Minimising stress during your move
Deciding to relocate your business is a tough decision that needs to be carefully considered. Once you’ve made your choice, the real challenge begins – the physical relocation. This can be an extremely stressful time for businesses and it’s not easy, but with careful planning and consideration you can increase the efficiency of the move and minimise financial costs.
This can be an extremely stressful time for businesses and it’s not easy, but with careful planning and consideration you can increase the efficiency of the move and minimise financial costs.
Create a checklist of everything that needs to happen during the move. A great place to start is a simple internet search, there are thousands of ready-made relocation checklists at your disposal. Just be sure to find one that relates to business relocation in Australia as other countries have different legal requirements.
If you try to take on everything yourself, you will soon start to feel the pressure. In a larger company, this could involve setting up a moving committee to take the pressure off just one person. This informs employees and gets them involved whilst taking the strain off yourself.
When it comes to making decisions about interior designers and navigating lease negotiations, seek the help of an expert. A tenant representative means that you can streamline the relocation process by only having one point-of-call. This will end up saving you time and money.
Take advantage of the move to clean up your business and get rid of unnecessary bulk. This can mean carefully going through all those boxes in the back cupboard and disposing of unneeded paperwork. BUT – this ties in with point number one, you don’t want to get to your new location only to realise you misplaced important documentation during the move. Simple things like figuring out how you can profitably dispose of unwanted furniture will give you a fresh new start in your new property and minimise the costs of moving.