Although moving office spaces can cause some anxiety, you should not let the stress of moving from one location to another interfere with your day-to-day tasks. Leasing a new office space is an exciting time offering a wide array of benefits. Packing and transporting items can be a bit hectic, but it’s a small hurdle in your company’s future.
Here are a few tips and tricks you can use when moving into your new office space:
- Clean out the filing cabinet – Removing clutter from your office should be your first task. Sort out any documents you need to recycle or shred, go through the filing cabinet, and start putting aside paperwork that you need. Organize anything from the filing cabinet into marked boxes so you can stay organized.
- Consult with your employees – Before you make a decision, consider consulting with your employees. Your staff members should be informed of what is expected of them before you begin the moving process. Let employees know whether you plan to pack their desks and office accessories or they should make time to do so themselves.
- Inform yourself about the new space – Now that you are moving to a new office space, you should learn as much as possible about the new space before moving. You can check whether the new commercial space has enough room for the potted plants, desks, couches, etc. Can you bring framed pictures with you and will you have enough room to put them in your office? Understanding the space can help you decide how you want to design your new office and what you should expect.
The key to an efficient and smooth move into your new office space is communication. Your employees should be informed and they should understand the moving process. Have an open discussion of what will be moved first, which items they should bring home, and how much can fit into the new office. Feel free to contact us with any questions!