Any business owner has a lot of stress on their shoulders. However, when it comes to having to pack up every item in your business and move it to a new location, it can be enough stress to make you feel like crawling in a hidden hole until the commercial moving is all over.
The key to getting through this enormous process is to dissect the job into several different facets and take a look at where you can make things easier to handle. Here are a few good ideas to help you get started.
Create Diagrams, Maps, and Lists
When you are first in the beginning stages of your move, you should be less concerned with starting to pack and more concerned with breaking down the task. Create detailed lists of what should be moved and in what order.
Create a map of where items are now and what order they will need to be packed. Draw a diagram that shows you the layout of the new building you are relocating to. Look at using design software to help create these diagrams. Document who will be on the schedule to help to each task on moving day.
All of this may seem mundane and like an ill use of your time, but you will be amazed how far pre-planning and contemplation will get you when the moving actually starts.
Eliminate Clutter and Donate What You Can
Several weeks before the big move, you should be sifting through your business belongings. Think about everything that you have that may not be necessary to take with your business when it goes. How about that closet full of outdated computer equipment or office furniture?
The bottom line is, if you have not used it for quite some time, chances are you will not need it when you move and packing it with you will only increase the burden. In many cases, it is even more financially sound to donate some items and buy new for your new location, especially if these items are already seeing their better days. Store display racks and office chairs are the perfect example.
If you are careful about the planning phase of your commercial move, you can take a lot of the stress out of the equation. Be sure to work closely with a commercial moving company to ensure that you get the best advice on how to prepare, pack, and plan for the big business move that you have ahead.