Congrats on finally being able to upgrade your work space. Whether you are moving into an entirely new building, or upgrading your existing facilities, there are many things to consider when making the move to better office space. Whether you are in charge of moving the entire office, or only your desk space, there are a few things to consider when moving which will make it easier on your in the long run.
Take moving as an opportunity to upgrade your existing equipment. Have a keyboard or mouse that you have been using for years? Get a new one. Have you had your office chair as long as you’ve worked for the company? Invest in a brand new model. It’s not hard to forget to upgrade the equipment you use every day, so use this as a reminder to break in brand new furniture.
While you are upgrading your equipment be sure to stock up on the supplies that you use every. Pens, pads of paper and Post-It Notes are all things that you make forget to bring with. Even if you do remember to pack them, they may get misplaced or buried. Do yourself a favor and bring these supplies with you. Take some time before your move to visit Office Depot and stock up on supplies. You can bring them with you and not waste any time the first day in the new office.
Finally, if you are preparing for a move, it is probably best to use professional movers. You may be tempted to do some of the work yourself, or have your employees pitch in, but moving offices is a large logistical challenge. Use a professional moving service to ensure efficiency and accuracy, while also giving you peace of mind.
A move to a new office, or even a renovation, is a large undertaking, and some of the smaller things are bound to be forgotten. Plan your list ahead of time so you won’t miss a beat on the big day.