4 Stress-Busting Tips for Moving Your Office Space

If there’s anything more stressful than moving house, it’s moving an entire office space! Shifting yourself, your team, and all your equipment to a whole new workplace entails a lot of careful planning if you want to survive the experience and not entirely break the budget. 

Keeping your stress levels to a minimum is also important, as you’ll need to manage the process and still keep your entire team on their toes so the business stays afloat. If you’re concerned about an upcoming office move, here are a few tips. 

Hire Professional Movers

The first and best piece of advice we have to offer you is to find space in your budget to have the move handled by professionals. Leaving the nitty gritty hard labour to the experts will not only save you time, but also ensure a much smoother process and less potential damage to crucial equipment. 

If you have excess furniture or equipment that needs to be stored, you can look into storage container rentals to ensure that your assets are well taken care of. This is also a helpful service if your moving-out and moving-in dates don’t align! 

Plan and Organize Ahead

One of the key factors in minimising stress is, of course, being well-organized. Getting things arranged and planned as early in advance as possible eliminates those jitters and moments of panic in those days leading up to the move. 

Make sure that everything from the moving company to staff co-ordination is planned well ahead of time. Create a timeline for your move and assign tasks to team members who are able to assist with the finer details of the move. Keep your team up to date on where your progress is at, and keep checking tasks off your to-do list at a steady pace! 

Communicate Effectively with Your Team

Keeping everyone in the loop is essential for minimising your own stress levels as well as theirs. You can schedule regular meetings with your team to discuss your progress and what still needs to be done, and encourage your employees to offer their feedback and insights about the move. 

Your staff members might have their own fears and concerns about moving to a new space. Make sure they feel comfortable to discuss any issues they might have with you and keep the lines of communication as open as possible throughout the process (and beyond it too). 

Declutter and Downsize

We all know that less is more, and this applies especially to having well-organized and clutter-free workspace. A move is the perfect time to declutter and downsize your belongings to make sure your office is neat and tidy.

Create an inventory of all the items you have in your office – everything from large equipment down to faulty pens that only work after a few taps on the desk. Next, consider which of these items you really need as you go into your new space, and make a list of anything that seems to be missing. As you’re packing, sort items into categories of what to keep, sell, and donate, making the moving process lighter and your mind clearer.