Moving office can be a stressful time for even the most organised businesses, which is why it pays to be well-prepared for the move both leading up to and during the move itself. At Metro Removals, we know a thing or two about office removals, and that’s why this month we’ve put together this guide to moving offices to ensure your move comes off without a hitch.
It’s essential that you know the size of the office you’re moving into to ensure a smooth transition on moving day. Get full measurements of the office to create a floor plan upon which you can work out where all your furniture will fit and how you’re going to lay it all out.
Once you have done this, you’ll be able to work towards either downsizing or upsizing depending on how big your new office will be and how much furniture you have. Getting a lid on the amount of furniture you’ll need will save you time, money and a couple of headaches in the long run. If you need to downsize, try selling it on before the move, but if you’re upsizing you’ll have the time to shop around and get the best new gear on the market.
Set Up Your Bills
You don’t want to get settled into your new office only to have a hefty bill find its way to you a few months down the line, claiming you owe money for utilities used at your old office. Be sure to notify your energy and water providers of the date you’ll be moving offices and also ensure you set up the new utility accounts to begin when you move into your new premises.
To avoid rushing around packing half of the office up with only hours to go until the move, you should start packing in advance. Pack the non-essential parts of the office first to ensure that you can continue to work right up until the last couple of days in the office before the move. It’ll pay off and strengthen the accounts during the move if you can minimise downtime, but it will also make sure that you’re in a good position to recommence work in the new office because essential items will be unpacked first.
Label your boxes and organise everything meticulously, and get your staff to help you do so. Moreover, you should invest in high quality packing materials to protect your goods when they’re in transit. Metro Removals supply packing materials and offer premier packing services for your convenience.
The day itself can be extremely stressful and you’ll be looking to minimise the impact of that stress as much as possible. Hiring a professional removals company will be the make or break aspect of your move – doing so will ensure that your move is easier and that any business downtime is kept to a minimum.
It will also pay off to organise your boxes appropriately so that when you get to the new office the essential items are readily available to unpack first. Don’t forget to drop off the keys of your old office and pick up the ones for your new place!
For the best removals service in the Kettering, Market Harborough and Thrapston areas, you need look no further than Metro Removals! Our family-run business has over 30 years of experience in the removals industry, so you can rest assured that with us you’ll be in safe hands. We are committed to providing the highest quality services (including packing all your belongings up for you too!) that ensure your office removal is as stress-free as possible. To discuss removals with us, contact our friendly team today!