No matter the size of your business, moving locations can be an exciting and stressful time. It helps to have a plan in motion and think things through before the move so you’re not left running around on the day of. These tips will help you relocate in an organized manner so you can get started in your new location right away.
Whether you’re an organized person who makes lists and checks them off or not, now is the time to start. Plan the timeline for moving from the packing deadline to the calls you need to make and anything that needs to happen at the old office or the new one to make the move as successful as possible. Start planning to move months ahead to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.
Coordinate with Staff
If you have a large staff and a large building monthly meetings might be necessary to coordinate the move and make sure it goes well for everyone. This can include having a person responsible for checking the old site once all employees have vacated and a person responsible for meeting the movers and getting the ball rolling at the new site.
Update Business Information
One thing that people forget to do until the last minute or even after they move is to update their vendors and their business cards. You’ll also want to update the company website so that if someone wants to know where you’ve moved to, they can find that information easily. Have a point person your customers can contact during the move and while you’re getting established at your new location. Letting your customers know you’re moving is the best way to let them know you care and you want them to bring their business to your new location.
Let Customers Know
If you can contact customers before you move either by an email list or by letting it be known on your social media, then you should do that so they aren’t left wondering where you’ve gone if they show up to the old location. Putting signs up to let them know you’re going to be moving will help you keep lots of your customers in the loop from the beginning.
Another thing that can be done in the months leading up to the move is decluttering. If you’ve been meaning to go electronic with your paperwork this could be a good time to scan things in and shred paper. You can also have your employees go through their desks and closets to get rid of anything that doesn’t need to go with you. This will make both moving and packing a lot easier.
Prepare Your Things
When preparing for the move make sure you get any furniture ready for movers. Tape drawers shut and break down desks so they are easier to get out of the old office and into the new one. Label everything so when everyone gets to the new offices their stuff is easily identifiable and moved to the right location. This will also save you time when it comes time to unpack your office and get going on business.
A little planning can go a long way and make the process go a lot faster. If everyone knows what they’re supposed to do and where their things are supposed to go then you’ll find things will run a lot smoother. Want more tips on moving your commercial office or business? Contact Great White Moving Company, a Fort Worth moving company, for more information.