You’ve achieved the great task of starting or maintaining a business—now comes the daunting task of moving locations. Whether you are downsizing or upgrading, it’s important to have a good idea of how to go about moving your business’s location.
- Start as soon as possible
When it comes to moving, whether for business or your personal life, it’s important to start early to get a jump on things. Leaving this task to the last minute can wreak havoc with your mental wellbeing, as well as increase the likelihood that you’ll miss or forget things. Moving a business tends to involve more moving parts, so the packing process can take a lot more time than if you were moving houses.
- Invest in the right tools
For you, this may mean hiring a professional moving service, which is highly recommended for larger-scale moves such as moving a business’s location. You will want to have certain supplies on hand such as cardboard boxes, packing tape, labels for boxes, bubble wrap, moving blankets, and markers for labeling. Consult Real Pro Movers for a more comprehensive list of moving necessities.
- Donate unwanted or unused items
Moving is an excellent time to sort through and unwanted items you may have accumulated and decide what you want to keep or donate. Computers, printers, phones, copiers, and office supplies are great items to donate, especially to local schools or educational programs. The best part is you can write off the expenses of any items you donate as long as they are a registered charity.
- Label everything
Packing is already an overwhelming task, so to avoid any frustration while unpacking, it’s best to properly label your boxes before sending them off to your new location. Be sure to indicate what kind of items are being packed as well as where they will be going in your new space.
You may want to use a color or numbered system for organized your labeled boxes. Have each number or color be dedicated to one room or individual’s office to help the unpacking process go as smoothly as possible.
- Pack electronics and furniture safely
With electronics, in particular, you will want to make sure each component is labeled and packed accordingly. Keep all cords packed with their related devices. Monitors and televisions should be wrapped prior to packing to avoid any damage.
Office chairs can be awkward to move, so it’s best to disassemble them and put them back together at your new location. Desks, filing cabinets, and shelves should have all removable components taken out prior to being loaded onto a moving truck. This ensures that nothing is moving around while the vehicle is moving.
We hope these tips will help you on the way to a new beginning at your business’s new location. Give us a call at Real Pro Movers, and we guarantee the best service for the best price.