People often think that to relocate a business is most stressful for the management or the owners of the company. The truth that it is as difficult for them as it is for regular employees. Considering the fact that all of them make they’re living out from the work of the company and its success when things are changing it is logical the process to be stressful for all and because they do know what to expect from the future.
Most of the guides are helping the management to deal with the situation. In case you are just an employee, you will also need a few useful tips, in case your boss is not willing to answer your questions and you are not exactly prepared what to expect from the moving.
In the most common situation during moving everyone is responsible for the packing and moving of their own stuff. That is why it is a very good idea to talk to your boss and make sure what you should prepare and what of the objects you can and can not take with you while moving. Do not put yourself in confused situations to spend time packing things that will not go with moving. Be aware of the dates of the packing and moving and what your responsibilities are. It is also a very good idea to ask for a picture and the positions of your new office. It will be also nice to see where you will be sitting. Thus you will be very helpful because you will have good information about the situation in the new office.
When it comes time for the real packing, the first thing to do prior to anything else is to sort things – which are for recycling and etc. This may take most of the time you will spend packing, but it is a very important stage of the process. At first, you can make two piles – documents that have to be shredded and those which will be brought to the new place. Follow the protocol for recycling the documents of your company if there is one. For the rest of the papers that will be needed this is the best time to improve your system of sorting. Take as much time as it has to look at any of them and arrange them in folders. The alphabetical way is recommended. When you think you are finished with the sorting, put everything in moving boxes and write your name on all of them.
The desk in your office in case it is going to be taken to the new location has to be absolutely empty. Look carefully in all drawers and holes. Otherwise, you may lose some important papers during the moving and make the job of the removal company more difficult.
For equipment like computers and printers, it is also very important to be well prepared, because it is very easy to be dropped or damaged while being moved. This will only cause you troubles and discomfort.
The only thing left after you have done all of the above is the personal staff. The first thing you should ask yourself is doing you have to take all your items to the new location. Try to ask and see the plans for your new office. For example, if you have flowers in your old space, but you will be in a room with no windows at the new location, then there is no reason to take the plants with you. The best thing to do is take all the things that are valuable with you at home until you see with your eyes the new office and decide what to put in it and what to leave home, where it will be combining better with the interior.