Corporate Relocation Service
One of the few events that may be more stressful than a residential
move is a corporate move. Most people are totally unfamiliar
with how to prepare for a corporate move; thus the process
can be quite daunting and stressful.
Plan your Corporate Move
The key to any move is to plan. The major goal in a corporate
move is to be as time-efficient and as cost-efficient as possible.
To increase efficiency, have a complete knowledge of what
your new corporate location will look like. Know the dimensions.
Create a floor plan. Map out exactly where the furniture
and equipment will be placed and where your workers will be
stationed. After you have created your map, place a copy of
it at the entrance of your office and on every floor. It may
seem to be a tedious task, especially if you're moving into
a number of floors, high up above, but this will save you
a considerable amount of time, money and headaches in the
long run. Such organization will keep the workers happier
and more productive if they are able to continue business
Communicate with your mover
Inform all parties- employees, landlords, and movers, of
every detail of the relocation process. It is important that
you don't keep them in the dark. Be sure to diplomatically
notify your mover of where each piece of furniture needs to
be placed. It may be a good idea to place color-coded labels
on each piece that needs to be moved; the labels could serve
as a sign as to where each object belongs. Labeling is a key
part of moving offices that is often overlooked. Be sure to
label all equipment and furniture that is being moved. The
label should be placed prominently on the package and should
immediately and easily inform the mover of exactly where the
package is to be moved.
The contents of desks, bookcases, shelving units, and lateral
systems should be removed and packed separately. The contents
of pull drawer filing cabinets generally should not be emptied.
They should remain in their location, but be kept secure with
either a lock or strong Packing Tape.
As technology develops and changes at increasingly rapid
rates, the process for moving certain devices become more
intricate. Certain technological devices may require special
attention. If you are renting your equipment, be sure to notify
your supplier; failure to do so may result in a nullification
of your rental agreement. Computers -- Disconnection and dismantling
services may be required. Photocopiers - Empty all liquids
remove extensions that may jut out and create difficulties.
Vending Machines - Empty all items.
In order to facilitate the move for all parties involved
be sure to dispose of as much garbage as possible. If your
company is fairly large, than you may need to receive permission
from local authorities to place big waste containers on the
Inspect the new space beforehand and insure the elevators
are fully functional, and that your movers will have access
to all the floors that they need.
The most obvious things are also among the most overlooked.
Here's a simple checklist: