Whether it’s time to expand, or shrink, there are numerous reasons to move a business from one location to another. Maybe you started out as a home business and now you are moving to an office. Or, maybe you once had a partner and now you are out on your own and in need of a smaller space.
Whatever the reasons are for your move, you can’t just get up and go. You have leases to contend with, and a lot of belongings as well. In order to smoothly move your business, here are a few tips that should makes things easier and less stressful.
Find The Perfect Place To Move, Then Plan
Don’t jump the gun when it comes to moving a business. You want to make sure your current lease is about to be up, if you are renting office space, and you want to make sure you find a place that is open when you need it. You don’t want to be paying on two places, or be skipping out on a lease and making your business name look bad.
Once you’ve found the space and given notice to your landlord, the fun part begins. Packing everything. But first, you may want to consider the following.
Rent A Temporary Storage Space, If Needed
Especially is you are moving from a bigger space to a smaller one, you may want to rent a storage unit to put some of your stuff in so that it is out of the way while you move into the new office space and get things organized. Then you can decide what to keep and what to sell or donate.
Get Some Help Moving It All
Before you start all that packing, and even before you move things to the storage unit, you may want to consider getting some help to move your stuff. Businesses can often come with heavy office equipment that you aren’t going to be able to move on your own. You may be able to get employees, or even friends to help.
If you need the professionals to come in, there are plenty of options when it comes to moving companies, even for businesses. They carefully pack and move your stuff for you, taking the stress and hassle off your shoulders.
Don’t Leave Anything Behind, At All
Just like when you move from an apartment, you can be held accountable for items you leave behind, and possibly even be charged for the disposal of them. Treat your business rental like a home rental and clean up after yourself when you move out.
Not only is this simply a professional thing to do, you can also get a better reference from them when it comes to future rental offices and spaces.