How To Prepare Your Business For An Office Move?

Whether it’s for business expansion or the start of a new business venture – the end result is still the same; you’ll need a new workspace.

However, moving to a new workspace can prove to be challenging as you need to ensure that everything on the checklist is moved without any damage. On the other hand, you’ll also want business operations to continue even with the ongoing relocation process. There are a lot of things to take note of when an office move is happening.

Read on to find out a few tips to help ensure your office move runs smoothly.

Check your location

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Among the many different factors to take note of; location always remains as one of the key points in your choice of workspace. Employees, clients, and customers will prefer a convenient location that is easily accessible through public and personal transport. With such excellent accessibility available – transporting and delivering of goods will be much simpler as well.

In the event that you’re still searching for a suitable workspace, Work+Store provides the cheapest self storages and workspaces – which goes from 6 sqft to 730 sqft and 88 sqft, respectively. As for our workspaces, we have 10 locations across Singapore including Bartley, 72 Eunos, 100 Eunos, Aljunied, Bukit Merah, Tampines, Ang Mo Kio, Kallang, Pasir Panjang and Upper Thomson. For our workspaces at Aljunied, there is currently a rent-free promotion to let businesses enjoy more savings. Contact us if you require more details. Terms and conditions apply.

Assign tasks to each employee

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Getting your employees to move all the large furniture may be too daunting of a task for them. However, having your staff involved in the moving process is a good idea. What they can do is pack the stuff from their desks and ensure all their important documents are packed properly.

If there’s a lot more stuff to be transferred than the regular furniture and office accessories – you can hire an office moving company to help you relocate. From packing and labelling each item to carrying them it to the truck, this can ensure your items are transferred safely.

Plan a new layout

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Regardless if you have decided on a large or small office for rent – you must plan the new workspace layout in advance. It helps to give a better idea of where certain items should be placed, while movers in-charge of shifting your office items will have an easier time as well. Therefore, you should organise a meeting with your staff and plan your new workspace arrangement beforehand.

In other words, you’ll need access to your workspace at all times – or when you’re starting with the renovation. At Work+Store, we offer round-the-clock camera surveillance and accessibility across all our workspaces and self-storages. Meanwhile, our workspaces are furnished with basic facilities – air conditioning, lighting, and a powerpoint. We even provide flexible lease terms – which comes with brief lease periods and contract transfer to various products or services within our building or our parent company, LHN Group, which consists of a broad range – including pop-up store location rental, industrial and commercial units, event venues, and so on.

Know your budget

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Before you even start with the moving process – you must set a budget to avoid unnecessary expenses. Consider the need for movers and packers to arrange your items and transport them safely to the new location. Besides transporting charges – other expenses for new office furniture or items should go into your budget as well.

That means to save even more – you should choose an alternative workspace like a self storage which lets you fulfil any type of business activity. We offer the cheapest self storages in Singapore so you can go for the workspace which fits your budget best. Moreover, our spaces also function as ancillary offices to help support businesses with industrial activities. Together, work and storage space allow for improved efficiency in goods procurement and eases logistics procedures to meet customer demands better.

Rushing the new workspace set-up process can result in many damaged items or a delay in the office move. The best way to design your office perfectly and ensure a smooth-sailing office move is by taking things slowly!

If you wish to find out more about Work+Store and our other storage options, feel free to contact us at +65 6578 9966 or WhatsApp us at (65) 8345 9966. Alternatively, you can email us at space@workstore.com.sg for more information!