The New Year is about setting goals and making a fresh start. This year your business is making a fresh start with a move to a new office. The move is the first step in making some major changes in the way your business is run. You’ll want to make sure the changes start right in the beginning with the relocation so you can carry that momentum through the year.
Here are some New Year goals for your business you can begin working on during your move and that you can carry forward throughout the New Year.
Businesses burn through a lot of material, including recyclable material like paper and plastic. In addition, employees of businesses go through their own materials including water bottles, soda cans and sandwich bags. Set up a few recycle bins in the office while you start your move and recycle the materials that won’t be following you to the new location. Once you are in the new place, keep the recycle bins alive and encourage your employees to recycle their materials as well. Your business will become more earth friendly and you will feel better about your business.
Similar to recycling, during your move you might find some equipment that you no longer use or have replaced a while back with newer versions. Instead of throwing those items out, donate it to other companies that might need it or to stores that take donated items that will resell it. Just be sure to erase any stored information on the equipment to ensure your business’ safety. Donating these items will reduce how much you have to pack from your current office and store in your new office. Supplies that are no longer being used are always appreciated any time of year.
Relieve the extra stress
Moving is a stressful job and adds more to your already huge pile of things to do. To relieve some of that stress set aside time to relax and to ensure that there is no down time in your business operations, hire a full-service moving company that will unpack everything for you.This will help you stay calm during the move and the service will remove some of the things you have to worry about. Your employees will be able to walk inand start working Monday morning, as if nothing has changed. Setting aside time to relax during the week is a good practice to keep going throughout the year as well, you’ll feel more relaxed and ready to get to work when you need to.
With the New Year here and your business starting fresh in a new place, take some time to set goals for your business as well as for yourself. After all, the New Year is all about making improvements and there is always room for improvements, even in the business world.
Recycled and refurbished furniture is a trend on the rise. The internet is full of ways to reuse, recycle or “up-cycle” chairs, desks, tables, cabinets etc. But what about for offices? Should you invest in recycled office furniture for your commercial facility? Whether you’re about to move offices or just considering renovating, refurbished furniture can save you money, help your community and get good press for your business.
Office moves and renovations are expensive. From moving costs to lost productivity, expenses add up fast. Check new office furniture off your list by reusing what you have or finding recycled or refurbished furniture. Imagine how many employees your office has. Now imagine buying brand new office furniture for every one of them. With recycled office furniture, you can save as much as $7,000per workstation. And according to leading workplace supplier Steelcase, reusing existing furniture after your commercial move may help you towards LEED® certification, qualifying you for government incentives.
Save the Planet
Believe it or not, people notice what your office looks like. Visiting clients look around, and your work environment speaks to the type of company you are. A feature like recycled office furniture stands out. An office that makes an effort to reduce their environmental impact is a company who cares. This kind of commitment to sustainability will be noticed by local media and the community, garnering good press for your business and a favorable impression from your customer base.
Savor Your Style
Many companies want a clean, modern look to their offices. Especially when moving into a new office. Part of the excitement of moving into a commercial facility or getting an office makeover is having a fresh new space to work in. But you don’t have to buy new to look new. You can find modern, efficient workspace furniture that’s up-cycled from old furniture. Check out some examples to see just how good recycling can look.
Considering recycled office furniture? The Quality Group can help. We specialize in finding the right furniture to maximize your office’s productivity. We’ll even get rid of your old furniture for you. Before you spend a fortune on new office furniture, give The Quality Group a call.
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.
During an office move, you might end up with furniture you don’t want or need anymore. Maybe you bought a new desk for the reception area, or your new office doesn’t use the cubicles you had in your old one. Whatever your situation, you end up with a pile of furniture on the curb.
But you don’t have to leave it there. Steelcase, a leading office furniture and solution provider, offers several great ways to put your old office furniture to good use. You can read their advice here. Here are some highlights from the article, along with our insights from 100 years of commercial moving experience.