Moving is one of the most stressful experiences you’ll encounter in your life. A 2016 poll showed people found moving house to be more stressful than divorce, having a relationship breakdown or starting a new job! This poll focused on the stress of moving home. Now, imagine this stress multiplied by a thousand? Only then might you be close to the stress levels reached during a commercial move.
A commercial move isn't just about moving belongings from one property to the next; it's about organizing staff, moving high-tech equipment and keeping your business ticking along whilst you do it.
In this blog post, we're sharing how you and your co-workers can reduce stress during that upcoming dreaded commercial move.
Start Preparations Early
Early preparation is the key to a successful, stress-free commercial move. Not only does planning your move help it run smoother and more efficiently, but having a plan in place will also give you peace of mind.
Even if your upcoming move is still several months away, start making time in the workweek to go through office belongings and equipment. As a team, designate your Friday afternoons to go through office items and decide what to take to the new commercial office space and what can be donated. By establishing this early on in the moving process, all you need to focus on is moving the essentials when your moving day comes.
Know Your New Space
Knowing the layout and size of your new commercial space will help you decide what to take with you. There's no point taking that extra office chair if it isn't going to fit! Get to know your new office space, so you can picture the layout. Understanding your new environment will make setting up furniture and equipment easier and can help you feel more comfortable and relaxed in your new surroundings.
Maintain Open Communication With Your Staff and Co-workers
Moving a commercial space is a stress-inducing experience for everyone involved. Trust me, there's nothing worse than feeling like you have to suffer in silence. When your own emotions are so strong, it can be easy to forget how others are feeling. Encouraging open communication with your co-workers and employees can help you feel connected and more at ease during this stressful experience.
Hire A Professional Moving Company
The most efficient way to reduce stress during a commercial move is to unburden yourself from the responsibility. Hiring a professional moving company eliminates the stress and frees you of time-consuming planning and strategizing.
If you're a business owner, you want as much time as possible to focus on your business. And let's face it, a commercial move is going to benefit your business long-term, but the stress of the move certainly isn't.
Putting a group of trained moving professionals in charge of your commercial move is going to ensure an efficient, stress-free and safe moving experience for you and your team. Instead of bickering over who put which monitor in what box, you can focus on developing your team, focusing on your work and building your business. A much more enjoyable experience, wouldn't you say?
If you're ready to wave goodbye to the stress of moving, reach out to Movx for help with your next commercial move. We can't wait to help you settle into your new space!