Moving offices: how to manage your move

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There comes a time in many businesses' lifespans when, if they’re lucky enough, they’re able to expand and make the move to a larger, more accommodating office space. When this time comes, it’s vital to get organised and manage it to the best of your ability, as it can be a daunting task.

If that time has come for your business, there are a few ways in which you can make sure that your office move goes as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

Get prepared

Depending on the size of your business, a move can take a while. Start early, and get prepared by creating lists, designating roles and responsibilities and pre-planning as much as you can.

When it comes to the timings, it’s always best to do it outside of operating hours, so you’re not eating into business time.

Hire a storage unit

You might be thinking, 'what is the best way to store everything'? After all, you may have lots of stock or products which need safe storage for a specific length of time.

Storage units are one of the safest and most cost-effective ways to store office equipment and products ahead of a move. At Safestore, each unit offers security cameras and monitoring around the clock and all units are indoors, so there’s no worry about items or products getting damaged.

Safestore also offers short term contracts, so you can be super flexible and even if you need it for a week, you can rest assured your equipment or stock is in safe hands.

Pack correctly

To avoid any damage when moving offices, ensure you invest in the correct packaging. Anything which can be divided up into smaller parts should be, which can then be stored efficiently.

Get sturdy, big boxes which will last every journey back and forth to the office, and plenty of high-quality tape which won’t break the first time you package everything up.

Plus, padding such as bubble wrap can be highly effective in making sure more delicate objects aren’t damaged. And, you can be sustainable by keeping and saving for any other future move, perhaps if you expand again!

Keep communicating

If you manage a team, make sure you keep them up to speed on everything as it happens. Communication is key – making sure people are aware of all the processes involved will help you in the long-run.

In conclusion, managing an office move is a life stage for many businesses, and there's plenty of ways to do it in a way which is effective and stress-free.