Office Relocation ChecklistPosted on: Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Now that you’ve found a new location for your business, it’s time to get ready to execute themove. For a commercial moving project, cost and time efficiency is everything. With the right planning tools, you can have a seamless, positive experience and start off a new, fruitful future the right way.
SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE: OFFICE RELOCATION POINT OF CONTACT
Six to twelve months before you move, choose someone from your staff to be the go-to person for all things moving related. Create a master moving schedule together. If you have several people on the moving team, assign one person the duty of keeping it all together. When making this decision, consider someone who possesses the following qualities:
- Great communicator/ works well with others
- Adheres to budget restrictions
- Has senior position standing
3 TO 6 MONTHS BEFORE: YOUR OFFICE RELOCATION BUDGET
Relocating can be one of the most expensive endeavors your business can go through. Having a budget and clear understanding of where each dollar is going puts you in a much better position to get from point A to B smoothly.
Get your office relocation estimate at least six months prior to the move, and 3-4 months ahead, meet in person with your commercial moving team. By two months out, your moving company should be selected, and two to three weeks to the official moving date, complete a walk-through with the chosen moving team.
1 TO 2 MONTHS BEFORE: COMMERCIAL MOVING TRANSITION
There’s a number of moving parts (pun intended) when it comes to moving your office to a new location. In the hustle and bustle of things, it’s easy to forget what’s pending on the list. Once you and your go-to moving team or person have come up with a plan, write it down for safe keeping and refer to it periodically over the course of the six months prior to the move.
Here are a few things to consider:
- Schedule all utilities to be cut off and turned on at new location
- Update the address on business cards, email signatures, stationery and other materials
- Make any necessary new purchases
- Confirm details with your moving company
- Contact any suppliers and/or customers
If your office is relocating, don’t hesitate to call Nor-Cal Moving Service for a price quote or fill out the simple form on our website.