An office move is both exciting and stressful. You need to be organised and ready for a big move while keeping your employees motivated. No need to stress – we have some tips for preparing your team for this big change.
Effectively communicate with staff
Nobody enjoys last-minute planning. It’s important to let your staff know about your company move in advance so that they can prepare themselves for the move. Regardless of whether it’s a short distance or long distance move, communicate the moving process to your staff to give them enough time to prepare. Letting your staff know about the location in advance can help them to plan around the new commute and make arrangements for childcare in a new area if necessary.
Opportunity to organise
It’s time to organise. Before your big move, you need to declutter your current office space so that you know what you are taking to your new office space. Decluttering and organising will help you to determine what you need to get rid of. You can ask your staff for assistance in cleaning up important documents and packing their personal belongings. Make sure to provide them with boxes and labels to help them out.
How to prepare for an office move
Here are tips to help you and your staff during an office move:
- Create a moving checklist
Treat your office move as if it is another important office project. A moving checklist will help you to decide what you need to prioritise, what you need to move, what you need to toss out, and your deadline.
- Pack bulky or unwanted items in storage
You may have items that your office no longer needs. Decide whether you want to dispose of these office items or donate them (such as old office furniture or equipment). If you don’t have the time to go through everything, you can store them away until you have the time to sort through them. Storage units such as the spacious and secure units provided by Master Masters around the country are a good way to safely store your office items away until you have time to sort through it.
- Hire professional movers
Office relocations are tough. There is a lot to plan and organise and you won’t have time to focus on your business. Movers help you to organise, pack, store and transport your office equipment, documents, and other office items so that you have less to stress about. The Master Movers team, for example, not only provides expert packing service and storage units but also helps you to get rid of unwanted items before your move. Using our professional office movers ensures that you receive quality moving services and reduces downtime – helping you to get back to business quickly.
Give Master Movers a call today to make your office move less stressful.