Tips for Moving Your Office

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If your business is growing and you need a bigger space to house all of your employees and/or equipment, then it’s important to find a space that will hold your company for several years. The last thing you want is to have to move again in a few years, or have to stop hiring because you simply don’t have the space for new employees. At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we can make your commercial move much easier by providing you with a self-storage unit that can hold extra office equipment while you transition to a bigger building. In this post, we’ll look at some tips that will make moving your office easier than ever!

1. Start Now Rather Than Later

dreamstime_xxl_31966569As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate, and preparing for your move might be low on your priority list. You may have people to whom you can delegate the preparations, but it’s important that plans are put in place sooner rather than later. You don’t want moving day to arrive and for nobody to know how the computers and monitors are going to be moved. If you’re hiring a commercial moving company, then be sure to call around to get the best service at the best price. If you need business storage for a month or two, we can provide affordable options at a monthly rate that works with your budget.

2. Scope Out Your New Building

If you’re planning to move, then you likely have a new building already picked out. You’ve signed the lease, started planning, and you’re ready to be in your new surroundings. However, it’s important to scope out your new building to find the best way to move everything into the space. Is there a freight elevator for larger equipment? Are the doorways wide enough for the new desks you’ve purchased? Knowing these details will make moving day much easier, and can help you avoid headaches while relocating.

3. Store or Donate Old Office Equipment

If you’ve purchased new desks and chairs, or you want to store those old computers and monitors, then finding a suitable self-storage solution should be high on your list. You may need to build out or renovate your new space to a certain extent, which means you don’t have room for some desks, chairs, and computers. Putting everything into one of our storage units will keep them safe until you have the space. You can also store old office equipment until you’re able to sell or donate it to another business or a local charity.

4. Give Employees Time to Pack

dreamstime_5869183While you’re taking care of the logistics of moving the desks, chairs, and other office equipment, your employees will need time to pack their personal belongings for the move. They may have pictures, decor, and other things that they need to pack, and giving them some time to do so with make things easier for them. Some might be stressed about the move, and having some time to pack and organize can make them feel better about the transition to the new building. If you’re moving on a Monday, block out an hour on Friday for employees to pack up their desks and label their belongings before the boxes are loaded on the truck. If employees are responsible for taking their own things to the new office, then perhaps give them an hour or two on the morning of moving day to pack, organize, and drive to the new building to unload everything.

At EZ Storage®, we’re here to make your office move easier, so if you need self-storage units while you transition to a bigger building, visit one of our Philadelphia locations today. We have both standard and climate-controlled options, and our staff members will gladly help you choose the best space. Our security systems keep an eye on everything, and you can access your unit on any day of the year. If you have deliveries that need to be made to your storage unit, you can leave a key with us and we’ll make sure everything is taken care of in a professional manner.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!