Everyone knows how difficult a big move is. Packing up your home and relocating is hard enough, but moving office? Well, that can be a whole new level of organizational headache. There a million and one things to consider, from the furniture and the forwarding addresses to the staff and the utility bills, and the pandemic has made us think about the future of our office work.
However, with a little careful preparation and some diligent research, you can make sure that your big move goes off without a hitch. Here are a few things that you can do to keep it running smoothly.
Draw Up A Detailed Budget Plan.
It doesn’t matter how big or how small your company is, the fact of the matter is that every move comes at a cost. There will be some expenses that you will have thought of already, but it is important to sit down and plan everything out from beginning to end to make sure that there are no costly surprises waiting for you. First, and most important, is: can you afford this new space? Is this relocation something that is going to keep costing you money further down the line? Once that has been crossed off, you need to start thinking about vehicle and equipment hire, moving bills, any new equipment you might need… The list is not endless, but it is long, and planning it out ahead of time is quite simply essential.
Make Sure You Find The Right Movers For The Job.
Anyone who has ever moved home or office knows that rushing your choice of movers is a bad idea. It’s as ill-advised as deciding that you can fit an entire office’s worth of furniture in the trunk of your car (it doesn’t matter how many trips you make, do not do this!). Look for a firm that has plenty of experience, and experience of moving offices specifically. Look for excellent customer feedback, and evidence that they can cater to your chosen location. For those of us with offices in busy urban environments, you are going to want to know that the people who are getting all your equipment from point A to point B can handle it. If you’re looking for Toronto movers, for example, you need a firm that knows the city inside and out and has decades of experience. Phillips Movers has been serving Toronto since 1923 and they can help you plan and execute the perfect office move.
Remember To Keep Your Employees In The Loop.
When you are wrapped up in the chaos of a big move, it is easy to lose yourself in the technicalities. Have the bills been paid at the new location to make sure you can start work straight away with no waiting around for the broadband to connect? Have you told your major clients when the move is taking place so they aren’t getting frustrated trying to contact you? However, it is so important to consider how the move impacts the people you work with. While we wait for everyone to receive their vaccine and things to return to normal, maintaining open lines of communication with your staff is paramount. So, keep them in the loop and ask how you can make this easier on them.