Summer can be a slow time for your company so you might be planning to make it your relocation season. Moving in the summer however, brings its own challenges. While it may be your slow season, the moving season is in full swing and the hot weather can be more of a hinder than a help. We’ve compiled some moving advice to help you maneuver through a summer move so your relocation is smooth and worry-free.
Keeping Cool During Your Summer Move
One of the main challenges you’ll face during a summer move is staying cool. When you and your employees transport your personal desk items into the new office from the old office be sure both places are ready for you. Make sure the air conditioning is on and running in both offices so you and your employees can stay cool. Also, have water available at both locations. People can become dehydrated quickly during the summer so provide water to everyone involved in the move.
You can also have a casual dress day so your employees can wear cooler outfits to stay comfortable during the move.
Prioritizing During Your Summer Move
Having access to the essentials in the new office will be a priority for you and your employees. The last thing you want is to get to the new office the day after moving and not be able to make some much-needed coffee. The items that you use daily should be packed and marked in specific boxes so you can access them quickly after getting to the new office.
It is likely you have many small electronic items in your office. As you probably know, electronic devices and extreme heat do not mix. In order to prevent any malfunction in your electronic devices, be sure to pack them last, avoid letting them sit in vehicle that is not air conditioned, and unpack them immediately after you get to the new office.
Planning for Your Summer Move
As mentioned before, the summer is a busy time for moving companies. Many businesses take the summer season to relocate since it is their slow season, which results in moving companies booking up quickly. If you are planning to relocate your business during this time as well, we suggest planning ahead and scheduling your move day with the moving company well in advance and ensure they have a Commercial Division like cord Moving and Storage has.
Relaxing After Your Summer Move
After everyone has made it to the new office with all of their desk items, giving them a chance to set everything up will go a long way. You should also give yourself and your employees a chance to celebrate the relocation. Spend the rest of the move day enjoying the new place and getting a feel for how everything flows. Sending out for sandwiches and snacks will add to the festivities and help everyone feel relaxed in the new office and comfortable with the change.
A summer move can be a great chance for the company to relocate at a time that won’t interfere with business. Just remember that summer brings challenges when moving is in involved. With proper planning however, you and your employees can enjoy a smooth relocation that is stress free.
Work with Cord Moving and Storage
At Cord Moving and Storage, we are your commercial relocation specialists serving Saint Louis, MO for over 90 years. Cord Moving and Storage continues to serve the Saint Louis metroplex with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free. David Voorhees with over 20 years of experience has seen it all, has done it all and has a wealth of knowledge to design a customized Phasing Plan for your move. David can be reached at Cord Moving and Storage corporate offices at (314) 595-0525 or by visiting Cord’s web site.