Moving an office is stressful and if your business isn’t prepared, it can easily become an overwhelming process. To keep your business relocation organized and on track, we’ve outlined some secrets and tips to a successful office move.
Start the process early and maintain open and frequent communication with your employees and your moving company. Identify the type and quantity of equipment needed for moving your business. Whether you are a small business or a large corporation, it’s necessary to organize things in preparation for your relocation. This will help streamline the process so it’s a smoother transition to your new workspace.
Organize your IT crew to disconnect everyone’s workstations for the movers to relocate. The same crew will need to reconnect all the equipment at the new location. At the end of the move, do a walkthrough with your IT crew to make sure everything is arranged the way you planned and equipment is functioning. Designate a lost and found area where unmarked boxes or items misplaced during the shuffle can be located.
Hire a Moving Company
Hiring the right moving company is important. Choose a moving company that specializes in office moves and is reliable. Make sure to do your research and ask the right questions. Schedule a walkthrough with the movers beforehand so they can get familiar with the new location space, parking, and security.
“We’ve moved offices twice during our growth and had WSI coordinate the logistics and execution of our moves. Their team’s ability to make an office move painless allowed us to focus our time and energy on being productive and serving our clients without interruption.” – Miles Kailburn, CEO, Old Town Media, Inc.
Understand the Rules of the Move
Ensure you have appropriate coverage for your business relocation and get the necessary certificates of insurance from your insurance company. Understand the scope of your business move and consider what it will include.
Moving an office isn’t easy, but with careful planning and the right moving company, your business can experience a smooth relocation transition. At WSI Moving and Logistics, we use our proven business relocation process to ensure we are successful with our commercial moves time and time again. Contact us today to start your office move!