Office shifting can be an incredibly stressful time for any company, but it doesn’t have to be this way. If you take the proper steps in advance, you can make the whole office shifting much smoother and more efficient than ever before. The most important thing to do when planning office shifting is to know your end goal. What are you trying to achieve by shifting offices? What would success look like? Have you thought about what might prevent you from achieving this goal, and have you come up with solutions to ensure your relocation goes as smoothly as possible?
1) Give Ample Notice
Giving ample notice is the first step to making your transition go as smoothly as possible. When we moved from our old office, it was a seamless process because we gave plenty of notice.
2) Choose The Right Time
When it comes to office shifting, timing is everything. The last thing you want is a transition that’s rushed or confusing. To ensure your move goes smoothly, make sure you’re fully prepared by following these ten tips.
3) Have A Floorplan
1. Plan the move well in advance-Don’t wait until the last minute to start planning your move, as this will only create more stress. One of the easiest ways to plan is by mapping out a floorplan of your current office and then drawing one for your new office; this way you can visualize what will go where.
4) Invest In Good Movers
Office shifting can be a tricky process, but it doesn’t have to be. Invest in good movers who will do all the heavy lifting for you! Movers will pack up your old office and transport everything to your new location. They’ll unpack and set up your new office exactly how you want it–saving you time and money.
5) Label Everything
Label everything. This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to label both the front and back of every piece of paper you have with what it is. Use some kind of coding system so that you can find things more easily later on. Label drawers, doors, shelves, etc. And if you’re feeling really ambitious, make a list of every single thing in your office (including outside storage), along with where it is and what it’s called.
6) Do A Test Run
Moving your office is a huge undertaking. Whether you are moving to a new building or just across town, the process will require significant time and effort from all of your employees. To make this process as smooth as possible, you should conduct a test run before the big move day. Here are some tips for making this process go smoothly:
1) Find an inconspicuous location for the test run.
7) Purge The Unnecessary
1. Purge The Unnecessary You need to go through your office and get rid of anything that is no longer necessary or not being used. This includes old files, paperwork, and office supplies that are no longer needed. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to purging things from the office so make sure you know what you’re getting rid of before tossing it out. If in doubt, throw it out!
8) Update Your Contact Information
Your contact information will be the first thing people see when they visit your website or interact with your business on social media. So it’s important to make sure your contact information is accurate, easy to find and up-to-date. If you’re changing offices, this is a great opportunity to review and update your contact information across all of the different platforms where you do business.
9) Set Up The New Space
The first thing you need to do is make sure the new space has all of the same amenities as the old one. This includes a conference room, kitchen area, bathrooms, and storage. You will also want to take into account any possible changes in traffic flow when planning the layout of your new office space. If you are not able to design your new space with these factors in mind then it may be worth considering staying put until you have more options.
The moving process can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Get ready for your new office with these ten tips for a smooth transition.
Tip 1) Hire movers who are professional and reliable
Tip 2) Work with a company that has experience in relocating companies of all sizes
Tip 3) Take note of all your belongings to avoid forgetting anything important on the day of the move
Tip 4) Stay hydrated!