Efficient Office Relocations in Perth
Nobody is ever really excited to move. The redecorating and designing can feel exciting and productive, but the actual moving part tends not to bring joy to anyone. With so many staff members and items of company property, office relocations in Perth can feel more stressful than your typical move, even if you don’t realise it at first.
That’s why your number one concern should be finding an awesome company to help you throughout the process, so that you can avoid as much hassle as possible. People move business premises for many reasons, but no matter what, the process is essentially the same.
Maybe you’re after a bigger office space, easier access, better amenities, or more customers, but you want the relocation done as soon as possible in the most straightforward manner – minimising the impact to your business and staff.
Here’s an in-depth overview of an office relocation and all of the things involved. Let’s get into it!
Professional office removalists
Everyone knows that professionals do it best and hiring an expert removalist is definitely in your best interest. Men Behaving Handy has been offering office relocation services for many years, and knows just how to incorporate and utilise our expertise and knowledge throughout the process.
Maybe your retail store has too many large items to fit in your car, or perhaps your bakery is relocating to a bigger and better location. No matter the circumstance, a professional office moving company can make the world of difference to your relocation process.
Men Behaving Handy are trained in a wide range of office moving specialties and will do everything humanly possible to make sure that your relocation process is as productive and worthwhile as you’d hoped it would be. We love our clients so if you’re excited, we are too!
Our wonderful team can cater to all of your different needs so that you aren’t left with leftover items to move or office dividers to disassemble. Having moved many businesses over the years – from small family-owned companies to large national corporations – we know the system and we know how important it is that everything gets to your new location in one piece, so we will do absolutely everything in our power to make that happen for you, no matter what.
A checklist for office relocation in Perth
We know business relocation services inside and out, almost as much as we appreciate our awesome clients! That’s why we have put together this comprehensive checklist to help you figure out exactly what you need for a successful office relocation. If you are planning a business premises or office move any time soon, this checklist is exactly what you need right now. No move is going to be easy, so we want to give you something to make it just a little more bearable.
As you’ll need to move precious cargo, large pieces of furniture, fragile electronics, printers, and more, it’s important to put aside plenty of time to prepare for the relocation process. However, with the help of a professional office moving company and this comprehensive checklist there’s no need to worry, simply start tackling each step in the checklist and you’ll be well on your way to a smooth company relocation.
You will be able to efficiently prepare for your office relocation and make the move in the best way possible to cut down on the relocation time, stress, and hassle. If you’re still unsure, let the professional and friendly team at Men Behaving Handy lend you a hand with any step in this oftentimes lengthy process.
Let’s take a look at this awesome checklist!
1. Put together a budget
The first step you need to take for your office relocation in Perth is a legitimate budget. You don’t want to overcommit or under-commit, and you certainly don’t want to be hit with any nasty or hidden costs, so being straightforward with yourself, as well as the removal company, will ensure that you’re not hit with any unexpected costs. Luckily, you can leave that dreaded part to us by calling our friendly team today for a completely free quote. You will be able to receive an obligation-free quote and very friendly service here at Men Behaving Handy.
When you begin your office relocation process you must organise everything – from minor office supplies to vital documents. An office relocation without organisation is a recipe for widespread confusion and even disaster!
Start sorting what you are keeping, and throw away what you don’t need. Getting rid of dead weight can be the perfect way to start afresh in your beautiful new office location. A location change is a perfect motivator to sort through old paperwork and documents as well as anything else that may be unnecessary in your new office. Remember that huge box of ‘who knows what’ that has been sitting in the corner for six years? Yeah, well it is time to start going through that because it is only going to sit in your new office and bug you for the next six years.
When you know a move is coming, you and your employees should be prepared to start organising things. You should all prepare to throw away things that are no longer serving you as well as throwing away things that are no longer relevant.
3. Number your items
If you have a standard-issue item, such as desks or office chairs, it’s highly recommended to number them before the move to ensure that each staff member ends up with the desk that was originally theirs.
If your employees have a large number of standard-issue items, provide your employees with a number and then get them to number each of their items the same. That way, Jane Doe’s items will all be numbered with a 5 and John Doe’s will be numbered with a 2 to avoid any confusion.
4. Prepare your IT team
Your IT team are an important part of your business, so ensuring that they are prepared for the move is an incredibly important part of the process. Make sure that your IT team are equipped with their own plan to ensure the smoothest and most seamless transition for your business.
This includes getting all of their PCs, hardware cables, telephones, and any other technology ready for the move, with each large individual item or box of equipment clearly labelled for fast unpacking.
5. Ensure that you have building access granted
Make sure that on the day/days of your office relocation you have building access granted and that the building owner/owners know what is going on, so it comes as no shock when there are strangers moving things in and out of their building. It’s important that you are also aware – and have made your removalists aware – of how to get in and out and navigate their way through the building.
This includes making the removal company aware of lifts, stairs, and any other potential obstacles or obstructions. Sending a floorplan to your removalists, staff, and all the departments, companies, and others helping with the move will ensure that the moving day goes as smoothly as possible.
6. Purchase the correct packaging material
Making sure that all of your beloved office items are safely packed with the correct packaging material during your office relocation in Perth will ensure that everything gets there as safely as possible. Though sometimes things may happen that are out of your control, it is a good idea to ensure that your packaging is perfectly suited to avoid breakages, damage, or unpacking disruptions post-moving day. Some things to purchase may include, but are not limited to:
- Bubble Wrap
- Plastic bags
- Mailroom packaging
- Void fills
- Double-sided tape
The company you choose may also package things for you, so before going and purchasing all of these things, some of which may be unnecessary, contact us to explore your options.
7. Move the way your business needs to be moved
Not all businesses will be moved the same way – something an experienced removalist company knows all too well – so discussing the vital moving services your company requires will make sure that the relocation process is as perfect as possible. Whether you have a giant corporation, a small business, or a medium-sized organisation, the right relocation expert at Men Behaving Handy will make sure that your business is moved the way it needs to be moved instead of incurring massive costs that prove unnecessary.
You need to organise your move in the best way possible. Men Behaving Handy can help you put together a good plan to ensure a seamless relocation process for your business and will define a specific and unique plan which has been made specifically for you and your business. This way you can make sure that your office relocation is done in the perfect way for your business, and that you are moved in on schedule and within budget.
8.Prepare your new place
Last, but certainly not least, we get to the fun part of the whole process, the moving in! Now that your amazing office relocation company has brought all of your important things to your new and beautiful location, it is time to prepare your new place and space.
You have made it through the dreaded relocation process and now it is time to celebrate and decorate your new and exciting space to make it your own. Make space for office plants, your furniture, new and beautiful artwork, kitchen appliances, and any other décor you feel your wonderful new space needs. It’s time to begin enjoying your new space, and this is most certainly the fun part of the checklist.
Utilising expert business relocation services
It can be hard to determine the cost of your office relocation in Perth, simply because many companies will offer many different options. What that also means is that each company will offer you a completely different price. Shopping around is most definitely your best option, so you can ensure that you not only have the best removalists but that you are paying the right competitive rate for this important service.
One thing to remember is that cheaper is not always necessarily better. Though it may feel better on your bank account, you could be left with a less-than-ideal relocation process which will not only impact how your business will start back up but may also remove any excitement you had surrounding your brand-new office relocation. You really do get what you pay for, so don’t risk excessive downtime (and loss of income) for your company by going for the cheapest available option.
As said above, the cost of office relocation can vary for many different reasons. Generally, you can rely on the size of your business, the number of employees, the number of things needing to be removed, and the number of hard copy files to give you a rough indicator of the price you can expect to pay. However, there may also be many other costs you need to consider.
If you’re unsure of which exact moving services you may need, Men Behaving Handy provides a free quote and an unlimited amount of help during your removal process. All you need to do is contact our awesome team.
There are some key costs you can expect when it comes to office relocation and they include but are not limited to:
- Moving furniture
- Moving appliances
- Moving equipment
- Moving machines
- Moving paper files
- Marketing your move so that your customers know where you are going
- Marketing your move so that your customers know what is happening
- Getting your new office ready to move in
- Finalising insurance, utility connections, compliance processes, specific requirements, and more
- Acquiring a temporary storage facility so that you can fill your office slowly instead of just throwing your things into the new space
There are also other costs associated, but if you are ever unsure, just contact your removalist service and they will be more than happy to help you navigate your office relocation process so that you are never left confused or guessing. Most office relocation companies will offer you a fixed-price office relocation service, however, smaller businesses may offer an hourly rate to you that can also vary greatly. Preparing a budget is the best way to ensure you pay the right amount and aren’t hit with any costs you do not see coming.
There are certainly ways to minimise the cost of office relocation, and they are:
- Prepare your budget – Put together an accurate budget when you are putting together your office relocation process. By providing an accurate budget, your office relocation company will be able to ensure that you don’t go over budget or spend too much money which will harm your business in the long run. It can be hard to put together a budget alone, so if you are stuck consider asking for professional help. Professional help can usually be found when you contact your removalist service, most of the time, they will be more than happy to help you out.
- Plan your move well – One of the most essential things to completing a successful and fuss-free office relocation is to have a great and thorough plan in place to ensure it goes smoothly. This way, you can provide your removalist company with a plan and they will also be able to provide you with a more accurate plan in return, so it works well and in everyone’s favour.
- Re-use or sell equipment that is no longer needed – Sometimes, all you need to do is to get rid of dead weight. Perhaps the dead weight in your office is an old desk that isn’t being used, or maybe it is a slightly worn chair. No matter what, many of these things you consider to be dead weight may actually be very valuable to someone else or make an excellent addition to your new office, even if they didn’t have a place in your old one. To cut down on some costs, consider selling some furniture or items you don’t use and put the money towards your office relocation instead of paying out of pocket. This can help a lot when it comes to saving money during your office relocation.
- Trust Men Behaving Handy – Another way to ensure that you are paying only the necessary costs is to find a company that won’t take advantage of you in your time of need. Our friendly, qualified, and reliable team here at Men Behaving Handy will make sure that you don’t pay any ridiculous costs when it comes to your office relocation. The quote you get is the quote that sticks, with no hidden costs or surprises unless previously unlisted jobs are required to be done during the moving process. With Men Behaving Handy, you’re safe, cared for, and completely backed by our experience and knowledge.
Tips for an efficient office relocation
Moving is an exciting time, but it doesn’t come without some serious responsibilities. However, there’s no need for it to be an overly complicated or stressful process. In a recent survey, many people named office relocations as one of the most stressful things a business will endure during its time, and we completely see why.
That is why so many companies will remain in small, cramped, or less-than-ideal spaces; simply because they don’t want to deal with any of the stress that comes along with office relocation. The expert office removalists at Men Behaving Handy want to completely remove the stress that comes along with office relocations so that you can enjoy the process and make use of the vital benefits gained from upgrading your office or workspace.
We have put together a great list of critical tips that you can adhere to, making sure you have the best chance at a fast and efficient move. Let’s take a look:
1. Plan your move early
As soon as you know a move may be in the near future, you should begin planning. This will ensure that your move will be as fuss-free as possible. Some key things to put in your plan will be your moving date, the company you are using, the time frame for relocation, and your schedule. It will definitely come in handy when identifying the costs of hiring movers and will help when it comes to making decisions.
Communicating with your employees, the company, and the owners of the building you were in and the one you’re moving into now will make the process as easy as possible. It is one of the most important tips to remember because it can mean everything when you are moving to a new location. Keeping everyone up to date will help the entire process run smoothly and here are some things everyone should know:
- Important moving dates
- The new address
- New phone numbers
- New fax numbers
- Any prominent changes
- New building rules
- Packing and unpacking arrangements
3. Assign a project manager
Moving office locations requires a huge team effort, so assigning a project manager can be an awesome thing to do during this time. They can help navigate your whole team throughout the project which will further aid in a stress-free office relocation. The person you choose should have great multi-tasking abilities, a leader’s personality, a desire to lead, great organisational skills, and near-perfect communication skills.
4. Hire professionals
The best way to ensure that the process is pretty much perfect is to hire a professional office relocation company with Men Behaving Handy. It is essential to do this to ensure that the whole process is as good as possible so that you can really enjoy your new office space. Professional moving companies will have the knowledge, expertise, and resources available to make the whole process ideal for you and your wonderful team.
Choose an experienced office moving company
With many years of experience, certified and insured handymen and a whole range of business relocation services, Men Behaving Handy are here for any office removalist requirements.
So, for your next office relocation, leave the heavy lifting to us and fill in the Job Request Form now. All you need to worry about is where to put everything in your new office!