Running a business can be incredibly stressful, as many know well. Moving your business adds stress, and often takes more time and effort than many initial estimates. This is not some herculean task, however, and a little bit of planning and preparation often makes the move less of a hassle. Here are 5 tips to make the move as seamless as humanly possiblDonate Office
1. Equipment Which You Do Not Need
Do you have any old PCs, copiers, or telephones lying around? There is no need to bring obsolescent resources with you, especially because you are going to be paying for it. We recommend donating your old office material since you will get a tax break if you donate to a registered charity, and it will help out those with greater need.
2. Get Organized
There is an old Chinese aphorism which says: “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” When you are moving your business, you are chasing one hundred rabbits. That being said, you can do yourself a massive favor by getting organized. If you prepare for the move, it will yield tremendous dividends when it comes to stress and ease of mind. Making a checklist and compiling all of the tasks which needs to be done will give you a great head start, and will let you know what has already been done and what remains.
3. Start Moving Early
Now that you have exactly what you need and are organized, it is time to start the move. Everyone vastly underestimates how long it will take to move, and business owner’s estimates are often wrong by a factor of several days. Packing equipment and inventory that are not used on a regular basis will make things run more smoothly down the road. Hiring a professional mover can greatly expedite the process, especially an experienced. We, Joe’s Moving, are located in Miami, and can make the move quick and smooth.
4. Label Your Boxes
So you find yourself in your new office. The whole world seems bright and sunny, and employee morale has never been higher. You are sure that this move was a good one, and are more optimistic than you have ever been before. Now Rachel in marketing wants to show you a cool new print add, but needs a color printer. You frantically search through all of your boxes, knowing that you have it and not wanting to incur the absurd cost of buying a new ink cartridge. Cardboard boxes get strewn all over the office, as you try in vain to find what you need. This is a nightmare and one that can be easily avoided if you label what is in every box. Numbering them helps too, as you will know the exact quantity of boxes that you have. When you put a box on the truck, you can simply mark it off your checklist and not worry about it until you move.
As all business owners know, you should do your best to expect the unexpected. Movers are safe drivers, but accidents still do happen. A car wreck may prove catastrophic to your business, and you need to be prepared should the worst befall you.
These are just a few tips to help get you going. If you need any additional assistance, consult with a professional mover. We here at Joe’s Moving can answer any question you have, and make the transition to the Miami area as smooth as silk. Don’t hesitate to contact us.