Moving your home is a pain. You always have way more stuff than you thought you did. Packing starts off with carefully wrapped dishes and ends with bits and bobs stuffed into any open package, regardless of label. For a business, a move is even worse. Heavy equipment and cabinets full of paper make changing locations a time-consuming and profit-eating program, unless you plan your move. Here are three steps you can take to make your move go more smoothly.
Hire It Out
Don’t try to do everything yourself. With office relocation services Greensboro NC, or wherever you do business, you can leave the packing and transportation to the professionals. They get paid not to get frustrated and you can schedule them to get the job done during office downtime or over the weekend.
Plan Far in Advance
One of the best steps is to plan your move in advance. As soon as you know you’re looking for a new location, it’s time to start weeding the office for dead weight. Chances are that even if the majority of your paperwork is now stored in the cloud, you have drawers of old documents. Assign someone to review and scan what’s needed and then hire a document destruction company to pick everything up.
Finally, make sure your customers and business partners are aware far in advance of your move. Important correspondence can get lost and left behind. At least a few months ahead of the move send out the date of your move and the new address. Just before the move, send a second notice. Make sure all your letterhead presents your new address a few weeks before the move. Have a team compile everyone who needs notification so no one falls through the cracks.
Planning and delegation are the most important parts of a move. When you tackle these three keys, you’re ready to make your transition seamlessly.