By Kara Masterson
Moving is never a fun task. When you have to move the stress wells up inside of you, and it seems like there’s too many things to do and not enough time to do it. Moving your home is one thing, but moving your business can bring along its own challenges. Below are several ways that you can use today to make the move a breeze.
- Plan Ahead And Make Lists. You can get away with haphazardly packing up your home, but your business is going to require planning. Since your business is a means to make money, you’re going to want to have everything in place before the move. That means you’re going to have to make lists and coordinate everything perfectly. When you move, you’ll want everything where it’s supposed to be, and everything needs to be working correctly in your new space. Nothing’s worse than moving into a new building where the internet hasn’t been connected, half of your supplies are elsewhere, and you’re losing business simultaneously.
- Keep Your Vendors Updated. When you’re planning on moving, you’re going to need to contact your vendors and make them aware of the move ahead of time. Your vendors, especially food vendors, will need time to organize their routes to accommodate for your new location. If you wait until the last second, then you may run into trouble with getting needed items at your new place on the correct date.
- Inform Customers. Telling your customers that you’re moving may be obvious to some, but too many businesses do this after the move. Telling your customers that you moved after the fact is fine if you want to lose business, but you really should be telling your customers the date of the move and where you’re moving to before it happens. Doing it this way ensures that you get business the first day you’re open at your new location.
- Get Trailers. Trailers, such as those at Hillsboro Industries, are great for moving utilities or livestock. If you have one or two on hand, that’s great. If not, then you can rent a trailer at a nearby retailer for as many days as you would like. A trailer can save costs of renting a moving truck as well. This is also a great tool to be able to help you move bigger objects faster. Something like this can really help save you time and money.
- Get Rid Of Things. Use a few days before the move to discard any items that you no longer need will make the moving process easier. Failing to do this could mean that you run out of space in your new building, and you’ll have to do the sorting there.
Overall, moving a business can be a lot of work. However, if you follow these words of advice you should be able to have your business up and running again in no time.
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.