The relocation industry on average makes $25 billion a year. In addition to high moving costs, there’s the unavoidable stress that comes with relocating a business. Whether your business’ next move includes a venue upsize or downsize, Price Self Storage is here to help and we have a few tips to assist your move along the way.
Plan a Timeline
Four to six months before the move, it is important to keep in mind that you will need to have a layout of how the new office is going to look. Consider the current layout of your company’s office and determine your vision for the new floor plan. Keep your budget in mind as you think about how you will bring your new office location to life. Bigger offices will require a greater investment of time and resources for planning the layout. You should also set a time to update your phone service and Internet access, to apply for permits and licenses, and to secure any needed insurance policies.
Schedule Cleaners and Movers
A month or two before the big move, do your research and schedule which moving and cleaning companies you want to help you out with your move. Having a solid, planned out schedule is vital to the success of the move itself; the better the plan you have, the smoother the move will be for you.
Update Business Card, Website and Address
It is important to always have your business cards on hand at any given time, so you’ll want to be sure to update your business cards in a timely manner. One to two weeks before the big move is a good time to secure newly updated marketing materials. Having all of your ducks in a row before your employees begin working at the new location helps to ensure greater efficiency and time management. When the transition following a move is smooth, employees can simply hit the ground running as they get back into a daily routine.
You should also visit the local post office to fill out a change of address form so you can have your mail forwarded to your new location. Remember to tell clients about your move, schedule any final meetings with them, and give them your new business card with the latest contact information. Take care of any final items on your to-do list, such as managing subscription services and deliveries or handling interviews for new staff members who may join you in the new location.
Rent a Storage Unit
At Price Self Storage, we provide spaces to help you store your office and retail items, boxes, business records, vehicles, inventory, furniture, equipment and more. We also have different sizes of storage units, so it is easier for you to choose the right size for your needs and budget. Contact us today to find a commercial storage unit that suits your business’ needs.