Moving can be tough, but it shouldn’t have to be. We want to help you have a stress and worry-free move. So, we’ve compiled a list of some tips you should follow when you’re relocating. After all, this should be an exciting time of new adventures for your business, so leave the stress behind and get excited for what’s to come.
First things first: create your commercial moving timeline. When do you have to be out of your current office space? When are you going to start packing? What are you going to start packing up first? When should I cancel my Internet and transfer it to my new office? You need to answer these questions to help you get organized. We suggest doing this a few months before your scheduled move so that you have ample time to really think about what needs to happen to make your move flawless.
After you make your moving timeline, we suggest allocating duties to your employees. You don’t want to have to be in charge of everything that deals with the move, do you? After you make your commercial moving timeline, you’ll have a better idea of what needs to get done. From that, you can easily designate various duties to your employees. This will alleviate stress, and allow multiple tasks to get done without confusion and mayhem.
About one to three months before your commercial move, you need to make sure you update all necessary vendors your business deals with. If you need new furniture for instance, be sure to order that furniture in advance. The last thing you want is a beautiful, new office with no furniture in it because you didn’t allow enough time for delivery. If you already have your plate full of other tasks, designate this task to an employee. After all, you aren’t the only one that’s moving, so you shouldn’t be the only one with responsibilities.
When you move, your address will change (obviously). But, the reason we’re telling you that is so you don’t forget to change all business collateral with your current address on it, to your business’ new address. Contact your marketing company and tell them about your move a week or two before so they can make all necessary changes to any materials that have your old address on there. Business cards, letterhead, and any other printed materials.
Additionally, send out an email to your current clients and let them know your new address. You wouldn’t them showing up to your old address after you’ve moved. Your clients are what make your business operations possible, so keeping them in the know is imperative.
By taking these few steps to prepare yourself for your move, you can alleviate some stress and be more prepared for your 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.