Moving is a headache no matter what, but when you are moving your office, it can be even more stressful. There are more pieces to the puzzle, and this means more chance of missing or breaking something. From electronics to office supplies to furniture and more, planning and preparation are the keys to making your office move successful. What are some tips for moving your office?
1. Let Your Employees Know About the Move
This should be your very first step. Give your employees a chance to process and plan for the move. Let them know a few months out if possible and be truthful about the circumstances. Employees may have to change routes or their routines if you are moving out of the immediate area. By letting them know ahead of time, you can give them time to adjust.
2. Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
Due to the large number of pieces that an office move will include, your first step is to make a list of what needs to be done. It could be one office or multiple ones, but you want to create a checklist for what logistical needs you may have, as well as what each employer needs to do to help get the move done more efficiently. By planning out the move, you can ensure no details are missed. Some questions you need to answer are:
Do employees need to have their desks cleaned out by a specific date?
What do they need to bring? What is being left behind?
3. Consider How You Are Moving Computers and Electronics
Some office spaces come furnished, and some do not, but if you are moving your furniture, you want to be sure that you take some time to ensure that the furniture you want moved is moved. If you have hired a moving company, make sure that all the furniture being moved is clearly marked, and an inventory is taken. As far as electronics, you want to get them ready in a very detailed fashion. Label or number each cable to allow you to determine which computer they go with. Additionally, you want to back up your computer to protect your data.
4. Dont Be Afraid to Declutter
This is the perfect time to get rid of those old instruction guides for a defunct phone system or computer system. For food that is expired, cups that are beyond washing repair, etc., go through the items that you want to move and decide what you will truly use again and what may be out of date. Anything you think is still usable can be donated. This will decrease the number of things that you need to move and will give you more room in the new office.
5. Be a Label Hog
Label, label, and label your boxes. Determine where everything will go before you even start packing. This will allow you to organize your packing and label your boxes accordingly. Whether you use different colors of tape, labels you created on your computer or label maker, or simply write on the boxes, labeling will make all the difference in unpacking when you get to the new office. It allows the moving company to know where things go as well, which will save time when you move into the office.
Moving your office will be stressful, but if you follow the above tips, some of the stress can be taken out of the process. This will allow you to move efficiently and with great success. Your office move can take time, effort, and planning, but moving into a new office can be exciting if you let it be. Move your office and make your mark on the world.
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