Moving your business to a new location may be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. A new space marks a new opportunity to expand and prosper. It’s a progressive and exciting step in the life of your business, not unlike when you just started out. And, like those critical first days, taking time to develop a plan is essential for a successful office relocation.
Unfortunately, there is no magic formula for the perfect office move. That said, you can make it easier on yourself and your employees by taking a systematic approach and using an office relocation checklist to ensure that everything gets done on time and stays on track. The only “trick” is starting early and planning, planning, planning. In fact, depending on the size of your office, you may need to start developing a timeline as far as six or eight months out from the actual moving date. For smaller offices, start at least three months beforehand.
It’s also important to consider everything from floor layout and the location of electrical outlets to potential issues such as storage. This is why using a checklist makes sense. It allows you to make sure you consider everything from files and paperclips to conference tables and reception areas. This is one way to ensure that the details of your office relocation are all under control before you even bring out the packing tape. Another important consideration you may make is a temporary solution such as furniture rental, which can ease the transition and get your new location up and running as soon as possible.
Need more help? Check out our step-by-step guide to see what you need to do — and when — to make sure your office relocation is smooth and stress free.
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