Most of us have moved at least once in our lives. We’ve packed up all of our belongings and moved across town or across the country to a new home or apartment. However, moving your business is different than a residential move. Here are some things to remember if you are looking at moving your business.
Inform Your Employees Early
You will want to let your employees know about the move as early as possible. Your employees have their work commute built into their daily schedule. A change in location can affect things like getting their children to school in the morning. Letting staff know as early as possible will give them ample time to make the necessary adjustments to accommodate the change.
Donate Unwanted Items
Decide what items are unneeded, and donate them to a local non-profit business that will benefit from reselling them. Most of these businesses will pick up the items for you, and supply you with a receipt for tax purposes. If an item is broken or soiled, throw it out. Only donate things that are still usable.
Update Your Contact Information
Do not forget to go online and update your website and social media accounts to reflect your pending move. There are a lot of things going on during a move, and this is something that is often overlooked by many businesses come moving time.
Hire a Moving Company
And last, but definitely not least, you will want to hire a moving company for the move. Your staff was hired to do a job, and presumably, “moving the company” was not in their job description. Professional movers will ensure that your move is done quickly and efficiently, with minimal downtime for your business. Let your employees focus on their jobs, and let the movers figure out how to get the company copy machine safely down three flights of stairs.
Moving your business doesn’t have to be a difficult and stressful experience. If you are looking at moving, please contact us with any questions you might have. We look forward to hearing from you!