Helpful office moving tips from an experienced Cleveland moving company
Moving your business’s headquarters into a new building can be an exciting time for you and your employees. Whether it’s because you’re outgrowing your current office, or you just need a change of scenery, it’s nice to look forward to a new workspace.
While the practical aspects of moving all of your business’s furniture, supplies and electronics from one building to another may seem daunting, you can make the entire process much easier by going through this checklist and performing a few pre-moving preparations:
1. Create a moving schedule
Far in advance of your move date, develop a strategic plan on how you’re going to manage your relocation. Create a moving budget, try to figure out how long the move will take, how much downtime you’ll have, and assign simple tasks to your employees.
2. Work with your employees
Speaking of your employees, they may be able to help make the entire moving process smoother by beginning to prepare their office spaces in advance of the move. They’ll be happier knowing that all of their essentials have been carefully stowed away in advance of the move.
3. Let your customers know what’s happening
You’ll want to make sure your move makes as little impact as possible on your business’s bottom line, and that means being transparent with your customers about your relocation. Send them emails, update your social media, and put a sign on the door if you have a brick-and-mortar store letting them know when you’re moving, where you’re moving to, and when they can expect normal operations to resume.
4. Plan your new office setup
Rather than just winging it when get there, figure out where everyone’s office is going to be so you can label all the furniture and electronics with what room they’re going to end up in. This will save you from having to go through boxes one at a time trying to find a particular item for an employee.
5. Be sure you have the right packing materials
Don’t try to go the cheap route by putting all of your laptops into an empty box and throwing them on the truck. Your electronics are too important to risk damaging them during the trip. Make sure you have appropriate, professional-grade packing materials to keep your office equipment safe during your relocation.
6. Book technical help in advance
If you’re going to need outside technical support to help set up your internet, network, printers, or computers, be sure to schedule it well in advance to avoid downtime. Try to have everything set up no later than one day after your move-in.
7. Contact a Cleveland moving company
If you’re relocating your business and need to move your supplies, electronics, and furniture to your new office, contact Leaders Moving & Storage. Our 20 years of moving experience, along with our fleet of modern trucks will safely and efficiently transport all of your business equipment to your new office.
Call our Cleveland movers at 440-497-4393 today for your guaranteed quote.