Commercial moving is quite common these days. And, there are many good reasons for that too! Sometimes it is because the company is growing and you need a bigger space. Sometimes the company is not doing really well. Hence, moving to a better location seems like the only thing to do. There are numerous other reasons for commercial moving, but either way, the preparation for it is always the same. So, if you want some office relocation tips, and to know how to make your commercial moving go smoothly and without affecting your business, profit and clients, keep on reading.
Have a Staff Meeting First!
Before you set your date and your budget for your commercial moving, it is of key importance to have a staff meeting. Your employees must know your plans as they will be affected by the move as well. During this meeting, explain the reason for the move and how your company will hopefully benefit from it. Then ask your employees to help you out. Each of them can, for example, pack their own office or desk. Finally, agree on the moving date. Pick a date that will not affect anybody’s business, and which works for all, of course.
Get Blueprints of Your New Office Space
Before you start packing and preparing for your move, try to get blueprints of your new office space. This is important in order to see how much space you are working with. If it is a lot bigger, then you must buy more office equipment. And, if it is smaller, you must decide what to do with the things you cannot relocate. Moreover, having these blueprints and knowing the exact office layout will help both you and your employees organize better.
Ask Employes to Help Out
If you want the job to be done faster and avoid confusion when you move to your new office space, you can ask your employees to at least pack their own stuff. You can provide them with packing materials and cardboard boxes. Each employee can pack his or her own desk, for example. Do not ask them to pack office furniture or electronics. If something is not packed properly, it might get damaged or broken during transportation. Leave this job to professionals.
Hire a Commercial Moving Company
When it comes to commercial moving, it would be best to find a company that will suit your business’s needs and budget. This applies to both moving a home office and moving those big offices in the city. There are many such companies out there, so it is crucial to do some research. Do not try to cut corners with this kind of a move. Office furniture, equipment, and electronics tend to be really expensive. So, be smart, pack only documents and smaller items by yourself. Other things, like packing, securing, heavy lifting and transporting should be done by the people who have experience in that field.