Moving Day: Organizing an Office Relocation
Moving day at the office can be in many ways more hectic than moving into a new home. For one, there is usually a lot more furniture and equipment to be moved than in the case of a typical house. Plus, an office move often involves many more people. While office moving is a major undertaking – and often the start of an exciting new chapter in the timeline of any business – it doesn’t need to be a stressful event.
At Philpot Relocation Systems, we would like to offer a few tips that can help make your office moving experience much easier.
- Have your employees pack their personal effects ahead of the move – Provide your employees boxes so they can pack their picture frames, knick knacks, and other items and move them to their new desks. If you will be moving all office desks to the new workplace, suggest to your employees that they pack their personal effects the day before the move and then unpack them the day after the furnishings have arrived at the new office space.
- Plan the move for a weekend, or another time when your business is usually closed – Reduce your business’s downtime by scheduling the move for Saturday, Sunday, or another day(s) when your business is normally not in operation. Not only will this minimize the impact the office moving has on revenue and turnout, but if your business is located in a park, high-rise, or other shared facility, there also will be fewer cars and less foot traffic in the parking lot for the movers to work around, helping the relocation proceed a little more quickly.
- Test all electronics once your new office is furnished – Once your new space has been furnished and all of your computers, printers, and other electronics are connected, test them out to ensure they work properly. Many electronics reset after being unplugged for a while, and may require the completion of a start-up procedure before working at full tilt.
You can make office moving even easier on yourself and your employees by letting the highly skilled moving teams at Philpot Relocation handle the job for you. Serving Atlanta area businesses since 1964, we're an office mover with unsurpassed knowledge and experience in managing office relocations of virtually every size and scope, and have the expertise to ensure your move is a complete success. As a longstanding agent of Atlas Van Lines, we have the resources of a world renowned leader in logistics and can provide local, national, and even international office moving jobs. We also have a state-of-the-art warehouse for secure, efficient records storage.
For more information about our office moving, records storage, and other services for Atlanta businesses as well as those located in Peachtree City, Marietta, Alpharetta, and beyond, contact us today.