Office Moving Checklist
Whether you’re moving to a new business location or upscaling to a bigger office, there are many factors to consider when planning an office relocation. Moving offices can be an exciting time – this can help your business grow and evolve! However, it can be extremely stressful too for your business, employees, customers and clients. This is why it’s essential to have an office moving checklist in place to ensure that nothing is left behind.
We have put together some useful expert tips in our moving checklist to help ensure that nothing is forgotten, and your office move runs as smoothly as possible, with minimal impact on your business.
Speak with your team to plan the office move and workload. If you’re office hours are weekdays then you may chose to move over the weekend to reduce the business downtime. Make sure that all the team are aware of the move date and that it does not meet any important work deadlines for the business or clients.
2. Have Internal Deadlines
Set internal deadlines for the team and ensure these are met. There is nothing worse than having a packed-up office and one person still working away as they missed the deadline to organise their belongings. Set different deadlines for different tasks. For example these deadlines could be for packing old paperwork, packing up the desk drawers, the stationery cupboard and so on.
3. Measure Everything
Take the time to measure the furniture you have in your office and take these measurements to your new location to ensure that everything fits. Check the width of doorways too to make sure you can get the furniture inside. We recommend using all measurements to create an office plan so everyone knows where the furniture is going.
4. Change Addresses
Make sure you contact all clients, suppliers and utilities to get your address changed. Make sure the address is changed on any emails, social media and your website too. If possible take your telephone number with you to the new office to minimise change for your clients and customers.
5. Use the Professionals
Here at DS Movements we are professional office movers who have helped numerous businesses move to new offices within Ely and the surrounding areas. Our trained team of professionals will ensure you have a smooth office move saving you time, energy and money allowing you to focus on your business needs. We can also arrange for your business to be relocated outside working hours to cause minimal disruption to your company.