Office Move Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

By Anita Jaynes on 23 December, 2020

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If nothing else this year has taught us that we can’t take anything for granted and that change is inevitable. Sometimes this can mean we need to move offices whether it’s because we have to find more space for our growing workforce. Or downsize because we have changed our way of working. Moving offices can be complicated, and there are going to be times where you have to make decisions and sacrifices to get things done. But whatever you decide, there are a few common mistakes that business owners make when moving that you can avoid if you prepare for them in advance. 

Failing To Prepare

Being organised is the best way to ensure a successful move, there are tools such as Trello you should utilise to secure the knowledge that you and your whole team are on the same page at all times. It is also essential to organise any services you may need to access in advance. 

One service you will want to book in advance is the electrical testing, it’s essential that you arrange electrical testing to meet the regulatory standards, and it is your responsibility to secure the safety of all employees which Electrical Testing helps. Being in full control of the move and planning everything advance means you will avoid as many mistakes as possible. 


During an office move, there are many people involved, lots of equipment, and the potential for damages. Hiring a commercial removals company that specialise with this type of removals is a great idea. But speaking to your insurance company and making sure that you have cover for any accidents that may unfortunately happen is highly recommended. 

Business owners can feel much more confident in their decisions and actions when they know they have done everything to prevent accidents or emergencies that can unfortunately happen. Businesses continue to move forward positively, as well this way. 

Avoiding Necessary Costs

Cutting corners is certainly something we want to avoid in any business decision. Simply put, there are some costs you cannot avoid when moving offices, so business owners need to carefully consider the most cost-effective way forward rather than trying to do things ‘cheaply’. 

For example, a removal company that offers to do the same job for half the price is something to be wary about, sometimes there is a good reason for a cheaper option, and of course, shopping around is an excellent way of reducing costs. However, if something seems too good to be true, it generally is. If you decide it might be a good idea to try and avoid a cost that you have received advice about, you may find it causes you some larger problems on the day of the big move, which is less than ideal. 

Ultimately there are rules to follow, processes to implement and various issues to cater for, so taking care of the finer details from the offset can ensure you avoid disaster. So start with a comprehensive list and go from there.