How do you know when the best time to plan an office relocation is? Relocating a busy company is a huge undertaking. It requires careful planning and organization. Here are some tips to get the timing right.
Timing Really is Everything
Proper timing of an office relocation is probably the single most important consideration for a smooth move. To cause the least amount of disruption, look at your own office schedule and personnel. What is the plan that works best for you?
“Mid” is the word you should keep in mind when planning your corporate move.
- Mid-week is generally cheaper and gives you time to set up the new office to be ready to go the following Monday
- Mid-month – leases are usually up at the end of a month, and moving companies are busiest at that time. Moving mid-month typically allows you more flexibility and savings.
- Mid-day – while moving in the dead of night might sound appealing, many office buildings are not open at night. You might require special permission and incur additional costs for security or elevator operators at night.
Consider Your Employees
An office move is stressful for everyone. Most employees are very protective of their workspaces. They may want to be present for both packing and unpacking of their desk or space. And they might not be happy if you ask them to give up a weekend.
Look to Your Own Business Schedule
For moving companies, the “high” season is typically the summer months. But does that work for you? Besides being the busiest, it can also be the most expensive. And the most difficult to schedule.
Choose the time of year that works best for your particular business. Keep climate in mind. Who wants to be moving expensive equipment in rain, snow, or mud?
If you are planning a company move, contact us today at Nilson Van & Storage. Our expert advisors can work with you to organize your office relocation to fit your business needs.