When moving your business self storage can provide excellent value as temporary flex space, and minimize the disruption to your business. See below for some tips on leveraging self storage to ease your business’s transition to the new locationWe shared with them our successful tips for moving. Whether you are moving your personal belongings or business, these tips are sure to help for a successful move.
- Declutter! You don’t want to move garbage, just to throw it out at the new location. Give the office a full and critical once over and purge items that will not be used.
- Plan ahead – plan carefully and leave nothing to chance. If possible schedule the move for a weekend and have a backup plan in case there are issues with the new location.
- Get organized! You will want to label and pack each office separately. Labeling the boxes for their content, along with the specific office location that the items came from will simplify finding items when you need them.
- Pay special attention to moving your technology. You may want to trust the move of servers and PC gear to professionals to ensure that your networking is operational. This may drive additional expense, but so will lost files and downtime.
- Upgrade – use the move as an opportunity to upgrade outdated equipment. If you are replacing IT gear you may want to have the new equipment set up, operational and tested before deactivating the old gear.
- Stay Organized – re-organize your files and inventory during the move. Box any extra merchandise, office supplies, equipment, and archives and take them to your local storage facility for safe-keeping.
- Obtain your space early. Use a low cost storage space to move non-critical items early, or as a place to store the new items that will be going into the new location to avoid redundant moves.
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