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Making Your Office Move as Stress-Free as Possible

Woman unpacking her thingsMoving into a new office is an exciting time for any business, but it is also fraught with challenges. While you and your staff are all busy preparing to load everything from your old office onto the moving trucks, you have to think about the preparations you have to make when you move.

Here are some tips to make your move to the new office faster and less stressful.

Internet connection and phone lines

Before moving into the new office, do not forget to make sure the phones are working and the Internet is all set. Forgetting to do this may result in delays. To prevent downtimes, get a schedule from the service providers at least three weeks before, and have the lines working at least two days before your move.

Have your IT team put the cables and servers in place at least two weeks early.

Utilities

Just like your Internet and phone service, you need water and electricity the moment you arrive. Check with the utility companies a week before your move and have someone from your end personally check if there is really water and electricity.

Cleanliness

Nobody wants to work in an office with the previous occupants’ trash still lying around. If you are moving into your newly constructed office in Salt Lake City, you do not want the smell of paint and the wood dust in the air.

As you will need regular cleaning services in Utah anyway, it might be best to have the company start immediately, so you will need to pick the company ahead of the move. Cleaning expert ProKleen suggests you have them clean the premises before your things arrive, and while you are still settling in.

Mail and Subscriptions

Physical mail and subscriptions (like newsletters and magazines) should already bear your new address. Do not forget to inform every one of your move, so they can change the address they send their next packages to.

There’s nothing quite like hitting the ground running, so make sure you have everything you need to start operating as soon as you move into your new business address.