Your business is growing, and it’s time to move to a brand new space— but is it possible to have an easy office move? Moving isn’t fun under the best of circumstances, whether you’re building a new structure or leasing a preexisting space, but we’ve got some helpful tips for a more pleasant office move.
Tip #1: Prepare Your Janitorial Service for Your Office Move
As you prepare for your office move, it’s a good time for everyone to go through their desks and make important decisions about what will go with you to the new space or what will head to the garbage. The cleaning-out process inevitably leads to increased trash, so it’s smart to give your janitorial service the heads up. It’s likely that your janitorial service will need to charge extra for the additional trash removal, so add that into the budget you’re creating for your office move.
Tip #2: Request a New Proposal for the Service You’ll Need
If you’re happy with your current cleaning services, let them know that you’re interested in engaging them again at your new location. They’ll need time to create a new cleaning proposal as well as access to the building or a set of blueprints to enable them to make an accurate proposal. This will allow you to ensure that their services are still within your budget, particularly if you’re moving to a larger space.
If you’re not happy with your current janitorial service, now’s the time to start exploring your options. Start interviewing new companies, with an eye toward the qualities that are most desirable in a great commercial cleaning company.
Tip #3: Schedule an Initial Cleaning Before Your Office Move and a Final Cleaning After Your Office Move
Whether you’re moving into a newly constructed building or just leasing an office, it’s nice to come into a freshly cleaned office. That said, new construction requires a great deal of cleanup. Talk to your contractor to find out whether or not they’ll be handling the construction cleanup or if your janitorial service will have the opportunity to clean up after them.
Dirt- and debris-free floors, shining windows, and freshly mopped bathrooms make it feel homier. Give your janitorial service ample notification that you’d like for them to prepare the way for your office move by deep cleaning your new office before moving day.
On the other end of the spectrum, it’s also important to arrange to have your old office cleaned, too. Failure to leave your current space in tip-top condition is disrespectful at best and could lead to a loss of your deposit, if not additional fees. Rather than deal with the trouble associated with a dirty office, contact your janitorial service and schedule a final cleaning.
Tip #4: Prepare Your Janitorial Service for a Bigger Job After Your Office Move
As your business grows and you require more staff, remember that your janitorial service experiences the same kind of growing pains. If your larger space after your office move requires more training and a bigger janitorial staff, they need some notice so they can hire and train the new employees they need to serve you properly.
If you’re preparing to make an office move and you’re seeking a janitorial service, American Maintenance has the knowledge and experience you need to get the job done properly. Contact us today for a no-obligation estimate!