5 Things to Do After Moving Out of Your Office
Moving always seems as it’s never-ending. However, as hard as it may be, you always have to approach the matter methodically to avoid prolonging the process even further. You want to get everything in order and then finalize the moving process instead of constantly finding new things to take care of over and over again. That will only cause more stress, and that’s definitely something you’d want to avoid.
There are several must-do things that you need to take care of in order to ensure a smooth transition into your new, lovely office space. We’ve compiled a short list of things you must do after moving out of your office, so make sure you check it out:
1. Check Out the New Office Space
Now that the first part of the moving process is over, it’s time to carefully go through your new office space. You need to inspect every corner of it before placing all the furniture and appliances to make sure that everything is as it should be. Don’t forget to check the walls, doors, and even the floor for damages after your items have been delivered. Imagine setting everything up and then realizing that something is wrong. That means you’d have to remove all the furniture, look for problems, and then move it back to its original place. That takes too much time and effort and can be easily avoided by simply setting some time aside to review everything cautiously. Be careful not to miss this one!
2.Inspect Your Boxes
We all know that moving out of your office is a messy process. Dozens of boxes are being moved back and forth, dozens of people are constantly shuffling around you, and not everyone is always careful or diligent. Everything that was packed has some value, not to mention the electronics or the documents. Sometimes accidents could occur, and that's why you should always inspect your boxes as soon as they have been delivered to your new address. Maybe some are missing, or some have been damaged.
3. Create a Checklist
Being organized is the key to success. As soon as all the furniture and boxes arrive, take some time to create a checklist of what you must do to secure a smooth transition into your new office space. It’s important to figure out the order in which to set everything up, so you’d avoid forgetting something. Having a proper checklist is essential to escape the moving madness- not to mention the amazing feeling of satisfaction when you start checking off each of the boxes, one by one. Some of the things you should consider putting on the checklist are: getting the utilities up and running, updating your address, connecting the internet and TV, cleaning, testing smoke detectors, etc.
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4. Clean up
This one is a must so make sure you don’t overlook it. It’s important to clean everything both before and after moving into your new office. Cleaning prior to moving in is crucial because you want to start off fresh and clean – not to mention how important it is for yours and your employees’ health. No one likes spending their time in a dirty, smelly place.
On the other hand, moving is very untidy because of all the boxes, tapes, and papers flying around all the time. After everything had been set up, make sure to take care of the cleaning: wipe the dust away, vacuum, clean the windows, and get rid of the trash that’s been collected during the move – preferably recycle it.
5. Secure Your New Office
Having a secure office is of utmost importance. Your office holds a lot of valuable stuff – not only the electronics and appliances but also paperwork and documents as well, which are hard to obtain again if lost once. Securing your office includes installing a brand new security and surveillance systems, changing the old locks, checking the window locks and the fire alarm system. Also, as an employer, it’s your responsibility to protect your staff at any time or circumstance. As they always say – it’s better to be safe than sorry!