Office Removals - The Best Ways to Do It
Published on Monday, 02 July 2012
Planning an office relocation is not an easy task. In fact, it is tedious , stressful and time consuming. There are so many documents and archives that have to be packed and transported to the new place. In addition to that , you have to take all other office equipment with you.
Here are five steps, which are the best way to relocate your office:
Step one: Plan ahead. When you know that you have to relocate your office you should start planning in advance. Don't wait for until the last minute to get everything done. Start collection small parts of your office and have them packed. I suggest you start doing this at least one week before the actual removal. However, you will need some of this stuff in your daily work, so start with packing first those you know will not be needed for a long time; like old documents or archives.
Step two: Inform your employees on time. Some company owners and managers are keeping employees not informed about important changes, like relocating the office. This is not fair to your employees. Think about how will they feel when the moving men start loading the office equipments and your employees don't know what is happening. Besides , this can affect their own plans as well. So , make sure to let your employee know about the office relocation on time.
Step three: Check the moving company. Before starting with the move you should make sure that the company which will provide these services is legitimate. In fact,you should try to find the most reliable moving company to take care of your office stuff. All the things you have in your office are certainly valuable , so you don't want something to be damaged or lost while moving. Moving the office is much like moving to a new house; you have valuable things at home , but you also have valuable stuff at work. So, you should take care of your office, the same way you take care of your home. This is why, you have to be sure that you have hired the best moving company to transport your office equipment.
Step four: Clear all the unnecessary stuff before the moving day. You probably will not want to take something, which you don't need in the office anymore. So, before the moving day I suggest you have your employees clear their desks . Furthermore , have the whole office properly cleaned up and ordered. On the moving day, you can get all the employees help with the packing, instead of doing it yourself. The other option is to have the moving company help you with the packing and pay them for that.
Step five: Last but not least, you should keep all your customers informed about the moving. You should send them an information with your new address and phone number, so they will know where to find you. During the moving day, you will most probably be unable to work , so make sure to keep your customers informed about the interruptions.
Truth is, nobody can guarantee a perfect moving day, but at least using the tips above can make the whole process more efficient and less tedious. The five steps given above seem quite simple and easy to do , but it very often happens to forget something important , thus risking to ruin the moving. This is why, it would be easier and more efficient for you to follow these steps instead of wondering what might happen.
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