Is an Office Relocation on Your Agenda?
You and your employees spend at least 40 hours a week in your office, so it has to be a place that is functional and pleasant. Your entire business depends upon what goes down within those walls. With that in mind, you might be thinking about an office relocation. There are a lot of reasons to do so:
- You've outgrown your current office. Your employees need a little breathing room! As you grow and hire more people, you need more office space to accommodate them. (No one wants to share a desk or go to the break room only to discover there is no break room.)
- You want your warehouse and office to be within throwing distance. If you keep a warehouse of inventory, it might be nice to have your office nearby so you don't have to make such a commute.
- You need to increase your visibility. Some businesses benefit when potential customers can see your sign every day and have easy access to your front door. If this is you, it's time to get out of that office tower or hidden alley office and get into the spotlight.
- A new location makes more sense. Maybe your current location was ideal for starting your business, but now it's time to upgrade to a place that's more convenient for your clients, has more parking, or is simply more luxurious.
- You need space for a new department. An office relocation might be as simple as moving one group of employees into a new space in the same building or complex.
Still, no matter how simple the move might seem, there's a lot to think about, which is why it's a good idea to hire a professional moving company that can handle your office move from start to finish.
- Disassembling and Reassembling Furniture: There aren't very many office desks that will fit through a door in one piece (and really, would you want to carry it even if it did?). Taking apart furniture and putting it back together can be time-consuming and delicate: you have to take care not to lose a single screw! You and your employees can make better use of your time.
- Moving Records and Files: You have a system, and you need to be able to pick up where you left off with it when you're in your new office. Before you hire a mover, make sure they're capable of maintaining the organization and protecting the privacy of the people whose files are being moved.
- Moving IT Systems: A laptop is one thing; an entire network of computers, printers, and more is another. Besides, even with a single tablet, you want to make sure it's properly packaged and padded to avoid damage in transit. When you arrive, you want to know your system can be reinstalled efficiently and, of course, correctly.
- Moving Heavy Equipment: Depending upon your business, you might have large, oddly shaped pieces of expensive equipment that need to make the move, too. How are you going to move that thing? How will you protect it? That's what pros do best.
- Keeping to a Timeline: When your office is in transit, it's hard to keep up with work, which is why it's essential for an office relocation to happen quickly.
Not all moving companies have experience with office relocation, and not all of them are able to handle every aspect of the move. We can. From packing to unpacking, our professional, certified movers can manage every detail. Your office relocation starts with a survey and analysis of your office, followed by an accurate written estimate. We're committed to making the process as simple for you as possible. Click here to get started.