Are you looking to relocate your office in Walsall? It can be stressful as well as time consuming, and there are a number of hidden risks that may prolong the move or cause further issues. We've put some tips together on how you can organise your office to ensure that your move is as stress free as possible.
Before you move into a new office, you first need to find a new office! Leave yourself enough time to look around the market, you don't want to feel as if you don't have any choices and end up picking an office that you don't like. Set yourself a few deadlines, this way you will have a date to work towards and ensure that things don't drag on for longer than they should.
Unless you have a big budget or haven't set one for yourself, attend viewings with an open mind. Don't be too fussy when it comes to the aesthetics of the office; ensure that it fulfils your team's requirements first and a lease suits your needs. You may be able to decorate too, depending on your contract – but ALWAYS check first, you don’t want an angry landlord.
If you're a start up company or need a new office as soon as possible, go for a flexible lease, as you will be able to leave on short notice. However it may also mean a lengthy negotiation time before the contract is actually signed.
Once you have found your perfect office and have a set date when you can start moving in from, you will need to devise a project plan as there will be so much to remember - such as buying new furniture if you need to. It would be a good idea to measure the size of your office so you can make your own floor plan to ensure that your new furniture will actually fit.
During the month leading up to your move, start to think about getting everything organised for your new office, such as insurance, electronics, phones, phone lines and broadband. You will also need to ensure that your contacts and suppliers are notified about your change of address too.
Now comes the fun part - moving!
If not fun, then maybe stressful to say the least… It is always best to hire professionals who know what they are doing, you don’t want to spend your moving day running around in circles.
G&S Moves specialize in Business removals, and offer an excellent service which includes waste removal, I.T disposal and I.T relocations too which ensures that there is a minimum down time and inconvenience to your business.
G&S moves and are happy to deal with all office sizes, from small offices right up to complete office building or warehouse, no size is too much of a challenge. Crates and tools that are needed to ensure that the removal/move is safe and efficient can also be provided. If there is a delay in your move, storage is also available in a secure unit for a small charge.
If you don’t have time to clear the office that you have moved from, G&S offer a clearance service which can be from a minimum clean up, to a complete rip out which will take the office back to its original state.
Do you need help relocating your business or office? Call G&S Moves today on 01902 630734, or 07980 096561 for a free no obligation quotation and find out how they can take the pain away from moving.
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