How to Move Your Office

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: February 26th, 2015

Office moves are a real pain for a number of reasons:

  • Their proper completion is vital for the success of your business.
  • They are much different from home moves, no matter whether you are moving an office of 5 or 500 employees.
  • You should consider your move according to the work schedule of your business, which means that office moves are often carried out at night and in weekends, when it is much more expensive to get a reliable moving contractor.

Office roomIn short, getting a proper office moving service from man and van companies in London might cause you a lot of stress and hassle, which you definitely do not need right now, when your business is in such a serious period of transition.

Fortunately, there are several guidelines that you can follow which are going to ensure you will have the best moving experience possible.

1)     Planning the relocation is the most important aspect. Search for man and van companies in your area, or in the area you are relocating your office in and seek professional consultation with them. The contractor will bring their experience and skills onto the table and decide precisely what approach would be best for the needs of your project. In addition to getting tips and advice, you are most likely going to get an individual plan for your project tailored, which will come with a free quote to consider your budget properly in advance.

2)     Securing storage for some items from the office is another important thing to do.  Those items might be archives, equipment and furniture. Securing storage space for your upcoming office relocation might very well make you reconsider the way you are running your office. You might even finally decide that you do not need all items that are currently in your office. Some documents that should be preserved, but you otherwise do not use on a regular basis might just stay permanently in the storage unit you have secured for them.

3)     All sorts of incidents might happen during the time of your office relocation, so under any circumstances you should not attempt to carry out the project without proper insurance to cover potential damage.

4)     Once you have gotten the man and van company to help you with the job, the plan is ready, the storage and insurance are taken care of, it is time to carry out the actual relocation. But not before you have considered how you are going to manage the project after the boxes and furniture are driven from the old place to the new one. Most man and van contractors (at least those that are really good and reliable) will offer to do the unpacking and reassembling of your items for you, once everything is unloaded from the van. Otherwise you will have to thing for a way to get the job done quickly, so that your office can resume work the next business day and your work process does not suffer any disruptions.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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