How to Plan an Office Move
Organise the Office Move
First things first, you’ll want to plan out your office move from a bird’s eye view. What exactly will you be moving across to the new space? What things do you need to pack up? What will you be getting rid of? Once you have the answers to those kinds of questions, you can start to put together a more structured plan for organising your items and what to pack first.
Gather Important Documents and Equipment
Once you have a list of all the important items you’ll need to store and move to the new office, you should be sure to collect any paper documents you might have, such as records, insurance files and contracts. Make sure to use boxes and binders as storage for office files to avoid things being misplaced or at risk of theft.
When it comes to furniture and equipment, you’ll need to take your desks, chairs, computers and laptops into account, amongst other things. If you’re running a small business, you might not have much in the way of furniture, but since this is all pretty heavy stuff, you’ll need to take that into consideration for the move - just another reason why it’s good to book storage space before moving office.
Find a Storage Space
Next, you need to find a storage space big enough for all of your office gear. However, you’ll need to keep your budget under strict consideration too, and that’s where we can help you out. There are plenty of Stashbee Hosts who cater for businesses, from storage containers and warehouses to self-storage units, so no matter where you need it, you’ll find just the right storage space to rent for just the right price.
Our spaces are ideal for short-term office storage, as you might only be required to drop the items off and then pick them up on your final storage day. But if you’ll need access to your items while they’re being stored, many Hosts will offer a range of access options to suit your needs.
Once you’ve got your storage space lined up, it’s time to get everything properly organised. Pack up whatever you’ll be keeping in storage and make sure you do it far enough in advance that you don’t end up rushing and forgetting things. If it helps, split your items into lists:
- Have a list of things that you can do without and won’t be using up until the move and can pack up early.
- Another list should be of items that’ll be nice to have. You can pack them up a bit later on, but they’re not crucial.
- Your final list should be of the absolute necessities. These are the office items that you’ll still be using right up until the move date and will need to pack at the last minute.
Once everything has been packed up, it’s time to move everything into your storage space.
Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for. It’s time to move all your office items into your new space. If required, book removal vans in advance, and ask staff to assist in unpacking and organising your items in your new office.
Just like that, planning your office move will be less stressful than anticipated. Sort out your office storage solutions with us and rent a storage space. Or if you have a storage space to rent out, you could help out small businesses when their planning office moves.
7th Jan 2022