Moving an office presents challenges that are a bit different than a traditional household move. There are individual employees to be moved as well as their workspaces, yet there is still the daily business at-hand that most likely will need to continue operating seamlessly during the move. At first glance, an office move may seem overwhelming, but with careful planning and a professional office moving company at your side, your office move will go through without a hitch. Here are a few tips for moving your office in South Windsor.
Plan Your Office Move Well In Advance
Dedicate as much time as possible to planning and preparing for your office move. Because there are so many different departments and aspects involved in a business move, having a detailed plan will ensure that you’ve covered every detail. Depending on the size of your business, this planning phase could take 6 months to over a year.
Determine How Packing Will Be Handled
Decide which items can be packed before the move date, and who shall do the packing. Let employees know which items they are expected to pack (if any) and be sure to provide them with the proper packing supplies for a business office move such as moving boxes, packing paper, moving tape, etc. Give your employees a timeline so that they are sure to have their packing finished before the professional packers come in to handle their portion of the office packing.
Make A Plan For Moving Office Equipment
Your plan should include the exact time when the tech equipment, copiers and phones will no longer be available. This way, employees are aware that they need to complete their work before the time that the tech equipment is going to be packed and moved. While it is possible to self-pack and move high tech office equipment, we suggest leaving that task to your South Windsor office moving company. A professional office mover has the know-how, experience and the equipment to move office machines.
Before Employees Arrive
Before you allow your employees to enter the new office space, ensure that all workspaces and equipment have been tested and have arrived in their proper locations. Also be sure that all moving materials have been disposed of so that it is safe for employees to enter the space. Give employees plenty of time to unpack their own belongings and files, and to test their tech equipment so that it is functioning properly when you’re open for business again.
Start Planning Your Office Move Now
While these office moving tips cover the basics, contact the South Windsor office moving professionals at All Points Moving & Storage for a comprehensive office moving checklist. Over our 6 decades of moving offices in South Windsor and handling many New England office moves, you can be assured that we are properly equipped to handle any type and size of office move.