Business planning

Preparing Your Office for Moving to Australia

Most of us have moved home in the past, so we know how stressful this can be, but moving your office or place of business can be even more of a hassle. Planning ahead can make things run a bit more smoothly, but you also need to take into account the everyday operation of your business, to make sure that this is disrupted as little as possible.

Putting the Customer First

Moving office

It is important that when you are planning your move that you take into account your clients, and make sure that they are your first priority. This may mean that you have to move over a weekend, which can be more expensive, but less of an impact to your business, unless you are in the retail or service sector. If your business is open seven days a week, then you are going to have to try and work out which day is your quietest during the week, and maybe choose this day to move. You can also take the option of moving premises during the evening, when you are usually closed, but you will need to remember that your business will be open the following day, so this could be extremely tiring.

Using a Professional Service

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The most time efficient way to move your office would be to use the services of a professional company. A quick search of the internet will show that there are many removalists in Sydney, and also the rest of Australia. You should try to contact as many removal companies as possible, and invite them to visit your premises, in order to give you an accurate quote. This service is going to cost money, but you will find that it offers a solution to moving, which has the least disruption to your business. There are also plenty of budget removalists in Sydney, and the surrounding areas.

Planning Ahead

Moving house

To make sure that things go as smoothly as possible, you will need to plan in advance of your move, and also give your clients plenty of notice and confirm the new location of your business. How much you can plan ahead, will all depend on the type of business that you have. Generally, if you just have an office space which rarely sees clients visiting, then this would be the easier option. There will be things that can be packed in advance which will not affect the day to day running of your operation.

    • Filed Paperwork

 

  • Unused Office Furniture

 

 

  • Office Decorations

 

 

  • Displays and Sample Products

 

By packing all of these up in advance, you can make sure that there is less to do on the actual day of your move. If you do need to close your business for a day in order to facilitate your move, then you will need to make sure that everything is planned in advance so that you will be able to complete the move in only one day. If you are not going to use a professional removal service, then you will need to hire a vehicle that is big enough to accommodate all of your office equipment and furniture, as well as hire some people in to load everything up for you. You can also ask your staff if they will work overtime to help accommodate the move and a promise of some food and a few drinks will go a long way in making them keen to help.

There are many storage companies in major cities around Australia but the last option you would want to do is to put your equipment in some obscure storage in Sydney or Melbourne. So, a professional removal company will be the easiest of options though, and will mean you can concentrate on the running of your business, to make sure there is as little disruption as possible.

A post by Alicia May (11 Posts)

Alicia May is author at LeraBlog. The author's views are entirely his/her own and may not reflect the views and opinions of LeraBlog staff.

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