MOVING A BUSINESS? FOCUS ON THESE THINGS TO MAKE YOUR MOVE GO SMOOTHLY.
Packing up and moving a business is a stressful endeavor. It can be expensive as well as disrupt normal operations.
As an employee, if you want to help your company relocate, follow our set of tips we’ve put together. It’ll help your company and ensure that everything you need to do your job gets there in one piece.
Commercial relocation can be costly. Whether it’s to another state or even just down the street. Here’s how you can make the process go just a bit more smoothly and easier on everybody.
Familiarize Yourself with the Plan
Communication is a crucial part of a business and in the midst of a move is no different. Familiarize yourself with the plan during a move and make sure you and your peers know your role. What’s being left behind? Are you taking the furniture with? Is anything being replaced in the process?
Ensure you know what’s going on. Know who’s responsible for what. Who’s packing what, what’s getting discarded, what’s the timeline, what are the deadlines.
If you’re the one responsible for the file cabinets, find out your company’s retention policy. You don’t want to get rid of any files you’re meant to hang on to.
Sorting and staying organized is an important part of this job. You’ll likely have three piles: file you’re taking with, ones you’re shredding, and those you can recycle. Getting rid of redundant or unnecessary files is an important part of the process since it can cut costs during the move and make unpacking and setting up a much easier process.
Packing Up Your Own Desk
Packing up your own space is obviously a very important part of the move. Go through every drawer and wrap anything that’s fragile in bubble wrap or packing paper. Don’t put off packing either. Be conscious of your deadlines and make sure you’re on schedule.
Don’t forget to label your boxes and clearly mark who it belongs to so you can avoid any confusion.
The moving company your business hired should provide a set of instructions on how to properly pack and protect your computer. Follow these directions carefully. You don’t want to damage expensive equipment like that.
Before you begin the process, backup your data. Take out all disks and drives before the movers get there.
Your boss and movers should hopefully provide a specific set of instructions for your move.
Follow these carefully and be mindful of the set timelines. Contact your supervisor right away with any questions or concerns you or your peers have.
Working together is a crucial part of a successful move.
Make Yourself Useful
We hope these tips have been useful to you and your upcoming office move. A move is a great time to step up and be a leader for your team.
For help on your move, contact Arrow Moving & Storage today!