Moving offices can be a daunting experience but at the same time it can also be a good thing to have a fresh new start. Sometimes, being in the same office for years on end, having to work with the same people, in the same place and the same surroundings for eight hours every day can be a little irritating and therefore the change of space and atmosphere can be a welcome change and is likely to improve the work quality and the effectiveness of your staffs work. However, the moving process itself means that you have a lot to think about during this time.
Taking out the clutter
One of the first things you will need to do is to start clearing up all of the clutter that has collected in your office throughout the years. If you have been in your office for a long time, you are likely to notice that you have collected a surprising lot of clutter and it is best that you contact a recycling company that can come in and collect all of the trash you accumulate when getting rid of the clutter. When moving to your new office, one of the most important things you will need to remember is to hire a separate business storage unit away from your office where you will be able to store any documents and files in order to avoid your new office ending up looking like your old office.
Of course, one important thing you will need to remember is that a business storage unit does not necessarily guarantee an unlimited amount of space and therefore you will need to come up with other methods, rules and procedures to reduce the amount of physical papers, files and documents you accumulate
Set standards and rules for your office
In the spirit of recycling, reusing, protecting the environment and keeping your office free of clutter you will need to set up some standards for your office to reduce the amount of paper that you use. You may have all of your employees use soft files to store data and documents that can be backed up on the cloud or on a shared network for easy access. In cases where they absolutely must use paper, make certain that all paper is used for printing on both sides and is disposed of correctly after use where they will be recycled by a recycling company. Another fun thing you could do is to host a clean-up day once every three months with food and music where your whole staff gets together to clean up your office and get rid of clutter that has collected in those three months.