Before moving your business into a new facility, you want to make sure it is ready for your staff and customers. Even though you might be consumed with packing up your business in its current location, you need the new location to be move-in ready when it is time to make the change. Here are some tips you can use to prepare for the move.
Hire a Commercial Cleaning Service
One of the best ways you can ensure the new building is ready for your business is to hire a commercial cleaning service. Even if the building is fairly new, there are a number of hazards that could exist. For instance, drywall dust, trash that was left behind, and dirty vents could cause problems for you and your employees.
A cleaning service will not only clean the interior of the building, but the workers will also sanitize and disinfect the surfaces. You can even have any furniture that remains shampooed so you can be sure it is clean.
In addition to hiring a cleaning service, you need to have the carpets deep cleaned. Depending on the cleaning service you select, deep cleaning might be a service that is offered. If not, you can hire a carpet cleaning service separately.
Declutter Your Current Location
When it is time to make the move, you want to avoid taking any unnecessary items to the new location. Since you are starting off with a freshly cleaned building, you want to avoid cluttering it up with items that are no longer needed.
A few weeks before moving, you and your staff need to go through everything, including the staff members' desks, and get rid of anything that is not important. You and your staffers can hold a sale to get rid of the items that are still usable, or you can donate them.
To avoid incorrectly disposing of sensitive documents and necessities, you should consider selecting someone to oversee the project. Ideally, the person should be different from the one who is in charge of overseeing other aspects of the move. Selecting a different person can help avoid confusion and prevent missteps in the move.
Once your new building is ready and you have taken steps to ensure only the necessities are ready for the move, you can focus on other aspects of the move. To guarantee the building, you should start the preparations for the move at least two or three months before the actual move.