves can falter at times and intelligent planning always keeps a scope for it. To avoid any last minute moving errors always keep a back-up plan ready. 1. Keep extra supply of packing material available at ready place. 2. Keep a printed out copy of all your contact numbers so you always have a quick rescue on call. 3. Give time to your employees to adjust. Reduce the work load for while by making alternative arrangements and strategy. All this should be done taking care that your business doesn't suffer. 4. If your staff is working overtime compensate them adequately.

Hire Office Removal Company
An office move can be a big herculean task which can't be done as a self move, as too mush hassle is associated with it. A single step gone wrong can break the entire chain and cause costly delays. Under such circumstances the move can be acutely straining for you and your staff in general. Therefore hiring a good office removals company will ensure your move day goes according to plan. A good office removals company can also offer a storage facility, if needed for your archiving, or you can tie up with reputed self storage company to store your office stuff. Most office removals companies offer full and partial removal services, so you can choose their service accordingly.


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