If you’ve ever been in charge of office removals before, you’ll know first-hand what a big job it is. Not only do you need to arrange for the transport of your office furniture and equipment, you also need to coordinate staff and try to create as little disruption as possible for customers. Not an easy task! We want to help make your next office relocation as easy as possible so today we’ll be talking about some of the common mistakes which are made with office removals. If you can avoid these, you’re well on your way to a pain-free move!
Mistake #1: Not having a clear plan
With a home removal, you can get away with winging it – after all, you only have yourself to organise. However, an office move is whole other ball game and it’s essential that you plan ahead. What moving budget do you have? What timeline is realistic? Where is everything going to fit in the new office? How will you transport IT equipment? What tasks need to be delegated?
Mistake #2: Not giving your staff enough notice
Staff are notorious for not liking change and the worst thing you can do is drop the office relocation on them without giving enough time. Let your staff know as soon as possible that they’ll be shifting locations and keep them updated on the timeline. Not only does this mean they’re mentally prepared, it also means that they can start getting their work
stations packed up. Remember to get them excited about the move by showing them the new premises and nearby amenities.
Mistake #3: Not having a realistic timeline
Quite often, businesses underestimate how much time is needed for an office relocation and quickly find that they’re not going to meet their original timeline. For smaller
businesses, you need to give yourself at least six months to plan and execute your move. For larger businesses, you’re looking at more like 12 months. Think this sounds like a long time? Trust us, you’ll need it!
Mistake #4: Not booking removalists early enough
With everything that goes on in organising an office move, it’s not surprising that some things get put on the backburner. However, booking your removalist is something that should be done as soon as you have a proposed moving date. If you leave it too late, you likely won’t have much choice with your moving date which can make coordination very difficult. Remember to check how much experience your potential removalist has with office moves.
Here at Fox Removals, we can help make your office move run as smoothly as possible. No matter how small or large your business is, we have the industry experience to help you through the process so your office can return to normal as soon as possible. We also specialise in transporting confidential material such as computers and filing cabinets. For fast, efficient office removals, contact Fox Removals today on 0488 839 369.