They say that a home move is one of the most stressful actions you can undertake. However, moving to a new home often has a fraction of the moving parts of an office relocation—not to mention that an office move can have considerably higher financial stakes. To help you to make your Toronto office relocation as painless and easy as possible, we offer these four tips to take the stress out of your office movie.
Before you move, you should already have a carefully mapped out floor plan that outlines exactly where each piece of office furniture is meant to go. This can ensure that each workstation has the space required for your employees to work efficiently, and ensures that you can actually fit everything you are hoping to bring to the new location.
Once you have a plan, be sure that you stick to it, or that you make any changes before the date of your Toronto office relocation. Trying to ‘wing it’ or make changes on-the-fly can completely upend your schedule, particularly if your initial plans already made efficient use of the available space; often adding a few inches to one workspace can cause a cascading effect that requires the entire office to be rebuilt from scratch.
A floor plan can give you a great sense of where everything ought to go, but it’s no substitution to seeing the space in person. Observing the space with your own eyes can help you to identify a number of important factors that won’t show up on blueprints, such as lighting and air circulation, while giving you a more practical sense of exactly how each final workspace will look.
Make sure that you have all your ducks in a row well ahead of the final office relocation date. Be sure that all your suppliers, clients, and employees have your new Toronto address and date of relocation well ahead of time to make sure that they have time to update their records.
You will also want to make sure that you have a change of address ready for all of your marketing and collateral, including email footers, invoices, business cards, corporate literature, stationery, and anywhere else your address appears.
Finally, you will want to make sure that you have a little extra budgetary wiggle room for unforeseen expenses. While you can minimize the likelihood of such unwelcome surprises by using a professional officer relocation service, life can sometimes happen, and it’s always better to err on the side of caution.
Bringing in the professionals can drastically improve the likelihood that your relocation goes smoothly. We have a suite of services to make it much easier to coordinate a major relocation, and the expertise to help you with every step of your move.
To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today.