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Smooth Transition: Planning an Office Move

Changing where your business operates isn’t a decision to take lightly. We know you’ve carefully considered the pros and cons of an office move. 

After all, your lease is one of your top three expenses. Plus, a great office can boost your employees’ productivity by up to 12%

Whatever your reason for relocation, you need to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. Our guide to moving your office will ensure you get back to work in no time — keep reading! 

Plan Early

You’ve heard that old saying “if you fail to have a plan, you plan to fail”? Keep that in mind for your move. 

Don’t wait until the big day is right around the corner to figure out how you’re going to get everything done. Get your moving packing checklist done at least a month beforehand if not earlier. 

Keep in mind that you’ll need to change your address, inform your customers, and re-route your bills. You don’t want the headache of tracking down a missed payment in the middle of your move. 

Get to Know Your New Space

Before you move to you new space, get to know it a little better. This ensures you have an easy time before and after your move. 

Does the new building have rules about when you can move in? Did you measure the space accurately to ensure it will fit all of your equipment? 

Keep these things in mind while planning your relocation. 

Pack Right

When packing to move where to start is the big question. You don’t want to just throw everything together and then waste time trying to figure out what goes where. 

When packing for a move, make sure you use sturdy boxes and containers so nothing is damaged. A site like The Gaylord Box Exchange is a great place to start. 

Make sure to accurately list the contents of each box. Write the contents on each side of the box in permanent marker so there’s no question what’s inside. 

Be careful when packing cables and wires. They’re easy to get tangled or lost and you need to be able to get connected and online as quickly as possible in your new space. 

Manage your Office Move

When the day comes, you need to work quickly and efficiently. Just like you planned out what to do before the move,  you’ll need a guide for the day of. 

Consider moving over small, non-essential items first. Next, make an order of importance, say computers and cables, to make sure those are the first to be set up in your new place. 

Moving your office is a big undertaking. Assigning a manager to this task is a good idea. 

Celebrate Your New Space

You did it! Celebrate your office move by posting about it on social media and throwing a party for your employees. 

There’s nothing quite like that new office feeling. You worked hard for it and now it’s time to enjoy it. 

If you want to learn how to grow your company further, check out our business advice blog for the latest, most up-to-date info!