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How to Make the Task of Moving a Busy Office A Lot Easier

If you are in charge of a bustling office that employs many individuals and that may be open long hours, you will face some particular challenges should you need to move. Sometimes, you may simply run out of space and be forced to find new premises if you want to grow and prosper. At other times, your lease may simply run out, and for one reason or another, the landlord may not be able to renew. How can you make a major office move like this go as smoothly as possible, bearing in mind that you will want to minimise disruption at every stage?

Military Operation

Moving office is not the same as moving house, especially if your facility already works long or unusual hours. In an ideal world, you'd like to continue operations seamlessly and without any confusion or loss of business, so you will definitely need a plan that takes all of that into account.

Contacting the Experts

Your first task will be to contract some professional office removalists. Make sure that they are flexible and, if needed, can move your office in stages. See if they can work odd hours if necessary to minimise downtime as well.

Handy Tips

  1. Make two separate lists. On the first, include every item of furniture or anything related to storage that is not in regular use, day by day. You'll be surprised how many items you can include here, and you can classify these as "non-essential." Take the opportunity to get rid of anything that you don't really need, but otherwise, you will be able to treat the items on this list independently.
  2. On the second list will be everything else, including working desks and chairs, electronic items and computers. All these items will need to be moved at the last moment and set up first in the new facility, so people can work until the last moment and get back to business with the vital furnishings and equipment.
  3. It may be useful to plan a separate move for the non-essential stuff. You can even move that in two stages and get the removalists to take it to a storage location in the interim.

Tight Coordination

You can make firm plans now that you have reduced your inventory to the bare minimum of essentials. If possible, get supervisors or section heads to coordinate the operation in their respective departments, but make sure they can liaise through a manager who is ultimately responsible for the move. This manager will liaise with the removalists.

Step One

Remember, your first task is to contact the moving experts. They may also have some advice, given their experience in this area.

For more information, contact office removalists near you.