Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Business |

When you’re moving into a new office, there are sometimes things that you might forget to pack or things that you might forget to do in the new office that will be of benefit to the family. One task is making sure the internet and cable are on so that everyone will be able to use their mobile devices or have something to do. Create a checklist for moving into a new office so that everything gets taken care of in a timely manner and so that nothing is left behind.

About two months before you move, you want to get quotes from moving companies if you know that you’re going to need help with moving. This is also a time to talk to your family and friends to see if they can help you move as you need to clear schedules for the day. Make sure there is a set day on the calendar for moving, finalizing that date closer to the time to prevent any confusion with services that are to be connected and with people who are helping.

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Make a list of the packing supplies that you’re going to need. These items will likely include boxes, tape, Styrofoam for a cushion between breakable items and markers for labeling. Empty a room or space in the office for boxes that are packed. Before you move, you want to drive through the new neighborhood to get an idea of where the schools are located, where grocery stores and shopping centers are located and where other community favorites are to keep from getting lost.

When you’re packing your belongings, it’s a good idea to get rid of the items you no longer need. Donate them to a secondhand store, or sell them to make a little extra money to pay the movers. You can also use the extra money for some of the deposits that need to be paid for utilities or food for the new office for the first few nights. Create a list of expensive items as well as large items that you need to keep track of to ensure that everything gets taken from one office to another. Pictures are also good to include to prove if any damages occur during the moving process.

Create a folder with all of your insurance information for the new office. You also want to make a list of all of the expenses that you have as these can be deducted on your tax return, especially if you’re moving because of your place of employment. Change your address with schools and the driver’s license office. You also want to notify doctors and other important offices of the new address so that it can be updated in your file. Memberships to associations, such as gyms, should also have an updated address. Start thinking about where things will go when you get to the new office, which is when a list will come in handy. Arrange childcare and pet care for the day of the move to keep them out of the way for their safety.