Moving for a job usually is an exciting event. But moving your whole company to a new place? Well, not so much. There are a lot of things to think about, and a lot of people to include in the whole process. You’re not moving only your office; you’re moving your employees, your important papers, valuable equipment, and a lot more. It takes good organization skills, a lot of planning, and a lot of time. If you’re lucky enough to have that last one. We wanted to be of some kind of help, so we made you a perfect checklist to follow during corporate relocation. Hope it’ll help!
Where to start?
There are a lot of steps to take when you’re moving an entire office. So some money and time-saving tips are always welcome. Let’s try to cut it down to the most important steps for you to pay attention to. Here are our suggestions.
A perfect checklist to follow during corporate relocation
1. Establish your budget
It’s always a good idea to calculate your costs before you even begin. So, at the very least, come up with a budget for the move, what the rent costs, how much you’ll need for moving materials, etc. You may or may not want to get quotes, but it’s hard to say. You may have other moving expenses like shipping, etc. and those are always best to count into your budget. We always suggest setting a budget when we’re moving; you never want to under prepare!
2. Find the right moving company
Compare moving quotes from at least three or four different moving companies. You want to find the one that’s right for you. There are a lot of different factors that go into the quote. How big is the office that you’re moving to? How many of you are moving? Do you need a truck or shipping? How many pieces of furniture do you have? These are all things that affect the quote, and the cheaper the quote, you may not be getting the best service. Don’t settle for the first quote, try to get more of them.
3. Provide moving supplies
Moving supplies are often overlooked when the moving company is quoted. Supplies like boxes, tape, moving blankets, packing supplies, a moving dolly, and packing sheets are all good things to have when you’re moving. These are things that help the movers make your things more secure and easy to move. They should be able to give you some idea of how much you’ll need. They should also provide you with packing supplies so you don’t have to spend any money on packing supplies. Some services may charge you extra for this, but we think it’s a good idea as it allows you to save money by doing it yourself.
4. Change your address and notify your business contacts
This is a big one, and it’s often overlooked when moving. Do this at least 2 weeks in advance! It’s important to make sure you have your correct address for the move and notify anyone you know that may have mail delivered to your old address. We always suggest updating your address with your new one and having a sign made that clearly states where you’re moving to. It’s a pretty simple process, so make sure it’s done before the move! You’ll need to notify the post office by giving them your new address and your old address. They’ll forward your mail to your new address.
Enjoy your new office space!
Who says moving has to be tough? Once you look at our checklist to follow during corporate relocation and find the right moving company, you’ll be done in no time! Just make sure you start on time! So you better get down to business.