Office moving is a pain, always a pain. The best you can hope for is to have it handled well and competently and in as short a possible a time. Moreover office relocation and renovations always involve a bit of blood, sweat and tears. But if you are a total newbie to moving an office in the Perth Area (and it is different from moving a home in many regards) then let this handy guide be your savior.
Here are the basic steps you need to follow to have a smooth transition;
Plan, Plan, Plan. A move for something as important as your office should never be done overnight. Abraham Lincoln once said “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend 6 sharpening my axe.” You should expect to follow the same methodology for moving your office. You need to match your new office needs and the current things you have, furniture etc., to the layout of the new office. This is the map that will serve as the way forward for your move.
Bag and Tag. All the items in the old office need to be tagged and boxed properly, labels will be your friend. If done right, the tags should match the map mentioned in section 1. This makes the move infinitely easier. It reduces lost items, which happens in amateur moves, and helps you map your needs for the new office, which means you will likely find yourself in possession of multiple now unnecessary things. Which leads to the next point.
De-clutter. Your layout plan is done, your bagging and tagging is done and you likely have lots of random items, furniture etc., left over. Now is the time to declutter. Simplify your life, BEFORE you move. This is your moment of zen.
Renovate. Based on point 1 and 2 it is possible that you may have to renovate the new place, you almost definitely want to do this. A custom office is like a custom suit. A store bought one may be actually good, but a custom one fits just right. This is where you truly make your new place your own. Do it if you can, you won’t regret it.
These 4 basic steps should help you with any office relocation and renovations Perth plans you may have and ensure that anyone you bring in is able to handle all the basic steps mentioned here, and also have a strong, high quality team of certified tradesmen, familiar with OH&S obligations. If possible, get a company that offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. This is key, if you have any problems with the move, they should be willing to go the extra mile to sort it out. Follow these steps, and get a good team. Good luck!