Moving your business is a big move. You know it’s going to be great once you’re all sorted. Larger offices, better facilities, you’ve chosen well, now all you need to do is move everything! Well that’s often easier said than done, but you can do it, and you can do it with minimal stress if you plan carefully. Here are our tips for a stress-free office or business relocation…
Start planning early
It’s never to soon to start planning your move, so don’t put it off. Have a dedicated area for all your to-do lists or a shared online repository that everyone involved can access.
Get everyone on board
Sometimes change can seem difficult, so make sure all your employees are kept in the loop. Information about the move will help put worried minds at ease, and ensure that everyone understands their responsibilities for the move. Delegate tasks and listen to any concerns or suggestions. Others may have thought of something that needs to be dealt with that you may have overlooked.
Have a clear out and order new supplies
This is a great time to ditch the junk and replace anything that is broken. Perhaps some stylish new office furniture is required, and it’s the time to shred all that old paperwork that’s cluttering up your cupboards.
Get services in place as soon as possible
Make sure you’ve got a seamless swap over by getting your services such as telephone, broadband and networking all ready before the move.
Keep your clients and customers well informed
It’s also important to make sure you customers and clients know about the move. Perhaps there will be a period when you’re not contactable, or your services will be limited, so give them plenty of warning. Let them know your new address and don’t forget to change your contact details on your website and stationery. Redirecting your post will ensure that you don’t miss any important correspondence.
Make the most of storage facilities
While you’re organising your new premises, it can be very helpful to store some of your equipment, paperwork or furniture. Perhaps you’re having carpets fitted or work people need unhindered access to the property. A self storage facility is a great way to get everything out of the way for a time. With 24 hour access 7 days a week, you have the peace of mind that you can retrieve anything you may need, at any time.
Olympic Storage Solutions offers you unlimited access to all your possessions, year-round, seven days a week, as often as you like, guaranteeing excellent storage conditions. Most importantly, we offer storage units of several sizes, fully personalised to your needs and allowing you to keep the storage cost as low as possible.