Welcome to this week’s edition of Tuesday Tips!
This week, we’ll take a quick look at what you can do to make your office relocation as seamless as possible. Commercial moving in New York City, as one would expect, can be a hectic and sometimes overwhelming experience! The key is to try to make your relocation seamless, smooth and efficient to minimize any business disruptions and long-term headaches. With that in mind, here are just a few commercial moving tips to consider to help your corporate relocation go as seamlessly and smoothly as possible!
- Plan early! Commercial moving, especially in a place as busy and chaotic as New York City, requires a lot of advance planning. Waiting until the last minute is a surefire way to ensure a chaotic, disorganized and inefficient move – something no business needs! Instead, try to plan at least six months in advance. Larger companies, organizations and institutions may require up to two years.
- Move outside of regular business hours overnight or on weekends. This greatly reduces business disruptions, making it easy to get back on track immediately after your office relocation is complete.
- Make address changes at least several weeks in advance. In addition to updating your physical address, always be sure to update your digital addresses as well on your website, blog and social media profiles. Additionally, always be sure to change any printed materials such as business envelopes, business cards, stationery and the like several weeks in advance of your move to reflect your new address.
- Announce your move before the commercial moving process gets underway to your customers, clients as well as the general public. This can be done in a number of ways, including social media, email newsletters, printed flyers, mailed postcards, blog updates and the like. It may not seem like something high priority, but be sure not to neglect doing it! Failing to do so will undoubtedly create a lot of confusion, costing your company revenue and creating new headaches to deal with.
- Keep your employees informed and give them plenty of time to pack up their desks. Sending weekly email updates about the move progress is generally a wise idea. In addition, be sure to let your employees know in detail exactly what’s expected on their end and when their workstations should be packed up and vacated before your office movers arrive.