4 Things You Need To Do When Moving To A New Commercial Location

If your business has outgrown its current location, and you are ready to upgrade to a larger space in a different location, it is time to start planning your move. Planning a commercial move requires a lot of coordination, which is why it is essential to know what task you need to take on. 

Build a Moving Committee

When you are moving a business, you need a team to help you with the move. You have to take care of finding a new location. Then you have to figure the logistics of how to move all of your stuff to your new location. You also need to figure out what new equipment you will need for your new location. You have to coordinate informing employees and fill positions for employees who don't want to make a move. You need to inform customers and vendors about your new location. All of that requires multiple people to work together, which is why you are going to want to put together a moving committee.  

Review Your Lease 

Second, you are going to want to review your current lease. Often, it is better to stay in your current building until the lease expires, as breaking a lease often comes with big financial consequences. However, that is not always the case, so review your lease to figure out if it is worth it to break the lease or see it through.  

Find a New Place With an Overlapping Lease 

Third, you will want to find a new location that fits your business needs and allows for a little overlapping of your lease. Moving an office is not something that you can generally accomplish in a day. Plus, you will want time to clean up and repair the space to get your deposit back. That is why having a week or more overlap for moving between your locations is essential.  

Find Commercial Movers 

Fourth, you are going to want to find commercial movers to work with. Commercial movers are skilled with packing up an office. They know how to move safely and set up your office without causing any damage to your equipment and furniture. They are aware that many buildings have restrictions and rules that they will have to follow during the moving process. You are going to want to look for commercial movers with experience who can work with your time frame.  

Map Out the Floorplan 

Fifth, you will want to take the new office floorplan and map out where all the furniture and equipment will go. This will help the movers put things in the right place and will help your moving team figure out what equipment and furniture to keep and what new things you need to purchase for the new space. 

A commercial office move requires a team to coordinate the entire process. You will want to find a new location that will give you overlapping lease time for the moving process. Hire commercial movers to assist with the actual moving process and map out the floorplan to figure out where things go and what else you need for your new business location.