Office relocations are often a good thing as it can mean bigger premises, a better location or improved amenities. However, before you can enjoy your new office space you also have to go through the less fun part – office removals. Relocating an office full of furniture, staff and equipment takes a lot of planning and, let’s be honest, it can make moving house look like a walk in the park. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite strategies for making your office removals as easy as possible.
Give your staff plenty of notice
No matter how great the new office is, no one likes the idea of having to move so give your staff plenty of notice about what’s going to be happening. Involve them in the planning and let everyone know what’s expected. Don’t forget to show the staff around the new premises so they can visualize the new space.
Have a clear plan in place
Although house removals tend to be a bit last minute, it’s essential that you have a plan in place when moving offices. Give yourself a minimum of six months of planning – you’ll be surprised at how quickly it goes! Set clear guidelines about who is responsible for what and timelines around packing. It’s a good idea to allocate one person to manage the move.
Start packing early
Like with house removals, the earlier you start to pack the better when moving offices. This will also give you a chance to clear out old equipment or furniture that you won’t need in the new office space. If you’re packing things nice and early, remember to clearly label the contents. Let staff know that they’re responsible for moving personal belongings at their desk to encourage them to do a clear out.
Book your removalist early
As soon as your office relocation is confirmed, book your removalist as early as possible. The last thing you need is to be scrambling around at the last minute trying to find an available company! With plenty of time up your sleeve, you can speak to your removal company regularly in the lead up to the move so things run smoothly.
Consider security issues
With you’re moving offices, you have the added responsibility of having to move confidential paperwork and computers. Factor security issues into your plan and speak to your removalist about how the moving of sensitive material and equipment will be handled on the day.
To make your office relocation as stress-free as possible, call Fox Removals for a helping hand. We have the industry experience to create minimal disruptions to your business and offer quick and careful office removals and relocation services. With our help, you’ll be able to settle into your new office without the hassle!