Denver Commercial Mover Tips: 5 Things to Consider When Moving Your Business

Moving a business is more complicated than residential moving. There is expensive equipment, important paperwork, and personnel to consider during the move. Here are five tips we have collected from our years of experience as commercial movers to help your office move go as smoothly as possible.

 

Denver Commercial Mover Tip #1: Determine a Time Frame

Pinpointing a concrete date is pivotal when developing a plan for moving offices. Make your move-out date at least four to six months in the future, so you have enough time to plan, organize, and prepare employees for the change.

Denver Commercial Mover Tip #2: Plan with Staff

We suggest involving your employees in the moving process early on. That way they can have adequate time to prepare. Some may need actually to move from their homes while others may just need to rethink their transportation routes. Regardless, it is nice to let employees in on the shift early so they can plan accordingly. Also, informing workers promptly will allow them to be able to help you in the process. From a managerial perspective, planning and working together is always a great team building exercise for employees no matter what the project.

As a manager, you should establish an internal and external communications plan. A robust internal communications strategy will confirm that employees are kept informed of specific dates, packing plans, furniture moving plans, etc., as well as help keep the rumor mill at bay. An external plan will keep clients and suppliers up to date on current business operations.

Denver Commercial Mover Tip #3: Hire Professional Movers, Packers, and Cleaners

It is best to hire professional movers, packers, and cleaners, at least, one to three months before the move date. Planning ahead will ensure that you can hire a reputable company, instead of being forced to hire one at the last minute that you know little or nothing about. Hiring a company early will ensure that your office move will go off without a hitch and that your items will be protected.

Moving to a new office space may mean that you will need to switch vendors, such as telephone lines and network infrastructure, especially if you are moving out of state. It is best to research ahead of time, so everything is up and running in a timely fashion when you move into your new space.

Even if do not need to switch, you still will need to connect with your current vendors so that they can help you move your operations efficiently. Remember to order new signs, branding décor and collateral materials that will make your new office feel like home right away.

Denver Commercial Mover Tip #5: Update New Address

One to two weeks before moving, update your website, letterhead, and business cards with the new address.

If you have done your due diligence, then relocating your office should go smoothly.

Contact Great Plains Moving & Storage for a free quote on all your commercial moving and packing needs.