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The Only Office Moving Checklist You’ll Need

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If you’ve been tasked with coordinating an office move, you may be feeling a little stressed. Moving offices is often a massive logistical undertaking, involving lots of money and an inflexible deadline.

However, businesses relocate all of the time. It may seem like a big task, but as long as you know what you need to do, everything can go smoothly. If you don’t know where to start, here is the ultimate office move checklist to get you going. 

 

 

1. Complete These Preliminary Tasks First

 

Before getting into the business moving checklist, you need to make sure you have done the groundwork. This means you should have reviewed your lease, to ensure it expires at the right time.

Terminating a lease early will cost you your deposit, which is often a lot of money.

Make sure your budget for the move is calculated and cleared by your finance department. Also, make sure all of your insurance is in order. 

 

2. Communicate with Everyone 

 

The next step of your business relocation checklist is to make sure all of the relevant stakeholders are notified. This means telling all of your employees way ahead of time (ideally six months or more). 

It also means letting your clients or customers know. Keep the information prominently displayed on your website, including your new address. Make sure to let external partners and any third parties you work with know about the change of address. 

You may also need to inform the authorities, the IRS, the post office, and your billing providers. 

 

 

3. Plan Your New Layout 

 

One of the most enjoyable parts of an office relocation is planning how the new place is going to look. It is crucial to draw up a floorplan and put together a detailed map of where everything is going to sit. 

This doesn’t just mean deciding where the water cooler is going to go. You’ll need to devise a logical seating plan for your entire staff (unless you’re big on hot-desking). 

You’ll need to determine where the fire exits are, where the CEO will be, and where the meeting rooms will go. 

 

 

4. Conduct Your Audit 

 

Next up on the office relocation checklist is to take stock of your current inventory. Draw up a detailed list of all of your existing office furniture. If you need more to fill up your new office, then put your orders in as soon as possible.

Make sure that nothing will be missing from your new office once you arrive. Gather an inventory of everything in your current office that you will be taking with you. This is also necessary for insurance purposes. 

 

 

5. Procure the Relevant Services

 

Every office move checklist should include the part where you get all of the services you’ll need. This list varies depending on your needs, but there are some services that are universal.This includes, of course, the moving company responsible for relocating your office. It also includes insurance providers, cleaners to prepare your new space, and safety inspectors

Get everyone hired and paid well in advance of the move, to guarantee a smooth office relocation. 

 

 

Get to Work on Your Office Move Checklist

 

In a nutshell, these are the core elements of your office move checklist. To learn more about getting it right on your first attempt, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experts today. 

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Trinna S. September 2022

Stinson LLP
"Mary Anne and the OMX team's customer service are top notch! They were very professional and courteous. I'll be reaching out on our next move."

Kristen E. September 2022

Property Management Account Services
"Tim and his team went above and beyond to help move furniture and assist with office layout configurations when we ran into the unexpected. It was a super long day and OMX was very professional and helpful."

Diana H. August 2022

Freedom Home Care
"Thank you for taking care of our relocation. It was the best moving experience I've ever had. Hakeem and the team did a great job."

Ashley V. August 2022

Valneva
"The movers were fast, nice and professional. OMX is super customer oriented and the communication is great."

Mike P. August 2022

BTW Images
"The move experience was fantastic and the movers were very helpful with getting everything set up in our new space. Thank you for being flexible with our tight timeline."

Jane K. August 2022

Porter Hayden
"We truly appreciate the professionalism involved and have recommended your services to another tenant in our building. Very good overall experience."

Celine P. August 2022

Lumina Foundation
"Our move went well. Your crew was very helpful, efficient and friendly. A pleasure to work with. Thank you for your flexibility."

Jeff W. July 2022

Wadsworth Financial Consulting
"I just got back from a week vacation and walked into my new office that was set up by your team at Office Movers Express. Everything looks incredible and my team said that your crew did an amazing job! All I’ve heard is that your team was extremely professional, hard-working, organized, and efficient."

Judy D. July 2022

Competitive Power Ventures
"The team you sent took great care of us! Our building can be difficult to navigate with the loading dock/security desk and your team was extremely patient with the process. Once onsite they were very courteous, professional and handled everything with great care."

Stefanie S. June 2022

U.S. Department of Education
"The move went seamlessly! The coordination, move and payment process was very simple and efficiently done."
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