Moving office in winter can throw up some unique challenges – the weather being one – but that does not mean that it has to be an overly stressful experience. With a little forward planning and thought, your office move can be seamless and stress-free, whatever the weather.
Good forward planning is essential for any successful office move and is particularly important in the winter. Making sure that your removal company is fully versed on what you want and that boxes and furniture items are properly labelled with clear destinations, for example, will prevent hesitation. This can be costly and disruptive if the weather is bad and items are left outside while you decide on what has to go where.
Along similar lines, good packing will ensure that your important documents or equipment do not end up falling in puddles or being damaged in a downpour as they make their way between the truck and your office.
Proper packing will also make sure that your property does not sustain any general damage during the move and that you do not end up feeling more stressed than you have to during this period of upheaval.
Leave Plenty of Time
Winter can sometimes bring disruptions as roads are closed due to the weather or delays result from snow, rain or high winds. This is why it is really important to make sure that you leave plenty of time for your office move. If at all possible, make sure that you do not have deadlines for the day after your move, for example, and that clients and customers are aware of what is happening.
You should also make sure that your office is winter-ready before you move in to minimise stress. This may mean calling on our services to ensure your electrics are in tip-top condition or checking that the heating will actually come on when you turn that dial.