Office Moving Mistakes

Office Moving Mistakes

Relocating to a new office space is an exciting but stressful time. Even with a solid plan in place and thorough preparation, it is inevitable that unexpected things will happen. Take the following points into consideration to ease the transition of moving:

Create a Visual Floor Plan

You might just decide to move all of your office equipment into the new space and then decide how to lay everything out. Even if you have enough square footage to do something like this, it will create a lot more work for you than anticipated. It is a wise decision to create a floor plan or a visual map that dictates where everything needs to end up. You could even take this one step further and detail how everything needs to move into place, like a step by step list. You will want to utilize the new office to it’s fullest and really maximize the space, so laying out where everything will go beforehand will allow you to edit and make revisions without having to physically shuffle furniture around from spot to spot until it’s perfect.

Decide Who Will Manage the Move

If you have ever heard the saying “too many cooks in the kitchen”, you know how frustrating it can be when there are too many people trying to delegate and take charge. Come up with a solid plan beforehand with your team, and then appoint a single person to manage the move. This individual should be highly detail-oriented and quick to make productive decisions based on unexpected situations that will inevitably arise. If you need to hire a moving manager or professional help, Bekins Moving Solutions provides full service office moves and will provide you with a free quote. They are dedicated and have the utmost attention to detail.

Utilities and Essential Services

This may seem like a no brainer, but it is imperative to make a list of all essential services that your current office uses and make another list of potential services you would like to have in the new space. Contact all utility companies well in advance to set up everything in the new office. This includes IT as well as alarm system companies. You want to avoid any disruption in things like phone lines so your business does not suffer. It will add undue stress to an already hectic situation if you realize you waited until the last minute to set up something as imperative as the internet and then you are at the mercy of the provider’s schedule to get your business back up and running.

Relocating an entire office is no small feat. It requires meticulous planning and coordination, not to mention a combined effort on behalf of your team and the professional moving service that you hire. Follow these steps to simplify the process and ensure an easier transition for everyone involved in this process.