Although time-consuming and often stressful, moving to a new home is a pretty straightforward process. That’s because almost all of your possessions are easily recognizable. After all, you’re the one who purchased them.
But moving to a different office space, however, is a whole different beast in itself. Desks, chairs, equipment, supplies, furniture, and countless other items must all be accounted for.
So how do you handle this logistical nightmare? Here are a few tips!
Create a Plan
Like most things, a detailed plan will go a long way in making the moving process as simple as possible.
Before you even begin to think of moving anything, first make sure you know exactly where it will go in your new building. If you have a copy of your floor plan or layout, feel free to sketch and jot down a few notes about where you intend to put your items.
By doing this, you can make sure everything is brought directly to its proper place and you eliminate the need to re-organize later.
Moving an entire office is a massive feat to accomplish on your own. For that reason, it’s important to make sure you are able to assign important tasks to the right people.
You might want to consider giving each person involved their own responsibility. For example, one person might be in charge of office furniture, another assigned to manage IT equipment, and so on.
This way you have several people focusing on smaller tasks rather than one person overseeing the entire process which will reduce the risk of making oversights.
Minimize Unnecessary Items
Moving is a great time to take an inventory of everything in your office and consider getting rid of any outdated items that do not get used. For example, today most files are stored digitality. Because of this, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to move large filing cabinets or shelving units used to store paper files.
Take a look and see what you can eliminate and you’ll have the luxury of having more space in your new office.
Hire the Right Mover
As a business, you probably have thousands of dollars worth of equipment and supplies to move when you’re transitioning to a new building. That’s why it’s so important to hire a team of professionals with experience in corporate moving to help walk you through the process.
Not only will this ensure your belongings are protected, but their experience can help prevent logistical and other problems along the way so you can get back to doing business as quickly as possible.
Edmonton Office Moving Services
For those looking to move into a new office space, the experienced team at Western Moving has been helping Edmonton businesses relocate for years. They have the specialized equipment, knowledge, and drive to help you reduce downtime by getting your new office up-and-running in no time at all! Please contact them today to learn more.