Moving homes are stressful at the best of times, but moving your business is, of course, even more complex, which adds to the level of stress that comes with it. The good news is that moving your business doesn’t have to be overly stressful or overwhelming, there are steps that you can take to minimize the stress that comes with relocating.
For everything that you need to know for a smoother move, review our business and office moving checklist.
Have A Clear Out
First things first, take the time to have a clear out. When it comes to moving your business from one location to another, it’s crucial that you take steps to have a clear out. There’s no point carrying unwanted junk with you, is there? Any old or outdated office items, from computers and desks to artwork and desk knick-knacks, make the choice to get rid of anything that you no longer need. There’s no point paying to transport items that your business no longer needs.
Start Packing Early
If you’re not hiring a moving packing company to deal with your packing for you, it’s important that you start the packing process early. The last thing that you want is to be panic packing the day before you are due to move, as this is how mistakes are made and organization goes out the window. So it pays to start your packing early, to ensure that you have plenty of time to do things properly, such as organizing your boxes in an easy to understand system.
Be Organized With Your Boxes
One of the worst mistakes that you can make is failing to be organized with your boxes. If you are going to make your move as stress-free as possible, it’s crucial that you are extremely organized when it comes to your boxes and packing processes. This means clearly marking each box and making sure to pack in an organized and systematic way. It’s important to think about the other end of moving–the part where everything has to be unpacked–and take steps to make this as easy as possible for everyone.
Get Business Moving Insurance
Sometimes, no matter how careful you are when moving to a new location, things get broken. That’s a fact of life, which is why it pays to be prepared and take out business moving insurance, so that should anything get broken or lost, you know that you are covered. This will give you the peace of mind that you need to make your move that little bit less stressful and slightly more enjoyable. A word to the wise, ensure that you invest in adequate business moving insurance and not just domestic moving insurance, as otherwise, it may be invalid.
Moving your business is always going to be a complicated process, as there is just so much to think about. However, if you take note of the tips and advice above in our business and office moving checklist, you can make it a little less stressful and slightly more enjoyable for everyone involved.
Check out our printable ‘Moving Your Business Checklist’ to help make the transition even smoother.