Relocate Your Company with Ease

May 09, 2023, 14:11

While a personal move is stressful, a professional move can be even more so as you are not only dealing with employees, but also clients. Follow our ideas for the smoothest relocation of your office or business.

Prepare early: Begin talking with your employees as soon as you know that the move is a reality. You do not want to wait until the last minute and spring it on them. Where they work impacts your workers in many ways, from their commute to their closeness to their favorite restaurant. Have a meeting to bring everyone on board to the latest news and do a weekly update via email or in-person, so that you are all on the same page.

1. Helping hands: Put a manager or other leaders in charge of the move. This point person can be the main contact for anyone having questions. He or she can also assign tasks as needed to get the pre-moving checklist complete.

2. Daily operations: Do your best to determine how long there may be any interruptions in your daily basis, so that your employees and clients can understand exactly what is happening. Depending on your type of business, you may be able to have limited disruption. No matter what, set a moving date, stick to it and keep everyone as informed as possible.

3. Your new space: Before you set your moving date, make sure that your new space is good to go. You may not need to be fully moved into work, but you will need essential components that should be in place before you make the move.

4. Rent a box truck: Your move will benefit from a box truck. You do not want to ask your team to put one of their personal vehicles into play to move some of your larger office items or moving boxes. At Marcus Allard Truck Rental, we have box truck rentals as part of our fleet in two sizes: 14 feet or 16 feet. The larger 16-foot box truck does come equipped with a lift gate, which helps with the loading and unloading of the back.

5. Keep everyone in the loop: Just as your employees need to know about the move, you need to inform clients, vendors, service providers and more about your relocation. Reassure clients that your services are the same, just a new location to help ease any fears.

6. Settle in slowly: Once you have packed up and moved to your new location, understand that there may be an adjustment period for you, your employees and your clients. Take time to thank everyone and celebrate with an office party to have some fun.

Talk to Our Team Before Your Move

Our professionals have been in the industry of rentals since 1958! We are happy to answer your questions and provide any needed guidance as you take on this new chapter for your business. Reach out through our online contact form