An office move can be quite the challenge, so how do you make your move successful? You might have the basics down like getting all your equipment, furniture, business assets, and workstations all in one place. However, a really successful office move minimizes costs and downtime so that you can be up and running again as soon as possible. Here are a few things that often go overlooked and can make a huge difference in your next office move.
Office Space Planning
Take a good look at the density, movement and workflow of your current office. You will want to assess how these things will fit into your new space. There is a lot more involved in the process than simply counting heads and buying everyone a new desk and chair. Take inventory of your current assets, analyze new needs and goals, conduct budget analysis, and then test fit and scenario plan. Design software like AutoCAD and virtual 3D imaging can go a long way toward giving you an idea of what’s to come. Also consider what existing or surplus furniture will need to be liquidated.
Obtaining Furniture and Relocating
Premium brands may offer the most benefits, but there are many affordable options that don’t compromise quality. Sometimes pre-owned or refurbished furniture can give you “like new” quality at a much more affordable price, so it’s a good idea to weigh all your options. When it comes time for relocation, careful documentation will be your savior. You don’t want to deal with the headache of missing components when it comes time to reassemble any furniture or technology.
Dealing with the Vacated Space
A lot of businesses forget that they can’t simply leave their old space behind and forget about it. Check your lease for details on what still needs to be done. You may need to dispose of confidential information and any unused furniture. Cleaning, repairs, and painting may also be required. Above all, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Edwards & Hill can make your next office move easy and headache free.
Office Moving, Furniture and Planning from Edwards & Hill
Need help with your next office move? Edwards & Hill can help you plan and install. Edwards and Hill is a leading office, medical, and hospitality furniture supply and installation firm. We provide quality design and installation services that can fit any style and scale. If you’re interested in talking to a professional about any of our services contact us at 301-317-4250.