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A Beginner's Guide to Office Relocation

You may think there’s nothing more stressful than moving house, but being in charge of an office move can be considerably more daunting – especially knowing that the company is partially dependent on the success of the move! Planning an office move is a lengthy process that requires a lot of time and patience. Have a look at these useful tips to help ease the stress: 1)    It won’t just be you moving offices; chances are your whole department will be relocating too. If this is the case it’s worth assigning different jobs to different people, if only to ease your own stress! Discuss the different tasks with your co-workers and create a comprehensive list of what needs to get done, then divide the tasks amongst yourselves. This will maximise efficiency and utilise all the people in your office. You’ll need to consider hiring a removal company, surveying the new property, the layout of the new office and much more, so take the time to plan carefully! 2)    Don’t expect an office move to be done in a matter of days or weeks. To minimise the risk of things going wrong in the new building it’s important to start planning the move many months in advance. Even moving a small office successfully can take up to four months of planning, so try to keep the size of your office in mind! You may think setting aside several months to look into moving offices is a waste of time, but you’d be surprised how many things will have to be taken into consideration.

3)    The new building may have less storage space, need considerable renovation or need specific items installing, so it’s important to be familiar with the layout of your new office. This might mean you need to get hold of floor plans, blueprints, or schematics so you’re aware of the placements of things such as electricity outlets. This will help you to efficiently design the layout of your new workspace in advance to save yourself stress on the day. 4)     If your new office is smaller it’s imperative to create a detailed plan of how furniture will be arranged. Unlike with a house-move, you don’t really have the time to play around with what looks good where, and it’s important to be both efficient and smart when designing the layout of an office.

Take lighting and electricity outlets as well as internet and telephone access points into consideration. 5)    Prepare for the inevitable pitfalls of moving by being aware of potential problems you might face. Your new workspace may require temporary walls to be erected, or perhaps electricians, plumbers or carpenters need to be hired. Being aware of what problems could occur prepare you for the inevitable, maximising your chances of a flawless – or at least an easier – office move. 6)    Budgeting is one of the most important things to consider when moving offices. It’s imperative to keep track of your expenditures so as not to run over-budget. Moving office can be costly so take the time to find the best deals available when hiring removal companies. Try opting for removal companies that specialise in office removals as they’re likely to have greater experience. Some specialist companies may offer discounts for multiple offices, so it’s worth looking for such deals if this is something you require. Find the best deals with price-comparison websites and try to get as many quotes as possible!

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