Relocating Your Office

If you have a business and you need to hire movers, Houston has some fantastic companies to choose from. However the professionals will not be there to help you set your office back up the way you need it be, or remind you where you put those documents you need for a meeting the next morning. So, there are a few moving tips to keep in mind to ensure a smooth transition. The last thing you want to do is have more down time than you need. Keep in mind that these tips and tricks are helpful for a home office, as well.

  • Create a Checklist – Much like moving a home, there are a lot of tasks to handle when relocating an office. A moving checklist will help ensure nothing is forgotten. If you are moving several offices in a business, provide a checklist to your employees, too.

  • Create a Floor Plan – You should have measurements of the new space ahead of time. Make sure your current office furniture will fit, and have an idea of where you want everything. If you create a diagram for every office in the building, they can be taped to the corresponding doors, so movers know exactly where to put everything.

  • Packing – Remove all personal possessions from desks. Sensitive documents in file cabinets should be boxed and transported by you or trusted employees. Back up all computers when unhooking electronics, and use stickers to label everything, so it will be easy to set it all back up. Use Ziploc bags for cards and cables, and remember to remove ink cartridges from printers, copiers, and fax machines.

  • Garbage – Leave a few trash bins behind. There is bound to be balls of papers, pen caps, and candy wrappers found on the floor when large items are moved.

Relocating your office at home is significantly easier, but the same tips apply. Do not assume you will remember how to connect everything just because there may be fewer variables than what is found in a business office.