Topic: Moving Preparation

Organizing a Company Move as a New Hire| 5 Steps to Plan a Move

Posted on April 25, 2017 by - Commercial Relocation, Moving Preparation

Hired to Organize a Company Move - 5 Steps to Plan a Company Move

As a relatively new hire, you are ready to help the company accomplish their day-to-day goals. You were surprised, however, to be asked to plan the business’ relocation to a new building. It’s a large task and the last thing you want to do is get something wrong. Begin your business move research here and find out how to plan a business relocation as a new hire in five easy steps.

 Plan an Impressively Organized Company Move as a New Hire with These 5 Steps

  1. Get the Moving Facts

Your first step in planning the company move is determining or getting access to the facts of the move. You’ll need to know the budget of the move, when the relocation needs to take place, and where it is the company is moving. The owner of the company or your supervisor should be able to supply you with this information, as you’ll need it to plan the move.

 

  1. Research Moving Companies

do researchOnce you have the facts of the move, you can begin researching moving companies that will meet your base criteria and can provide an organized relocation. You can also establish additional criteria that the moving company needs to meet in order to provide an easy move. Move planning and vendor coordination, or the planning of additional moving contributors, may be an additional requirement so that all moving aspects are organized and planned by experts. With their knowledge, commercial moving experts can ensure efficiency and reliability.

During this step, you should also research the reputation of the moving companies you are considering. Look at their website to see what services they offer and look at online reviews to know if people were satisfied with the company’s service.

 

  1. Planning the Move

Once you have researched the companies and chosen one for your business’s move, you’ll need to inform your supervisor of the plan and inform the chosen moving company about your current and new office. Let the moving company know what items are being moved from your current workspace and where the items are going in the new place.

Some moving companies such as The Quality Group offer a free consultation where they take note of all your equipment and furniture so that they know how to use their resources to better accommodate the business. If your supervisor is expecting to be present for the consultation, be sure to schedule it on a day when they are free. When the consultation is occurring, make sure to show the moving company all the items that will be included in the move so they can plan to work as efficiently as possible.

 

  1. Inform Employees

Once your supervisor has signed off on the moving plans and finalized dates and times, you’ll need to inform the rest of the company. You will need to make sure all employees know the specifics of the move and what their responsibilities will be. Having a meeting where people can ask questions will allow everyone to voice their concerns and get answers they need. Following up the meeting with reminder emails and information packets will ensure nothing is forgotten as the moving date draws closer.

 

  1. Inform Clients and Change the Company Address

Your final responsibility before supervising the actual move is informing company clients about the address change and also updating mailing materials. You can meet up with the email marketing team or request the email list from your inform clients and employeessupervisor and send out an informative email to all the company’s clients about the upcoming move. Updating social media, sending out letters, and sending out reminder emails will also help ensure clients know about the company move.

You will also need to update the company’s address on any company materials and advertising channels. Brochures, business cards, social media profiles, etc., will need to be changed to reflect the new address of the company. Update the mailing address with the post office as well to prevent confusion and mail mix-ups.

Being put in charge of a company move soon after being hired can be nerve-wracking, but you can successfully organize it by following these five simple steps. For easier and more organized commercial relocations, contact a moving company that provides moving consultations and planning. A commercial relocation company that offers a wide-variety of services will help you successfully plan a move and meet the expectations of your new supervisor.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Storage Units for Moving Offices

Posted on December 20, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation, Moving Preparation

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When getting ready to move your business to a new location, it’s important to research storage units to find one that works best for your company, how to pack effectively, and what items should be insured.

Storage Units and You: Finding the Best Options for Moving Your Business

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Deciding what type of storage unit is best for your move comes down to what type of items you’ll be storing. Consider the pros and cons of indoor versus outdoor storage units:

If you will be storing valuable items, personal possessions, furniture, or anything that you’d like to have maximum protection for, an indoor storage unit will be your best option. This type of unit is perfect for protecting your items from water damage, rust, and light.

Keep in mind that temperature controlled does not mean humidity controlled.If you will be storing artwork, antiques, or other collectibles, it’s best to consider special humidity-protected storage options for those items.Most moving and storage companies partner with third-party vendors, who can ensure your items, especially collectibles, are stored in a proper environment. Discuss your options with the moving company and be aware of any special requests or accommodations that need to be made.

If you need to store vehicles, heavy equipment, machinery, or other bulky items, an outdoor storage unit will do the job. Generally, this is the less expensive option and is better suited for larger items that do not require an indoor setting or temperature-controlled protection. If affordability is your primary concern, an outdoor storage unit may be the right option for you.

Packing Effectively:

To eliminate unwanted moisture that could lead to mold while in outside storage, wipe down the inside of machines that hold water with baking soda. Also, avoid using cardboard boxes for long-term storage unless it is inside a temperature-controlled unit. Cardboard is susceptible to humidity and could also attract unwanted pests to your belongings. Generally, the best storage containers are plastic boxes or totes with tightly secured lids.

When storing items in a unit for long-term storage, will you need to have access to any of those items while they are in storage? If you think you will need to retrieve items from the storage unit, store those items last or consider self-storage.

Moving heavy and cumbersome appliances will sometimes require third-party assistance from experts. It is important to hire a professional to remove any appliances that require disconnecting hoses and sealing gas valves to prevent leaking. For example, refrigerators and dishwashers require emptying water and draining lines and can cause damage to floors during the removal process if not done properly.

As a general rule of thumb, the less you have to pack, the less stress you are likely to endure. Because costs are based on the amount of equipment you have, the best time to organize and decide what items to keep and what items are no longer needed is before the moving truck pulls up.

Get insurance for your moveGetting Insurance:

When considering what items to insure in your storage units, consider the most valuable and irreplaceable items. Any valuables that will be transported or stored for long periods of time stand the possibility of damage and/or devalue. Because there are generally many levels of protection to choose from, it’s best to research all of your options and pick the insurance plan that works for your business. Try to pick an insurance plan that will provide reimbursement if your items are damaged in transportation or storage.

Before the big move, do your research on insuring your equipment, determine the type of storage unit you’ll need, and use these tips to pack effectively so your move will go smoothly and efficiently.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Designing an Office Space With Efficiency and the Future in Mind

Posted on October 4, 2016 by - Moving Preparation, Office Furniture

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You’re company is relocating, so why not take this opportunity to design your new office space with the future and efficiency in mind?

Capitalize on your business’ relocation and use it as a chance to design a new office space that focuses on workflow optimization, potential expansion, and employees’ overall work environment satisfaction.

Designing an office space does require careful planning to create a productive space but can be done by focusing on a few key points. Office spaces should be created with a focus on workflow optimization and spatial design. Also, all office spaces should promote a positive working environment, while keeping in mind the potential for company expansion.

A Company Relocation Provides Opportunity for Better Office Space Designs

Workflow Optimization

Workflow optimization is important if you want to reduce costs and provide better services for your clients. Designing your workspace with optimization in mind leads to increased performance and a positive environment.

While all areas of your office will benefit from workflow optimization, the positive effects will be most noticeable in delivery systems, back-office operations such as technical services, and material handling areas.

To create an office using workflow optimization, some easy tips can be used. Remember to construct wide isles so multiple people can pass comfortably. Create areas with easy access to technical equipment and electrical outlets. Position your mailroom near the delivery dock to make the exchange of mail and packages seamless.

When designing with workflow optimization in mind, the main focus should be on eliminating waste and improving the overall efficiency of your office.

Spatial DesignDesign your office space with group workplaces for collaborative projects.

Working hand in hand with workflow optimization is spatial design. In today’s work place, it is important to design spaces that enhance collaborative behavior and encourage innovative discussions.

A spatially designed office should support the free flow of ideas from people in the office. From open workspaces to dedicated meeting rooms, create spaces that your employees can use to share and workshop ideas. Make it easy to get from place to place and encourage teamwork with suitable group furniture, tools, and design.

Potential Expansion

When relocating, you should keep an open mind about potential future expansion. The last thing you’ll want is to have to redesign or move your office again due to an unexpected need for expansion. Not allowing space for expansion now will cost you both time and money later.

Having a multifunctional room in your office that can be used for meetings now and employee workspaces in the event of an expansion later can save you big in terms of time and money. If you know the business will expand in the future, purchase a building with extra land for future renovations.

Project for future business endeavors now to avoid being inefficient in the future.

Positive EnvironmentDesign your office space for efficiency and your employees' happiness.

Sometimes we tend to look past the fact that our immediate environment affects our emotions, mannerisms, and general wellbeing. When relocating, create an office space that promotes a positive environment. Include break rooms, open snack pantries, and creative meeting rooms to enhance your employees’ happiness.

Providing your employees with a creative and innovative work place leads to an overall positive environment, increasing productivity as well.

Relocating your business provides many opportunities for you to design an office space that supports innovation and high productivity. Focus on workflow optimization and spatial design to create a new space that promotes discussion and creativity. Remember to plan ahead for any potential expansion your business may go through. Above all, design a workspace your employees are proud of and comfortable in that results in a positive work environment for everyone.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Communication is Key to a Successful Move

Posted on September 20, 2016 by - Moving Preparation

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Your employees play a big role in your office relocation so it’s important to have open communication during a move. The better communication you have with your employees, the more successful your move will be.

From communicating key messages to listening to your employees concerns, there are many opportunities to ensure clear communication and an efficient move.

Communication During a Move Sets Up Your Business for Success

Communicate Key Messages Communicate key messages during a move.

One of the most important messages you should communicate to your employees is the reason why you’re moving. It’s not just about telling the office that the move is going to happen, but reassuring them that it is the best thing for the business’ future. Communicate with your employees about how the move will grow the business, create a positive impression to clients, and generate a better working environment.

Early Announcement

It’s important to let your employees know about the office move as soon as possible. Employees need to know what to expect and have the chance to ask questions. If you delay the news about the move, you run the risk of negative rumors starting. This could, in-turn lead to your employees feeling that their jobs are threatened. It’s best to avoid the possibility of rumors from the beginning by announcing the move honestly as soon as possible. You’ll be able to address any questions and unknowns with true information so no employees are left thinking of the worst scenarios.

Talk About the FutureCommunicate during a move about future plans, address everyone.

Get your employees excited about the move by painting a clear picture of the business’ future. Communicate how this move will be beneficial to all employees. You can send out pictures of the plans or a link to the virtual tour of your new location. When employees are hyped up about the relocation they are much more likely to have a positive attitude during the moving process.

Listen to Staff

Your employees will have a lot of questions and concerns when it comes to the move. Be sure to take time to speak with all your employees and listen to their anxieties. Give them the chance to tell you what you can do to make this move stress-free for all employees.

Communicate Throughout the Relocation

Most importantly, you should continue communication about the move to your employees throughout the whole relocation process. Share updates about the new building or send out a countdown to the move day. You can also prepare an office-wide newsletter that includes tips on packing up an office, tips on moving a family, and general updates about the relocation.

Relocating your business is a stressful time for you as well as your employees, but with a few added communication efforts, it can go smoothly and can be a success.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

 

How to Downsize Your Office Space

Posted on August 16, 2016 by - Moving Preparation, Office Furniture

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There are many benefits to downsizing your office space. It can be a money saver, a workforce enticer, and a business expansion enabler, but making it happen can be tricky without some careful planning. The point is not to move into a new office that will have you and your employees crammed and rubbing elbows with each other for an extended period of time. Instead, you want to find a smaller yet comfortable space that eliminates unused areas yet keeps functionality at its full potential. If you are downsizing your office, consider these tips:

To Downsize Your Office Space, Don’t Think Traditionally

Multi-Functional Rooms

Many companies have dedicated conference rooms, meeting rooms, and break rooms that people use on a regular, but isolated, basis. These rooms usually serve specific purposes and the rest of the time each sits empty and unused. Businesses can easily conserve space by finding an office that has a room that can be used for all of these purposes. A single room can be dedicated for those eating lunch for several hours in the day and then serve as a meeting room or conference room during other business hours. This will cover all your business needs while reducing the amount of office space required.

FurnitureDownsize your office space with multifunctional furniture.

Workspaces, tables, and chairs are all relatively easy to change when downsizing your office. Many furniture companies now have modular furniture options or furniture that can be converted and used in multiple ways. For example, a large table that can be broken down to several smaller ones or a desk that also acts as storage space can be extremely useful to the business trying to save space. Easily moved lightweight furniture and furniture on wheels can also make reconfiguring your office easy when the need arises.

Location

There are many alternatives to the traditional, stand-alone office building. If you are looking to downsize your daily needed square footage you may consider alternative workspaces. Pairing up with another business to share conference areas or break rooms can help decrease the square footage of your needed personal office space. You can also encourage your employees to work from different locations. Allowing your employees to work from home or another location, even on a rotating basis, can save your company loads of space.

Think Vertically or Digitally

When needing more storage space, many businesses tend to expand horizontally, adding in another desk or file cabinet. Horizontal expansion however is not always the best option. Businesses can use less square footage if storage is built vertically or digitally. Acquiring shelves to go on top of desks or to be secured on walls can mean less furniture spread throughout the office. Digital storage is also a great option to reduce the amount of furniture and thus space needed in an office. You can remove large amounts of paper and store it online or on hard drives and turn a whole file cabinet into a folder on a computer with digital storage.

Interior designersInterior designers can help you downsize your office space functionally.

Designing an office to be both functional and space efficient requires skill and knowledge about what products are out there and what designs are functional. Interior designers can design and organize an office for functionality and efficiency no matter the office size. Choose interior designers that partner with a relocation company for a smooth transition through space design, furniture selection, and furniture installation. If your goal is to have a small yet functional office, hiring a moving company that is paired with interior designers can help your business achieve your ideal balance of office size, storage area, and workspace room.

Downsizing to a smaller office can be a beneficial decision for your company. With some careful planning you can obtain increased efficiency in a smaller space and save money all at the same time. Think outside the standard office space to downsize effectively and remember these practical tips for a smooth transition


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Supporting Employees During an Office Move

Posted on July 26, 2016 by - Moving Preparation

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Support Your Employees During a Move

Relocating your company to a new location involves meticulous planning and significant preparation. You have many aspects to consider including the furniture, equipment, and daily essentials. While the item logistics for your move are extremely important for your business, there is another aspect that is a vital part of your business you’ll need to address too. Your employees will need a different kind of support for the move than your business items. For your employees, the move is new and unknown. Supporting them during the change is key to keeping your business running smoothly.

How Moving Impacts Employees

A few days of interrupted work due to the move will not heavily affect your employees work life. An employee can generally recover their work routine easily after an office move because it is not a permanent disruption. While their work life will not be heavily affected by the move, their personal life is another matter. Whether it is an international move or a local move, routines will change because of the relocation. Commutes, daycare pick-up times, and morning routines can all be affected by an office relocation. Your employees will need to adjust to the relocation and have time to plan how they will accommodate the change.

Revealing the Relocation NewsSupport your employees during a move by answering questions.

The initial reveal of the move will likely come as a shock to your employees. While you and your management team may have been excited for the change, you’ve already had time to adjust. Your employees will feel differently and will need time to understand what this means for them. Tell them face-to-face and be ready to answer any questions they may have about the move. You’ll want to tell them as early as you can so they can start their own preparations and begin to plan for themselves and their family. The more time they have to plan the better prepared they will be for the new office.

Support your employees during a move by offering some assistance. Supporting Your Employees During the Move

Supporting your employees during a move will help them adjust to the new location quicker because they will have one less thing to worry about. Whether you help them plan their new commute or provide a moving care package that pays for their relocation, providing some kind of assistance will relieve a little of their stress. Showing that you are aware of the challenges facing your employees and are putting forth effort to help them through it will go a long way. Whatever assistance you decide to provide to your employees, decide in the planning stages and let them know when you announce the move.

Your employees are a valuable part of your business. Supporting your dedicated workers in the relocation will help you retain happy and hard-working employees. The extra support will also relieve their stress and allow them to stay focused on the job at hand. An office move can be a great new experience for everyone involved with the proper support for and from your employees.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Your Moving Questions Answered

Posted on July 12, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation, Moving Preparation

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Business Relocation Questions Answered

Moving is a taxing time that demands a lot of time and effort. You have many moving parts to coordinate and questions arise about how things should be handled for the relocation. Your moving company probably handles a lot of the process so we’ve compiled a list of questions about the moving process that a lot of business owners have for moving companies. Find out what you need to know so you can coordinate your relocation more effectively.

 

  1. How Do I Get a Price Estimate?Call your movers for a business relocation estimate.

Receiving a price estimate from your local movers should be a simple phone call away. Moving companies vary in how they give estimates but with The Quality Group, we come to your business to do a free move consultation. The consultation includes everything from how we pack up your computer equipment to how many elevator trips it will take to move you out of the building. No matter the method, a moving company will give you a fairly accurate estimate of your move, whether in person or over the phone.

 

  1. When Should I Call to Schedule my Move?

Generally, the earlier moving companies know about the move, the better options you have. Planning your move in advance allows you to pick your ideal moving date instead of having to work around a booked schedule. Moving companies try their hardest to accommodate clients and schedule something on short notice but it doesn’t always work out optimally. Get an easier experience by booking your move as soon as you know you’re relocating.

 

  1. What Services Can You Provide for the Move?Business relocation companies offer a wide array of services

Different moving companies can provide a varying range of services. At The Quality Group, we are a comprehensive moving company and provide all the services you need for a move, from the move planning to the furniture installation in the new office. Contact your moving company to understand what services they can provide for you and which ones you’ll have to take care of by yourself.

 

  1. How do You Protect My Items?

Professional moving companies take the safety of your items seriously. They pack your items in protective wrapping, place them in cardboard boxes, or put them in plastic tubs, and secure them safely on the truck. On top of handling your items with care, moving companies have the extra precaution of insurance just in case something breaks. At The Quality Group, we are bonded, licensed, and insured for both our protection and yours.

 

  1. Do You Specialize in Moving Businesses?

Moving companies can be flexible in the types of moves they conduct however, every company is not created equal. A moving company that specializes in relocating businesses, like The Quality Group, knows how to handle business equipment. All your technical and specialty equipment can be managed with the resources commercial movers have that residential movers may not. Depending on your office, and how much equipment you have, hiring a dedicated commercial mover may be your safest option.

Having a basis on what your moving company can provide is the key to a successful relocation. At The Quality Group, we make every effort to accommodate our client’s needs so you can have a stress-free move. Contact your moving company today to find out whether they are a good fit for your business relocation.


 

Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Documents During a Corporate Move

Posted on June 21, 2016 by - Moving Preparation

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Businesses tend to collect a lot of paperwork over the years. Many businesses allow documents to stack up over time without realizing how much paperwork is actually collecting in their file cabinets. While it is important to keep many documents for your own records or to meet standards set forth by laws, it is a good idea to clean records out every once in a while to avoid a paper overload. Moving your company to a new location presents the perfect opportunity to do some paperwork “spring cleaning” for your business.

Find Out How and Why You Should Dispose of Documents During a Corporate Move

During a corporate move clean out your file cabinetsWhy Should I Dispose of Documents During a Corporate Move?

The most obvious reason to get rid of documents you no longer need during a corporate move is that it will save space in your already packed file cabinets. Disposing of unneeded documents will make room for new forms you’ll be collecting in the future.

Another reason to get rid of unnecessary documents is that they could lead to information liabilities. Old documents that no longer pertain to your company could still hold confidential information. If this information gets into the wrong hands it could lead to legal problems and damage your company’s reputation. Getting rid of old documents can help stave off future problems for you and the company.

How Should I Dispose of Documents Before a Corporate Move?

Sensitive documents should be disposed of properly to remove any risk of leaked information. While you may have a document shredder at your office, it might not be sufficient enough to get the job done correctly. Paper shredders that only shred documents into long strips still run the risk of leaking information. It is quite easy to piece the strips back together again. You’ll want to either invest in a crosscut shredder or hire a company to shred your documents for you.

During a corporate move shred your documentsWhat Documents Should I Shred During a Corporate Move?

Keeping essential documents is extremely important for a company. Keeping records of items you haven’t had anything to do with in five years however, may not be the best use of your cabinet space. If you are still worried about shredding the older documents, you can hire a company to help you with record organization and retention.

Moving old, non-essential documents to your new location will just make it cluttered. Removing those documents before your relocation will help you be better organized from the start. Take the time to sort your documents and dispose of any you no longer need and enjoy a smoother relocation process.


 

Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

4 Organizing Tips to Easy Office Relocation

Posted on June 14, 2016 by - Moving Preparation

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Preparing for an office move can be stressful for the whole office. It is disruptive of the work flow and nerve-racking to all employees involved. Successful organization before your move however, can lead to a seamless and easy office relocation and as well as stress-free unpacking.

Have an Easy Office Relocation with these 4 Organizing Tips

1. Label EverythingLabel personal items for an easy office relocation.

While your moving company will move all of the big equipment and furniture, ensuring correct installation and relocation of these items, you and your employees will need to take care of the small and personal items. Labeling your small and personal items will ensure your equipment is relocated correctly and lead to a smoother move as well as an effortless unpacking process. Labeled files will end up in the correct filing cabinet while kitchen supplies will make it into the kitchen area instead of the lobby.

Use color coded labels for even more organization.

 

2. Use ChecklistsChecklists help you ensure all aspects of moving are covered.

When getting ready for the move, use checklists to ensure that every aspect of packing is covered and all items are organized before the movers arrive. Your list might include checking in with every employee and confirming they are prepared for the move or completing a walk through of the communal areas to verify that all is packed. You could also have a general inventory list to confirm that everything is accounted for in each area of the office.

 

3. Delegate TasksPut one person in charge of a specific task to ensure things get done.

Who packed the kitchen supplies? Where are the communal office supplies? To avoid these questions, delegate communal space packing to certain employees to guarantee all communal packing is complete before the big move. Delegating tasks will also ensure that nothing is left behind. Putting one person in charge of a specific area will provide your employees with a sense of responsibility and give you a point person to talk to if an area is left unpacked.

 

4. Assign New OfficesFor an easy office relocation, assign new offices before you get there.

Before the move, give your employees their new office numbers or cubical locations. Provide them with a layout of the new office space so they can familiarize themselves with the arrangement. Have them label their personal office boxes with their new office numbers or names. This can help prevent an office scramble after the move.

At Quality Group, we can help you plan your layout and optimize it for workflow efficiency and assist you in office assignments. Having a third party assign offices can lead to fewer arguments between employees fighting for the “best” office space.

Moving an office is stressful enough, but taking a little time before the relocation to organize yourself and your employees can lead to a harmonious and easy office relocation. Use these tips to ensure that packing and unpacking your office goes smoothly.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Avoid Moving Twice with New Furniture

Posted on June 7, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation, Facility Installation, Moving Preparation, Office Furniture

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Moving logistics can be a nightmare when trying to coordinate all variables. From the moving company, keeping clients informed of your schedule, interior designs, system installers and everyday vendors, the stress can add up quickly. The Quality Group can help alleviate much of this stress and can help our clients that use this time to update their office furniture as well. Whether it is due to normal wear and tear or the desire to keep the office atmosphere consistent with the new location, businesses can often add another layer of complexity with scheduling when making this decision. What happens if you order and it is scheduled to arrive after you’ve already moved? What happens if it arrives too early? We have some advise on how the Quality Group can help.

Don’t Let New Furniture Result in You Moving Twice

Avoid Moving TwiceYou can avoid moving twice with help from The Quality Group.

A common practice in the business world when relocating is to essentially move twice. You may think this is absurd, but it happens more often than you think. Many companies will move into their new office with their old furniture, then pay someone to come and get the old furniture and then pay someone else to bring in the new furniture. Businesses lose a production day when this procedure is followed, but they often don’t see another option. Companies have to keep old furniture until new furniture arrives and scheduling pick-ups and deliveries for the same time is virtually impossible. You can however, avoid moving your furniture twice with a little help and planning.

Purchase and Ship Your New Furniture Early

To avoid moving twice, purchase your furniture early in the moving process. You can avoid a large amount of stress by researching and purchasing your new office furniture before you start attempting to coordinate companies. Purchasing the large items early will also give you leeway on deciding when and where you want it delivered. Instead of shipping your new furniture to your old location where you don’t have room for it, or having it shipped to your new place weeks after you’ve moved in, you can ship it to your moving company: The Quality Group.

Store Your New Furniture with the Quality GroupAvoid moving twice by shipping your furniture to The Quality Group

Storing your new furniture with The Quality Group can reduce the amount of work you have to do by cutting down coordination requirements and streamlining the time needed to get your new office up to par. When you purchase your furniture from an outside vendor, The Quality Group is able to safely store it until moving day. When you ship the furniture to The Quality Group, you remove the need to find storage elsewhere and you avoid moving twice. The Quality Group receives, inspects, corrects any mistakes, and stores your furniture until you are ready to move into your new office.

Enjoy the New Furniture at the New Office

When your move day comes, The Quality Group brings and installs the furniture to your specifications. With this process you don’t need to worry about having your old furniture in your new office until the new ones arrive. You also don’t have to worry about coordinating multiple companies, into your move. The Quality Group will already know your move schedule and relocate the new furniture into your office at the same time as moving all of your other equipment, thus avoiding operational downtime. The whole process will happen on the same day and you will avoid the double move situation.

Storing new furniture with your moving company can greatly reduce the stress and work that comes with business relocation. Excess company coordination is removed and aesthetics are not sacrificed when everything arrives at the new office at the same time. The Quality Group aims to ease your moving process by helping to manage your furniture substitution by storing your office furniture until the day you move into your new office.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.