Moving offices? What you need to do to prepare

Moving office can be incredibly overwhelming for a business owner, but the key to making an office move as seamless as possible is being prepared. Here’s a checklist of things you can do to prepare for moving offices.

6-8 weeks before the office move

You should start to prepare for your office move around 6-8 weeks before your actual moving day. Create a timeline that has all of the important dates on it, such as when a deposit is due or when certain utilities will be shut off. Once you have all of the dates in place, it’s time to alert your landlord or property manager that you will be moving. Having to move office space can be difficult, especially if you have a lot of heavy furniture, so remember to reach out to a moving company for help.

1 month before the office move

A month before you move offices you should let all of your customers and suppliers know that you’re moving, and the address you will be moving to. You should also ensure that business cards and other marketing materials have your updated address on them. Now is a great time to declutter your current office, removing any unnecessary items so that you have less to move when the time comes.

1 week before the office move

Now it’s time to get packing. Make a plan for the layout of the new office space so everything can be setup a lot more easily. Try and colour code or label as much of the furniture and boxes as you can for quicker organisation in the new office.

Once you have successfully moved into your new office remember to let your customers know that you’ve moved. All online listings should also be updated with your new address.

Having a set plan in place can make an office move a lot easier for you and your staff. Plan out your move so there’s as little disruption to your business as possible.

Give us a call or contact us and we can help you and your office move go as smoothly as possible.

Good luck with your move and congratulations on your new office space!