Whether your business size has increased, the rent has gone up, or your previous place became infested with cobras; the process of moving offices can be a huge nightmare. Luckily, there are things you can do to make the experience pleasant, efficient and ensure it doesn’t turn into a working nightmare.
Plan Ahead With A Test Fit
This may seem like a no-brainer but planning ahead means more than just making sure your new office is within your monthly budget for rent – it means making sure the new space will actually fit who you are as a company now and in the future. In most cases, this is an extremely tough thing to do. It can be hard to visualize how a space will be built out or where the furniture will go once you sign the lease. Thankfully, we have a solution for business in this situation: a test fit.
A test fit allows you to visually move into a new space before a lease is signed and can make the whole operation run smoother. Knowing where everything will go ahead of time can greatly simplify the move in process and streamline the steps. Furthermore, you can anticipate problems that you might otherwise face with placement and adjust accordingly.
Don’t Be Afraid To Throw Things Out
It may seem simpler to just box everything up and move it all along, but it can actually impede the process. Being a hoarder does not pay off for anyone, so be sure to get rid of as much unnecessary stuff as possible when you are packing. This will make the unloading and the actual moving so much easier. Conversely, be sure to get more packaging equipment then you might think is necessary. Sometimes packaging breaks, or an object will need a little more protection then it might seem at first.
Think About The Weather
There is nothing worse than having a surprise attack by the rain or a sudden heatwave and having to adjust last minute. Try and practice the route for any moving you have to do yourself. Being familiar with the path you will take, and that the movers will take, can help you anticipate the time you will need. Give yourself more time than you anticipate. There is nothing worse than being stuck in a time crunch when a disaster comes up. And even if a disaster doesn’t come up, there are many different x-factors that you might not be able to anticipate. Remember Murphy’s law, what can go wrong, will go wrong. So keep that in mind when you are moving office spaces!
Get Expert Help Sooner Than Later
Moving offices is likely something most people are not familiar with which can complicate the process. After all, it can be hard to anticipate problems if you aren’t sure what to expect to begin with! That’s why it can often be easier to hire an expert like Workscape Designs to assist with your office move. At Workscape Designs, we are not just office design specialists we are project managers and can handle your office move at any stage. We are also budget conscious and offer finishing and construction work at market prices to help you make your workspace a reality.
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