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How to Get Organized for an Office Move

Organizing an Office Move

Moving and relocating is commonly associated with stress, but with the right organization and the right documents to help you simplify the process, your office move can be a stress-free process with a successful outcome.

These 5 simple steps may seem like "no brainers", but will help to kick start your office move and get you organized. It means that the rest of the office move planning, will be a straight-forward and, hopefully, enjoyable process.

Your Existing Office Lease - first things first
Before you do anything else, make sure you are in a position to move office by checking the notice date and period on your existing office lease. Many office tenants fall short of serving notice by the correct date, or even in the correct date - and this can hamper your chances of moving at all. Consult with a Real Estate Lawyer for advice on serving notice in the correct way, particularly if you are exercising a break clause.

Download a Moving Office Guide
If you've never moved office before, let alone organize one, you'll need all the help you can get. Get your hands on a Office Relocation 101. It's an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide of all the tasks you need to get done, and the things you need to consider to plan, organize and execute a successful office move.

Set a Budget for the Office Move
Moving office is going to cost you, so you'll need to know what areas you need to budget for before you start getting estimates together. Download the Moving Office Budget Template which lists all the moving office cost items for you. This can then become your Office Move Budget Template which you can edit and manage as the project progresses so you always know how much money you've spent to date.

Create a Timeline
Time will be of the essence when you move office, and there's a lot to do before you crack open the bubbly at the new office. As soon as you know your moving out date, you'll then to work backwards and create a timeline of events that tell you what tasks need to be done by which date. Download the Moving Office Timeline, simply enter your moving out date, and the template automatically calculates all the important deadlines for you.

Start an Inventory
When a business relocates, they often look to upgrade any equipment, office furniture and even supplier contracts in order to improve efficiency, save money and make a fresh start. Taking the time to make an inventory of all your office collateral will enable you to review and assess what's going to the new office, what need to be bought new and what can be thrown out.

Get your office move organized with this FREE Office Relocation 101.


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