Moving you commercial business location is no easy task. It can be difficult to know just where to start and how to get things moving. If you have an upcoming move and need some help organizing your business for the big day, read further to learn a few helpful hints to make the process run a little smoother.
Commercial Business Checklist
Start by making a checklist of everything that needs to go. You don’t want to leave anything out when you make your big move, so use this checklist of items and take a stroll around our commercial office space to make sure you didn’t leave anything out.
- IT and Electronics- computers, chords, telephones, desk equipment and essentials, all IT equipment face, change address and location for internet and telephone providers.
- Furniture- desk chairs, desks, tables, conference room furniture, kitchen essentials in the break room.
- Preparing and Informing- make all employees aware of move dates and their own tasks for packing belongings, the date for distributing keys and handing in current keys. Review the rules of the new building with employees, advertise your move to customers, and order signs for the new space. Don’t forget to hire a cleaning crew for the old office location, change the address for all services, and notify all customers or clients of your move well in advance.
Create a Budget
All moves need a budget. Determine how much your moving budget is and then you will know how much you can/should spend on movers, cleaning crews, and other tasks. This will also help you know how much you should expect your employees to do, as well as any volunteers that might be needed.
Assign Tasks and Be Prepared
Assigning tasks is essential for being prepared for a commercial business move. Your employees and supervisors should know their role in the move. Are they responsible for moving their own personal belongings they might have on their desk? Or should they simply pack them up and let the movers handle the boxes? Supervisors should be utilized to manage their departments in any tasks that are assigned, to make sure that the deadlines for packing and organizing for the move are met, and you can focus on other things.
Always communicate with your employees throughout the process of the dates that the movers will be coming, cleaning crew, and moving day so they are aware of the process and any changes. And finally, be prepared. Use the checklist and your calendar to keep track of what is occurring and when, so that you are fully prepared and packed when the movers arrive, etc.