How to Prepare for an Office Move

Moving office is an exciting time for any business, but can also cause disruption for the day-to-day running of your business. By making use of the following hints and tips, you can help to keep that disruption to a minimum.

Start early

It’s never too soon to start planning your office move. Indeed, most commercial removals companies advise planning at least three months prior to the move itself. This gives you a chance to think through the moving process in some detail.

Declutter your old office

Moving office is an ideal opportunity to get rid of any old equipment or files that you are no longer required to keep. Anything you haven’t used in over 18 months is unlikely to be used again any time soon.

Plan out your new office

Make sure you have a scale plan of the new office. This allows you to plot out seating arrangements in advance, which will inform your removals company where everything needs to go, saving you time and effort following the move.

Label everything

Of course, planning where your furniture and equipment is going means nothing if the movers don’t know which chairs are for which room. Have your staff label all their equipment with their name and team to save confusion later.

Let people know

Do your clients know you’re moving office? Have your websites and social media accounts been updated with the new information? Failure to address these details can lead to an awful lot of lost business.

Hire a reputable commercial removals company

Not all removal firms have the skills and experience to perform a satisfactory office move. Be sure to confirm with your intended movers that they know what they’re doing ahead of time, and ask them what experience they have in commercial moves.

If you’re based in the Leicester area and looking to make an office move, get in touch with Stokes Removals and Storage today on 0116 239 3000. A member of our helpful and friendly staff will be happy to assist and provide you with a free, no obligation quote for our services.

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