If you’re relocating your office space, you have a lot on your hands. While office moves are exciting, they can also be stressful and rushed. Unless you plan accordingly. Here at Gallo Moving and Storage, we have a long history of helping teams and business owners with their office moves. In this post, we’ll share our top tips for easier business moves. Let’s dive in. 5 Steps to Make Moving Offices Easier Whether you’re adding a location or downsizing to accommodate your new, remote workforce, these tips can help streamline your office relocation: 1. Set your moving budget The first step in any corporate move is to establish your moving budget. First, we recommend considering the specific moving services you need, as well as the volume of items you need to be moved and the distance. From there, most moving services will be able to provide an accurate quote that can help you establish your budget. Here at Gallo Moving and Storage, we provide three easy ways to get a moving quote. Learn more, or get your quote here. 2. Prepare in Advance Moving can be difficult, but waiting until the last minute makes it especially stressful. Because of this, we recommend giving yourself plenty of time to get ready for your big move. If at all possible, start packing and preparing for the move 2-3 months in advance. Here are a few to-dos you can check off early: Pack seldom-used rooms, like storage closets, conference rooms, and spare offices Purchase moving supplies Get quotes from moving companies and hire your mover of choice Organize, sort, and declutter your offices. Donate items you no longer need. 3. Announce the Move To prevent interruptions to your business, you’ll need to announce your move. In addition to informing your employees and all relevant partners, you’ll also need to let your customers know of the upcoming move. Here are a few ways to do that: Announce the upcoming move in your company newsletter Send a piece of mail to your customers announcing the move, the date, and the address of your new location Post a notice in your current location To avoid missing any of your customers, consider using at least two of the methods listed above. 4. Prepare Your Technology Any time you move offices, you need to prepare your technology for the transition. Here’s what we recommend: Backup your critical files and data Establish protocols for moving confidential or sensitive data Assess your current IT infrastructure, and design an IT plan for your new office Consider changing or updating passwords Designate an IT move manager to troubleshoot the IT process throughout the move Hire a moving company that understands office moves, specializes in moving high-value items, and can help you protect your IT systems 5. Consider Storage If you’re downsizing your office, you may want to consider investing in professional storage facilities. Here at Gallo Moving & Storage, we offer a variety of storage options tailored to commercial clients. From distribution and logistics to short- and long-term storage, we’ll help you find the storage solution that works for you and your team. Gallo Moving & Storage: Supporting Your Business Moves at Every Phase Business moves involve a series of unique considerations. Here at Gallo Moving & Storage, our team is uniquely qualified to support your corporate move from start to finish. Whether you’re expanding your operations, adding a new location, or downsizing, our team is here for you. Contact us today to learn more.