The typical way we recommend conducting a business relocation is a phased move. Many people might misunderstand that to mean a slow move, but that really couldn’t be further from the truth. What a phased move does is create a situation where your office is moved in the proper order, which actually allows the move to be conducted much more efficiently.
Generally speaking, every office move has three main phases: preparation before the move, the actual relocation process, and then setting up the new location. The most important of these phases, which ensures that everything after it can happen without a hitch, is the pre-move preparation. This is when all small items are boxed up, all furniture that needs to be is disassembled, and all electronics are unplugged and stored.
If any of you have ever had to help a friend move who simply hasn’t prepared any boxes, cleaned out his refrigerator, or even washed his dishes, you know how important this part is. It can mean the difference between a four hour move and an all-day affair.