Relocating to a new office is usually a fun and exciting move. You may be getting more space or moving to a better area with more facilities for you and your staff. The hard part of course is getting the actual move done, it’s amazing what can build up in offices over the years. Here is your very own guide to your office clearance.
- Begin with the good stuff. Chances are you have a lot of computers or expensive equipment lying around. Getting this moved first is the best idea to keep anything from getting knocked or damaged. There will probably be a lot of people coming in and out of your old office at this particular time so it’s best to make sure valuable items are safely secured out of harm’s way. A great tip is to take pictures of any wiring, and where they go. Keep all wires together in zip lock plastic bags with their photograph. Polaroid’s can be go to slip inside, or you can easily print pictures from your phone now days.
- Commercial clearance can be a really big job so it’s probably not a good idea for you to try and tackle things alone. Office clearance services can be easily researched over the internet and on comparison sites so you can be sure you are getting the best deal and value for money. Ask around any friends who might have businesses as well, as they may be able to recommend someone they have used before who was reliable and trustworthy.
- Get any staff to take everything home with them. The last thing you need is to end up clearing up after your staff as well. Or waste time going round trying to figure out what belongs to who. Ask staff to be helpful in the move and take any items with them. Let them know they will have another space at the new office to store them.
- Look into getting a skip permit, depending on the company you hire you may still have to look into where you can get a skip and if you are allowed to have one on your street. Looking into skip hire is a good idea for all those items that aren’t worth moving but just need to be thrown away. Skip companies will probably be able to help you with the legal requirements.
- Think about furniture. Maybe you have furniture already in your new office so you will be looking to get rid of yours. It might be worth putting it up for sale and getting the buyer to pick it up, saving you time and money. If you are running out of time then you might want to check if your clearance company do furniture disposal as well. Chances are you have been working at desks that are now dirty or outdated so you might want to get some extra furniture clearance done or look into recycling.
- Don’t underestimate the job. Depending on how big your office is, be realistic about the task at hand. Waste removal in an office environment can often be a big project so leave yourself plenty of time to get sorted.
Hiring the right people can really help make your move a stress free one. Even look into a good member of staff to do the organising if they would like to earn some over time. Making plans, doing research and being prepared can all help on your way to relaxing and enjoying your new working environment.