How to Plan Your Office Move
The pandemic has changed the business world forever, from working at home and flexible hours to digital innovations and greater mental health awareness. Businesses have become more focused on improving working conditions for staff, including moving premises and providing better facilities. But just as with a house move, office relocation can be stressful as well as causing unwanted downtime.
Having an office move project plan is essential for success, but where do you begin? As experts in office clearance, The Waste Team have helped businesses in Wakefield, Leeds, and the local area to make a fresh start with minimal stress and disruption. Here’s our essential office move checklist.
Choose Your Team
No matter what the size of your business, delegation is key – especially when it comes to an office move that will affect not only your employees but your clients or customers too. Begin the process at least twelve months ahead of your moving date and decide who needs to oversee what, from making an inventory and boxing items to keep, to hiring vans and contacting clearance companies.
There are many clearance companies out there but it’s worth looking for an experienced business that is fully CHAS registered, licensed, and insured, as we are at The Waste Team. You should also consider the ecological impact of your move and look for an environmentally responsible company.
Create a Project Plan
Creating a timeline will help make the workload more manageable, especially when you still need to run the business. Decide what can be done inhouse or needs contracting and decide on a budget for each stage. You should also consider relevant policies such as risk assessments and data protection.
Researching and selecting the most suitable clearance company should be part of the initial project planning phase. A few months before the move, contact your chosen company and confirm your arrangements – you could even invite them for a walk-through to ensure everyone knows the plan.
Categorise Your Clean Up
An office clearance will involve more than simply packing up furniture into boxes. You will need to consider both your old and new premises and the different tasks required in each, from organisation and heavy lifting to waste disposal and cleaning. Selecting a company that can offer multiple services will save you time, money, and effort, as well as ensuring any waste is disposed of safely and legally.
Your Local Commercial Clearance Experts
At The Waste Team, we have over twenty years of experience in office and commercial clearances within the West Yorkshire region. As well as our commitment to a quick, safe, and efficient process, we aim to recycle 90% of the waste we collect. We can also provide additional services on a one-off or ongoing basis, from warehouse and garden clearances to removing asbestos and electrical items.
Get in touch with us today for all your office move and commercial clearance needs.