5 Things You Should Check Before You Move Into a New Office Building

When you are ready to move into a new professional space, it is vital for you to begin planning for the experience as soon as possible. Follow some of these tips to make the move as painless and effective as possible, no matter the size of your business.

Work with a Move Manager

No matter how much of the work you are going to be dividing, working with a move manager can be one of the best ways to facilitate the desired degree of responsibility. With a capable move manager, you can look forward to your checklist being followed to the letter, something that can be vital in larger moves and long-term operations.

Research the Best Moving Companies

Always take the time to interview potential moving companies in order to get the best services for your money. You want experts who have a history of providing their clients with reliable moving. Be sure to ask about insurance, guarantees and referrals so that you can get the most complete picture on their moving job. Never rush finding a good company.

Keep Your Employees Responsible

One of the best ways to avoid potential losses is to have your employees be in charge of packing up their own desks. Not only does it allow them to stay on top of their own belongings, it can also save you time in terms of micromanagement. While you and the movers are focusing on some of the bigger stuff, have your employees stick to a checklist that they can rely on.

Work with a Locksmith

Always change the locks to a new building. It does not matter if the office space is brand new and the construction company is moving onto other projects, as soon as you move in, speak with a locksmith for that additional security. The peace of mind that comes with a locksmith is invaluable, especially compared to potential long-term risks.

Stay on Top of IT

Do not forget any of your IT equipment during the move. You want to set up your connectivity in the new space as soon as possible, especially if you are heavily based around online services. Have that gear taken care of first if it is something that you are worried about in the future.

Regardless of the move itself, think about what is specific to your company in order to make planning more efficient. You want to leave your old space spotless, and keeping a checklist nearby will always help.

Guest author, Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball.  @LizzieWeakley

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