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Moving A Home Office

Moving A Home Office

April 1, 2020 By King Relocation


Moving A Home Office

Best Practices for Moving Your Home Office

 

Did you know? According to a recent Gallup poll 43% of Americans work from home on occasion. Further, U.S. census data indicated that 5.2% of U.S. workers worked from home full-time in 2017. These numbers continue to rise, especially in light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak which is driving many businesses to mandate work-from-home policies.

 

Experts will tell you that one of the best ways to maintain productivity when you work from home is to have a dedicated home office space. Yet, when it comes time to relocate, most people will spend more time focusing on the bedroom and kitchen areas, and often forget about their home offices.

 

Moving a small home office requires many of the same considerations as large office moves. Here are a few best practices to consider:

 

  • Clean out your office. Many people use relocation as a way to purge items they no longer want or need. This is a great time to get rid of old files, papers, periodicals, and no longer used technology equipment from your home office. Old paperwork should be shredded if no longer needed, and important documents scanned into the computer and then shredded. Also, old printers, scanners, computer hardware, tablets and phones that are no longer needed should be taken to an e-waste recycling facility. While it may sound like a lot of work, a few hours spent cleaning out your office can save space and may help reduce the cost of your relocation.
  • Back up critical business data and applications. Before you pack up your computer, make sure the data and applications you use in your business are protected. It is a good idea to back up your computer both to a local, external hard drive and through a cloud-based backup or data protection service. Having your data stored in multiple places will ensure that your business can continue in the event that your computer hardware is damaged or lost during the move. Also, it is important to keep your important personal documents such as your drivers’ license and passport, along with your laptop, phone and/or tablet, with you when you travel to your new home – don’t send these items on the moving truck.
  • Communicate with clients, vendors and business partners. A relocation may temporarily disrupt your business so be sure to let your business contacts know that you are relocating, especially if you anticipate any down-time in your business. It’s also important to ensure that your business associates have your new mailing information and phone number so they can reach you following your move.

 

Finally, it is important to understand with any move, whether it is a residential or office move, planning and preparation are the keys to success. If you are looking for assistance in planning your next move, let King Companies help you make it your best move yet. Call us today at 800-854-3679.

 

About King Companies
As an agent of United Van Lines, King Companies has the resources and expertise to be your “go-to” resource for all relocation needs. Whether you are relocating your household, moving an office, or are in need of logistics services, we strive to ensure that your next move will be the best you will ever make. Call us today at 800-854-3679 to learn more.

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