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December 27, 2019

5 Organizing Tips for Your Office Move That Are Not a Waste of Time

Did you know that around 9 in 10 businesses move into a new office at least once every decade?

Whether it’s to save money or find a better location with more foot traffic, there are tons of reasons why moving can benefit a business. Even though there’s a lot to gain, that doesn’t mean that planning an office move isn’t stressful.

Are you moving offices soon? Keep reading for 5 expert tips that can help you stay calm and organized.

1. Hire a Moving Company

Moving an office is no easy feat, which is why hiring a moving company can help you save lots of time and other valuable resources. Another bonus is that experienced movers can help you pack everything in a safe, organized manner. If this is your first office move, strategizing with your movers can make the process much smoother.

2. Think About Square Footage

Are you moving into a new office that’s a different size or layout? If so, you’ll want to spend some time studying the blueprints so you can make the most out of your space. Downsizing is a tricky task in particular, so you’ll have to think about which supplies are essential and which supplies you can do without.

Sometimes seeing the space in person can give you a better idea of how you want your office to look. If a visit is feasible, be sure to take your phone along to record a walking tour. Having this footage can help you remember every detail throughout the entire planning process.

3. Work Closely with Your Employees

As soon as you know that you’re going to move, you need to speak with your employees so they can start preparing, too. Moving can create a lot of concerns, so it’s important to be open about the move and send out regular updates to avoid unnecessary stress.

4. Build a Team and Make a Realistic Moving Timeline

Since there are a lot of different chores that need to get done, it’s nice to get your employees involved with the move. If you develop a special moving team, they can help you develop a realistic moving timeline and outline everything that needs to be completed to make this transition as seamless as possible.

5. Inform Your Clients About the Office Move

One downside of office relocation is that you have the potential to lose customers. This is why it’s crucial to create a list of all of your clients’ contact information so you can keep track of who you’ve informed and who needs to be informed. Updating your business website, social media, and any other platforms can also help everyone stay in touch.

Moving Offices Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful

With these 5 tips for moving offices, you can make sure your business thrives at its new location.

Do you want to make the moving process even easier? If so, Washington Express Movers would love to help with any job. Contact us to learn more about our moving services.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Theresa P. March 2021

OU Advocacy Center
"I wanted to share my utmost gratitude for DK and his team members who adhered to my every request. He consistently checked in with me to make sure the office furniture was in the proper place and if not, he and his team immediately repositioned the item. Their professionalism and attentiveness is to be commended. They made sure everything was in place and cleaned from both the move out location to the new location. Thank you so much!"

Kyle A. March 2021

Smithsonian Institution
"Your guys were great! We had no problems or concerns and will absolutely be giving you another call for future needs."

Candance G. February 2021

Aren't Fox
"The move was great because of the great team you sent over. They were very pleasant, professional, as well as very patient. They wound up having to stay longer than anticipated and move things around, and they never blinked. Thanks again. Looking forward to working with OMX again."

Stephanie C. February 2021

Agriculture & Food Systems Institute
"Our moving experience with Office Movers Express couldn’t have been better. From the beginning when I contacted you, to when you sent the quote and confirmed the move, it has been positive. The staff at OMX even reached-out to me when bad weather was expected and suggested moving the crate drop-off day. It made a difference! The actual move started at exactly the pre-arranged time and the movers couldn’t have been more pleasant, helpful, efficient and courteous. They all knew what they were doing, and I never once had to interfere. I would definitely suggest OMX."

Judy M. January 2021

Aetna
“The movers were excellent, they even cleaned every desk before they left which we’re especially grateful for during the pandemic. They are setting the bar pretty high for all other vendors.”

John B. December 2020

Zenetex
"Fort Meade is a very difficult environment if you are not familiar with it. Your team got through a very serious security process much faster than crews of a smaller size were getting through because of how well the instructions the guard gave them were being followed. Nothing about our move was easy but your team rose to the occasion to make it look like it was. They approached the job with complete professionalism and tireless dedication from the time they arrived to the very end. We simply can't say thank you enough."

Cindy C. December 2020

Shearman & Sterling
"The crew they sent over same-day were terrific – very professional and organized. The job got handled a lot faster than I thought and I got to head home sooner than expected!”

Leika U. October 2020

Rider Levett Bucknall
"The team that came out was extremely professional and FAST! We really appreciated all the communication they had with us - from taking apart furniture and making sure we were happy with the way things were done, to the placement of the furniture at the new location. At the end of the move they walked through the entire space to make sure all their materials were picked up and we were satisfied with everything. The services each and every one of the team members provided was beyond what we had expected. We appreciate everything and will definitely recommend OMX!"

Theresa C. October 2020

Air Force D.C.
"The crew you sent were very professional, accommodating and quick. Thank you for being so flexible with our many changes to this process. You guys made what is normally a stressful event so easy and pleasant."

Mark M. October 2020

U.S. Dept of Defense
"I cannot tell you how helpful your team was and how critical it was to get this job done quickly. Hats off to your team. They were very, very professional."
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