We hate to be the ones to break this to you, but moving your company is a hard process! There, we said it. The good news, however, is that we are here to help you make this transition as easy as possible! Without further ado, let’s get started!
Have a Plan
Having a solid plan to follow can be a huge game-changer when it comes to successfully moving. You need to have a timeline, budget, and packing necessities, listed out and ready to be conquered. This is a crucial step to make sure that you don’t forget anything when the time comes. It is a good idea to keep something to write with on you at all times because you never know when inspiration or ideas will strike. The more prepared you are with your plan, the better off you will be!
Gather a Team
The truth is, you aren’t going to be able to make the move alone. You will want to assemble a group of your coworkers and employees to be able to help you plan and prepare. They will be able to give you a fresh perspective on the move and can even help you come up with new ideas that you maybe hadn’t thought of. Since you will be working closely with them, don’t be afraid to get them a gift, like gourmet chocolate or floral arrangements, to show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication. They will feel valued and you will feel good knowing you have a solid team by your side!
Though you will have your work team to help you prepare the office, it is a good idea to hire professionals to execute the difficult stuff. Having an office moving service will take all the heavy lifting off of your shoulders. You will be relieved to have hired professionals to carry desks and boxes to the moving truck and to unload them in their new home, too. Just be sure to budget properly for this service. You will be glad you did!
Reach Out To Partners
We are sure there will be quite a few partners to notify about your move. You will want to make sure they know well ahead of time. That way, they can prepare for any disruptions in your partnership. Of course, you want this to be as seamless as possible, but letting them know will help to counter any sort of bumps in the road that come your way. They will appreciate the heads up and it will help them to plan accordingly.
Get Rid of the Excess
Moving is a great time to downsize and ensure that you are only bringing the necessities to your new office location. This will cut down on moving costs, and it guarantees you are only taking what you need. Encourage your team to get rid of excess things, but double-check that they aren’t vital items. It will feel great for everyone to move into the new space without the extra baggage!
Have an Announcement Prepared
Your working partners will already know about your change of address, but the public won’t know until you tell them. Have a social media announcement prepared to share with the general public to make sure they know you are in the process of moving. If you feel as though there won’t be any sort of disruptions in terms of service, don’t tell them until after the move has taken place. Either way, keeping your client base in the loop is a great idea, so don’t skimp out on this one!
We hope that you are able to have a successful move and that you and your business thrive in your new place! Good luck and happy moving!