Now that Autumn has arrived, it’s a great time to prepare your yard for winter. And after pruning, cleaning, and storing things away, you will likely have piles of debris to get rid of.
Preparing for an office relocation can involve much more than catching up on the books and planning for a downtime. One of the many activities that usually occur is the proper removal and disposal of used office furniture.
No matter how much you plan, organize, and prepare, office relocation is still stressful. Aside from the phone and Internet changeover, there’s all the furniture removal for the old and broken furniture that has to be hauled off and moved. And no one really wants to deal with the heavy pieces.
The fact is that office relocation – or even simply replacing existing furniture and equipment – is a challenge.
There will be days when your employees are largely unproductive because of disorganization, the clutter and misplaced documents, the missing pieces of office equipment and supplies, and other mishaps that come with office relocation.
In order to help make this process smoother for you, here are some fundamental tips for preparing for your office relocation:
The first step in reducing the stress created by office relocation is sorting. Sorting helps you determine which items need priority to be productive during office relocation. Sort the items into three categories such as “must have”, “need soon”, and junk. By getting rid of the junk first, you can optimize office relocation and get back to work faster.
Once you have sorted everything you should evaluate your office equipment and furniture. For example:
Oftentimes, it is best to get rid of much the office supplies and equipment that are old becoming obsolete. Office relocation is usually a great time to update and upgrade!
Office relocation is also the ideal time to start implementing office reorganization. In addition to sorting and determining which furniture and equipment stays or goes, you should also determine where each item is placed and how you want to lay out the cubicles and furniture for a more efficient and comfortable office layout.
Anything that you plan on getting rid of or donating should be set to one side and labeled accordingly. Any items that you plan on storing for future use should also be labeled as such and put in another location. This staging of boxes will streamline the moving process later. Keep your necessary office supplies in one place, update the filing system of your documents, and create a separate bin for documents that need an immediate decision.
To facilitate and expedite your office relocation it can be a strategic move to hire a professional junk removal firm. Because you are probably losing productivity during an office move or relocation it pays to have a company to handle the office furniture removal and large office equipment removal.
The details and needs of your office move can vary widely from those of other businesses. For example, if you are a manufacturer with stocks of inventory, machinery and raw materials, you will have a far different set of priorities and needs than, say, a real estate brokerage with little in the way of equipment to move.
But, regardless of the business type, every business has some common considerations. The following is a suggested checklist for relocating businesses or planning a move:
As a homeowner, you are constantly investing in your property. And if you are particular about your lawns, landscaping and other outdoor elements, tools and equipment are essential. But tools break down and equipment gets old. When this happens you invest in new ones.