Moving an office is probably one of the biggest things you’ll do as a team. Everyone’s involved taking care of their little part of the job. There’ll be pressure and challenges, but it will most definitely be worth it. But before you settle into your new office, you’ve got to get the moving process down pat. Here are 5 top tips to help you do it:
Starting early encompasses everything from telling your staff about the move to booking a moving company. Everyone should have a clear idea of when it’s happening and where you’re moving to. Don’t wait until a week before you’re supposed to move. This way, you’re more likely to get a spot with your preferred moving team and have all employees on board.
Hire the best team possible
You only get one chance to move your office. That means you’ve got to get it right the first time. A massive part of getting it right lies in which moving company you hire.
Make sure your movers have experience in office relocation. The Moving Company has conducted countless office relocations, utilising best-practice planning and specialised equipment to provide superior office moving services that ensure your business is operating on the next business day.
Develop an IT relocation plan
Work with IT to develop an IT relocation plan, which includes managing the internet and phone plans, setting up the server, upgrading equipment, and ensuring important documents are backed up to a secure cloud server.
Make a list of things you’re keeping and things you’re purging
Moving offices is a great time to get rid of all the stuff you don’t need. You want your space to be set up as quickly and neatly as possible, so make a list of the items you’re taking to the new office and the ones you’re leaving behind.
Clearly label your boxes
Most companies involve their employees in the pre-packing process, having them pack the contents of their desks and workstations. Make it clear to your relocation experts what is contained within the boxes if you have packed them. Label them clearly and write things like ‘FRAGILE’ if necessary.
The Moving Company is New Zealand’s go-to team for commercial moves and office relocation. They’ve helped countless businesses across New Zealand settle into their new spaces, allowing for growth and continuing success.
Get in touch with The Moving Company for your office move.