By Eileen O’Shanassy

Anytime you are moving your business to a new location, proper planning and the right amount of preparation is a must. Making your company’s move easier is possible with a bit of organization, and a few tips and resources to ensure your move is completed quickly and without issues or interruptions. Here are some ways to stay on top of everything during your business’ next move.

Pack and Organize Your Belongings Appropriately

Properly packing and organizing your belongings and office equipment appropriately is the first step to ensure a smooth move, regardless of the size of your business and the current office workplace. Label each box individually (using printed labels or permanent marker) and utilize packaging peanuts and bubble wrap when packing up fragile items, glassware, and delicate electronics.

Add room labels to each of the boxes you pack so you are able to direct your movers in the proper direction once you have arrived at your company’s new location.

Hire Professional Movers

Hiring professionals is highly advisable when you are moving large amounts of office equipment. Professional movers are certified as well as insured, protecting any items you choose to transport throughout the move. When you want to reduce the amount of time that is required in order for you to relocate your business, hiring a professional moving company is imperative. Professional movers are well-versed with moving large items such as desks, chests, and armoires along with electronics, chairs, along with other items that must be transported with care. Be sure to ask around for the best teams in the area.

Active Security Systems

Keeping an active security system in and place during your company’s move to a new location is highly advisable, even if you do not believe you are at risk of any type of theft. When you have a security system installed and activated, you deter potential burglars and thieves from seeing your move as an opportunity to commit a crime. Install a new security system at the new location of your business for an additional layer of protection while you are moving equipment and transporting all your company’s belongings to the new property to reduce potential theft and any stealing from occurring while you are not around.

While it may seem daunting and overwhelming when you are planning to move your business to a new location, preparing ahead of time is a way to drastically reduce stress and worries related to the move itself. Taking the time to ensure you are readily prepared for the big moving day is optimal when you desire a transition that is as smooth as possible.

Eileen O’Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.