The thought of office moving can be overwhelming but it’s all in the planning. Homemaster Relocations can help you plan a smooth relocation for your business with our helpful list of tips. It’s a lot less daunting when it’s carefully planned out and executed so break it down to individual tasks and it will be easier to tackle.
Office moves are very different from moving house and you will need the help of commercial movers to ensure that your expensive equipment and sensitive documentation arrive safely at your new premises.
So, here are our top tips to help you plan a successful office move:
1. Plan early
Before even choosing a new premises you should create a detailed plan for your relocation. Decided on what’s required in terms of space for future growth, what equipment needs to be installed first etc. Business relocations can cost around GBP 40,000 in lost work days so planning well will prevent costs from soaring. You may need a specialist move manager to project manage your move, so decide if you have someone in-house or if you need expert help. Commercial movers have the knowledge, expertise and resources to help you coordinate your move, which means you can get on with running your business, meaning the least disruption to your employees and customers.
2. Furniture and fittings
Decide if you’re going to bring your current furniture with you, or if you need new furniture. It can be more cost effective to buy new furniture, particularly to fit in the new space. If you decide to have new furniture, be sure to talk to your removals company about disposing your old furniture.
Assess what items you really need on the office floor or if anything can go into storage. Destroy out-of-date files, shred sensitive materials and talk to Homemaster Relocations about self storage if there are some items that may be used at a later date but you don’t need currently. Throw out anything you don’t need, this is a perfect time to have a clear out.
It makes sense to coordinate your telecommunications and IT requirements early. The last thing you need is losing all your systems on your first day in your new premises. Make sure that everything is organised for this to run smoothly.
Communicate with your employees and your customers about the move. It will lead to smoother transactions and take the pressure off. It will also alleviate any fears that employees may have about their roles or how the move will affect them. Ensure customers know the change of address and phone number.
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If you’re planning on an office relocation in Shrewsbury or across Shropshire call Homemaster Relocations on 01743 792 229 and we’ll be delighted to assist. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online contact form here.