Moving your corporate office or small business can easily become a daunting process if you don’t have all the right tips. Whether you’re growing, downsizing, or transitioning to a work from home policy, there are lots of moving parts to take care of. If you find yourself deciding about your office relocation, here are a few moving tips to make the process stress-free.
Start planning as early as you can, ideally 4-6 months before you want to make the transition. Use this time to find a space, decide the layout, make designs, find equipment, and give employees enough time to plan for themselves. Create a floorplan for both the movers and employees so everyone is on the same page.
Along with planning in advance, be sure to hire the right full-service moving company 1-3 months ahead of time. Make sure to get a full estimate and a moving company experienced with commercial relocation. Move Happy specializes in commercial and office relocation with a fair, flat-rate quote as well.
To transition your business seamlessly, getting your office equipment ordered 1-2 months ahead of time will give you enough time to unpack and settle in. If you have a large ordering big equipment, consider shipping it once so you don’t end up paying for moving twice- one to you, and another to be moved. If possible, set it up so you can have all of your items arrive at your new office before you move in.
Before moving, make sure all of your clients and contacts know that you are moving with a change on your business cards, letterhead, website, email signature, and other marketing materials. Update your social media profiles and Google business listing as well.
Consider giving your employees some extra time where there are no important meetings or deadlines so they have time to move appropriately. This will put everyone in a great mindset and keep everyone efficient and organized.
Learn more about Move Happy’s corporate moving and office relocation services to ensure your move is a stress-free and happy! Contact us at 888-884-5131