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Has your business outgrown its current premises? Are you starting to think that perhaps the grass could be greener elsewhere? If the answer to one or both of these questions is yes, then you may be considering relocation your business to a new premises.
Of course, moving your business to a new premises probably seems like an impossible task, but the fact is, that is not the case. It might be costly, time-consuming and stressful, but moving your business to a new location most certainly is not impossible.
Here are a few tips to help make the process of moving your business to a new premises a little easier and less stressful for you.
When it comes to a business move, one of the most important things that you can do is be prepared. The fact is that the relocation process will be a stressful one, but if moving to a new premises will allow your business to grow and prosper in a way that it cannot where it is currently located, then you have to take the leap.
To make things easier, being prepared is vital. So what you need to do is write a to-do list of things to do for your business premises relocation, and then add more to it each time you think of something else that should be added. Aim to have your entire tick list completed by at least a week before the move, so that you don’t have to rush anything.
Call in the experts
There are certain part of your move that you can deal with in-house, splitting tasks among yourself and your team members. However, there will also be some parts of your move that you cannot do yourself, which is why you may need to call in the experts and get some professional help.
Don’t have the time, patience, or skill to pack everything up? Then why not hire a professional packing service to do it for you? The same goes for the cleaning – don’t get tied down doing the deep cleaning of your business premises, call in the experts to make your old office sparkle. As for moving any large machinery, you will most definitely need to call in the experts – after all, the last thing that you want is an injury claim to deal with – visit A&A Machinery for machinery moving resources and to get an idea of how the process works.
Overlap both premises
A mistake that you don’t want to make is setting up your move so that you move out of your old premises one day and into your new premises the second day. It is much more beneficial to arrange it so that you overlap both premises so that your employees have somewhere to work from while your new premises is being set up.
Aim to overlap the two contractors by a couple of weeks, so that you don’t have to rush the removal process, and can guarantee somewhere for your team members to complete their work. Overlapping these premises will come at a cost, but the fact is that when it comes to moving your business premises from one location to another, the most important thing is ensuring that it is as unstressful as possible, which is why it is worth the additional cost of overlapping your contracts.
The process of moving your business to a new premises is never going to be a particularly easy one, but if you take note of the tips above, you can help to reduce the stress that comes with it.