In today’s market of business offices things change quite a bit. This is usually because businesses grow, office space gets smaller or there are just different needs (maybe you need a studio for product images, you want a team-building area and so on). So it is only natural that offices are to be moved from time to time. The bad part about it is that an office move is not at all like home moves – at least not logistics-wise. In any case, if you need to move, check out our services.
First thing we have to mention is how long in advance you need to start planning the move. The general consensus is that you need to start the process at least 6 months prior and for a really big office, a year may be required. Yes, this is definitely quite a long time, but there are many things that need to be considered.
You need to schedule the move with both buildings – the one you are leaving and the one you are moving into. Why? Because it has to be after or before business hours – usually it isn’t allowed to move in or out during business hours, because it can disrupt the work of other companies in the building.
Another point you have to know when looking for a new business building is to talk about and check out what requirements does it have. Many times you have to do many things by yourself in the office (like completely remodeling it), but often it can be done by the building owner.
One more reason for starting the process earlier is because you’ll need your workers and employees to schedule their time accordingly. If you do it too late, for many it will be too much of an inconvenience and may prove to slow the working process as a whole. And actually there are laws that require you to notify your employees early, although they vary from state to state.
Another service you have to look into is professional packing. This is even more important for office moves than it is for home moves. Figure out what needs to be done and start packing a week in advance. We offer such a service as well, so be sure to take advantage.
And the final thing we can add is to always cater to your IT team. Their cabling and networking can be a big hassle, so moving them first is probably the best thing you can do.