How to Prepare for Office Moving

07 May 2022

How to Prepare for Office Moving

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of office setups have constantly changed and have switched up a lot of layouts since the initial onset of lockdown. Though a lot of pandemic-related restrictions have been lifted, many office workers haven’t gone back to the office full-time, and many either still work at home or have a hybrid setup to only come in a few days a week. Office moving has become more popular than ever. 


Because of these new office schedules and setups, a lot of corporate environments and office layouts have changed a lot to accommodate these new plans. This has meant that a lot of offices have decided to move, downsize, or change buildups to better accommodate this new working environments. If you’re looking to start fresh or move your office this year, it’s important to make sure you’re properly prepared and to know what to do to get your move started on the right foot. Make sure you have all of your bases cover continue to read for the best checklist for your move. 


What to Do Before an Office Move

If you’ve decided to relocate your office, there are certain things to look into or take care of so that your move goes smoothly and is planned out correctly. If you’re still looking for a new place or maybe are just mulling the thought of moving still, make sure to take a look at your current lease before making any decisions. Especially if you’ve been in the same spot for a while, go back over your terms and make sure you won’t be penalized for breaking your lease (if you’re considering) or see if you’re liable for damage done during the course of the lease or if you’ll be penalized for not giving notice of leaving within a certain time frame. Make sure to read everything thoroughly so you don’t accidentally end up forfeiting your deposit or are otherwise penalized. 


Once you’re ready to make your office moving plans into a reality, take the following steps to properly prepare:

  • Shop around for movers. Always get multiple quotes and shop around for the right moving company for you. This will let you get the right services and the right prices for what can often be a large and complicated undertaking. 

  • Set a moving budget. Set a budget for your move and have it approved by any  higher-ups so that you can lock in your movers and have a plan for your move. 

  • Notify your landlord. Always give your landlord and building as much notice as possible. If your lease requires you to give 30-60 days’ notice prior to moving out, make sure you’re aware of this and either do so or are aware of any penalizations before you take this step. 

  • Lock in your movers. Once you’ve given your landlord notice and have set a budget, it’s time to book your professional office movers. Chicago Movers will give you the best services at the best prices. 

  • Start planning. Once you have your movers and your moving date, it’s time to start planning for your move. Always take advantage of packing services your full-service movers provide for a big move like this. However, you’ll still need to plan and take steps to make your move success, even if we’ll be taking care of all the packing and moving for you. Communicate with your employees and make a checklist to determine how each individual involved will be impacted. Assign responsibilities if need be.

  • Notify clients/partners. Let your affiliates know of your move, and if any of your timelines or open projects will be impacted by the transition. 

  • Make a plan for move-in. Create not only a plan for moving out, but one for moving into your new space as well. Things like wifi and phone installations will need to be handled ahead of time, so make sure you’ve appropriately scheduled this. 


Preparing properly for an office or corporate move is imperative to the overall success of your office moving venture, and in making sure that your business isn’t interrupted for too long during your relocation. Always use Chicago Movers as your professional Chicago office movers so you’ll never have to worry about the quality of move you’ll receive. 

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