Relocating your home or office is a big decision. Selecting your next space involves a careful selection process wherein there are multiple factors that you need to take into consideration such as the size of the new location, moving costs, and more. But planning and organizing can make the move much easier.
These are the key areas to focus on when setting out to move your home or office:
Planning– Plan your move. Instead of squeezing your shifting into a few days you can gradually move into your new home or office. You can create a calendar and set out dates for when you vacate your premises and when you move into a new one. You will also have to coordinate with your landlord and inform them of your moving date.
Budget – Set a budget. Allocating a budget for the move can help you choose your next location and plan how you will choose your movers. It is best to get quotations from moving companies before deciding which one to go for. Consider any other expenses that might occur during the shift such as repairs and renovations or buying new furniture for your new location.
Make a list – create a detailed list of all the items that you will be taking from your current place of stay to your new location. Having a list of all the items that need to be shifted helps you keep track of your belongings when you move. Take stock of your inventory, of all the things you already have and that you might need to buy for the move. Additionally, make a list of things you need to do before and after moving, such as having telephone connection installed, setting up computers, etc.
Packing – make sure you dismantle and carefully pack up all your belongings. You must make sure that you label all the items and their boxes to ensure an efficient assembling process. Although professional packers take care of the packing process it is important that you stay involved to ensure the safety of your more fragile items and to locate where each item has been packed and placed.
Communicate – update your address in your official documents and if you have shifted your office then inform your customers and vendors about the change of location. As a business you must update your address on your social media accounts, company website and web browsers such as Google. Furthermore, you need to make sure that you inform your utility providers such as electricity, internet service provider etc.
Legal considerations – Find out if there are any permits or licenses that you need to obtain before leaving your current location and before you move into a new one. You might need to update or register official documents with your local municipal board when changing your address.
Shifting can be a tedious process but with the right planning and with a detailed check list you can keep track of all the tasks that comes with moving.