We all know how stressful moving house can be, what with packing up all your personal possessions and loading everything onto a truck and relocating an office is a completely different ball game. Ideally, the relocation project should not impact the business in any way and with that in mind, here are some tips from the professional office removalist.
✔ Create an inventory list – It makes no sense to take items that you will not use; old office furniture should be replaced and Danny’s Desks offers the best deals and can be delivered to anywhere in Australia. Have the new furniture delivered to the new office and the delivery team would be happy to assemble and set up all the office furniture. You should also create a list of items to be disposed of and contact a waste management company when the time is right.
✔ Use a leading office removal company – If you want your business to be unaffected by the relocation, you should source an established removal company, as they have the know-how and resources to handle the entire project, leaving your employees free to do what they normally do. Their team of packers are experts at handling delicate IT equipment and general office furniture and they supply all packing materials, leaving you free to do what you do best, manage your business. Timing is obviously critical; you want the space to be ready for occupation when the move begins; when you use a professional office relocation company, you are assigned a project manager and it is their job to liaise with all stakeholders, thus ensuring a smooth completion to the project.
✔ Office fitouts – Of course, a lot depends on the condition of the new office premises; if it is an unfurnished building, talk to an office fitout company about suitable designs and they would be happy to quote for the design and fit out of your new office. Let’s not forget cyber-security, which is as important now as it has ever been.
✔ Label Boxes – A simple yet often overlooked tip is to clearly label all packing boxes; of course, you won’t have to worry about this if you enlist the help of an established commercial removal company. If you know the contents of a box, you also know where to put it when unloading and this saves a lot of time. Label boxes on the side rather than top or bottom, otherwise you won’t be able to read the labels when the boxes are stacked.
✔ Preparing for the move – There is a lot of stuff that you can pre-pack and this lightens the load when it comes to the big day. Items that are rarely used can be listed, packed and stored ready for transportation. Of course, you need to prepare the new offices ready for occupation and don’t forget to have all utilities connected in advance.
While an office relocation isn’t something you do very often, with the right planning and a leading commercial office removal company will ensure a smooth transition and you can continue to enjoy steady growth.