If your commercial business is moving across town or across the country, it can be difficult trying to manage all of the relocation details on your own. Whether you plan on moving your company to a multi-office facility, warehouse, or one-level storefront, the moving process can be extremely overwhelming. At Quality Services Moving & Delivery, we’ve successfully helped hundreds of small and large businesses move to their new office space. In order to make your relocation a smooth and successful one, our experienced movers have compiled a list of tips to help make your company’s moving process a little easier for you and your employees.
Keep Your Employees Up-To-Date
Your business would be nothing without your dedicated employees, so make sure you give them a heads-up about the move before hiring a professional moving company. Depending on how quickly your company needs to relocate, be sure to give your workers plenty of time to adjust to the office relocation ahead. As long as you keep the lines of communication open at all times with your employees, you can ensure they’ll be well prepared for the transition ahead.
Send Your Employees A Checklist
In order to make your company’s office move as smooth as possible for your employees, give them a checklist of ways they can individually start preparing for the move. Some things to you ask yourself may include:
- Will your employees need to box all of their belongings or do you plan on hiring a licensed and insured moving company to assist with the move?
- Will there be new office storage solutions at the new location that your employees should be made aware of beforehand?
- How soon before the move will your employees need to start preparing for the transition? One month? Two weeks? Make sure to give them plenty of notice to avoid interrupting their workflow during the big week of the move.
Properly Prepare Office Electronics
Whether your company has twenty employees or two hundred, you will most likely need to move valuable electronics such as computers, projectors, phones, and TV. If you plan on packing up all of your office equipment yourself, make sure all of the cables to the electronic devices are removed carefully and placed in an area where you won’t forget them. The last thing you’ll want to deal with is missing computer cords when you arrive at your new office space. It’s also a good idea to make sure all of your company computers are backed up onto an external hard drive. This way, you’ll have an extra copy of all of your company’s important files and documents in case they end up getting damaged or corrupted during the relocation process. As a business owner, one of your most important priorities should be protecting your company’s data!
Instead of taking the reigns on packing up all of your expensive office electronics, consider hiring professional and licensed movers to assist with your office relocation. When you work with highly trained moving professionals, you’ll be able to rest assured your expensive office computers and electronic devices are being handled carefully and properly. At Quality Moving Services, our certified moving experts have helped hundreds of businesses successfully relocate their offices across town and across the country.
Don’t Forget To Update Your Company’s Info Online
As a business owner, you’re probably already familiar with how important your company’s online presence is. Before you make the relocation to your new office space, make sure you update all of your company’s information, including your new business address, on your company website. If your business is listed on social networking websites such as Yelp, Urbanspoon, or Google+, take the time to update your company’s new phone number and address on those as well. If your business is prominent on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, throw a few posts up to remind your customers of your upcoming relocation. They’ll appreciate you taking the time to educate them on your new office information!
Rid Your Office Of Unwanted Items
If your company has been at its current place of business for an extended amount of time, there’s a good chance you and your employees have accumulated things over the years that you don’t necessarily need anymore. Relocating offices can be a great time to rid your space of all of those office trinkets you no longer have a use for. When in doubt, toss it out! If you’re moving to a new business space that already has electronics installed such as phones, copiers, and printers, consider donating your old office equipment to a local charity and writing it off as a tax break!
Choosing The Right Office Moving Company
If you’re in charge of overseeing your company’s relocation, it’s important to hire the right team of movers to ensure a smooth transition. At Quality Services Moving in D.C., we understand how challenging it can be to relocate corporate offices or move your commercial business. With more than twenty years of experience in the professional moving industry, our qualified movers have the knowledge and skills to successfully and safely move your business’ belongings to your new office space. When you work with our moving company, we’ll handle the many minute details of moving from start to finish, with minimal interruption to your employees and your company. Our efficient moving processes make it easy for you to focus on your business while we handle your relocation. Contact our professional movers today!