Corporate relocation comes with is own suite of curses and blessings. Maybe you’re consolidating for efficiency’s sake, or perhaps you’re moving into a larger space. Either way, there are a lot of things in your usual office that require strategic organizing to ensure your business relocation goes smoothly.
You’ve found the new ideal destination to match your needs. Your team is ready and on board for the journey ahead. And then, the moving day comes, boxes and people are everywhere. Like it or not, you are right in the middle of it and not sure what to do next. To be sure that nothing unexpected catches you and your team unprepared, here is our guide to preparing your office furniture for the big day.
Tell your staff what you expect them to do
You may give them half a day off, so they are not hanging around the office, or you may want them waiting at the new offices. Remember that health and safety of both your employees and the removal company is essential.
Hire a professional moving company
First of all, do not forget that moving office furniture is not a task for your employees. Even if someone knows how to safely move heavy objects, moving office furniture could result in a strained muscle or back injury. On the other side, professional movers have the training and equipment needed to move heavy office furniture without injuring themselves or others, and without damaging the furniture, offices, and entryways. Make safety your priority and avoid the risk of added costs and lost production, by hiring professional office furniture movers such as East Coast-West Coast Express. Allow us to do what we are best at; we know how to tape up filing cabinets, box-up equipment and to wrap computers safely before packing them into their lorries.
Remember to take extra care with confidential documents
Remember to locate all the confidential or security files much before the move and secure them. You can also ask your hired moving service providers to make special arrangements to consolidate records and documents that require specific escorts. Pack every document in a secure file and seal all the boxes.
Arrange to have a company representative in both the current and new office on moving day
Identify one or two people as the main point of contact for movers, contractors, and staff before the movers are due to arrive. These employees will ensure the proper tools and equipment—like stepladders, gloves with grips, safety glasses, and hard hats—are available as necessary.
To get help for the relocation of your office, you can always contact us, East Coast-West Coast Express to learn more about our complete offer for commercial moving services. Our trained and experienced team will ensure that your office items are packed and moved quickly and safely. We will make all the necessary steps so that your business is up and running in the new space without losing money or customers.