Planning the move
It’s the little things that add up after a while, so planning and preparing can help you gain a clear picture of what your business relocation will cost you.
- Creating a budget: Track all of your planned expenses and keep everything organized in one place, so you can refer to it whenever necessary. Make sure to take into account every cost associated with your move, such as modifications or renovations necessary at your new office location, any deposits or fees needed for the office space, as well as any pre-move expenses like fees you for closing or transferring internet/phone accounts.
- Taking inventory of your property: In a large office space, it’s not easy to keep track of all the equipment you have when you are preparing for a move. By creating an inventory and cataloging your goods, you can prevent any employee theft and track any items that become lost or damaged. An inventory will also help you obtain an estimate from a moving company.
- Hiring movers and planning the logistics: The largest portion of your moving expenses will come from hiring a moving company and paying for any necessary packing supplies. Your best bet is to hire a mover that specializes in office relocations and negotiate for one flat rate. By doing this, you’ll have a much clearer picture of what you can expect to pay come moving day and you’ll be able to plan the rest of your budget accordingly. To save on packing supplies, contact your office supply vendors and inquire about obtaining supplies from them. As a regular customer, you may receive a discounted price if you buy in bulk.
During the move
Planning your office move is only half the battle when it comes your costs. As
moving day draws nearer, you’ll encounter more moving-related expenses you’ll have to accommodate in your budget.