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February 7, 2020

Moving Offices? 5 Big Tips To Choosing The Perfect New Office

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Moving Offices? 5 Big Tips To Choosing The Perfect New Office

It can cost nearly $15,000 a month in New York per employee to rent an office. While this is the most expensive average, it shows you how a new office can affect your budget. 

If you are upgrading your company’s work area, the budget is just one of the factors to consider. 

Read on to discover 5 key elements for choosing your next office space.

1. Consider the Commute

When choosing a new office, you don’t want to move too far from your old one. Your employees will thank you when they don’t have to increase their commute. 

Look within a few miles from your current location. This will also help lower the cost of moving office equipment. 

2. Room for New Furniture

If you are wondering how to pick a new office to expand your business then you probably need a bigger space. With more square footage comes more furniture.

Use this move as an opportunity to liquidate your old furniture and upgrade with new pieces that utilize the extra area.

3. Building and Neighborhood Amenities

It isn’t all about business when it comes to moving offices. You also want to make sure your employees enjoy their time at work. How do you do this?

Choose a location that is nearby their favorite restaurants so going out to lunch is convenient and pleasant. The building should also be comfortable and include some fun activities. Some locations might include an on-site gym and/or cafe. 

When your employees are happy your business’s productivity improves. So, investing in these small gestures pays off.

4. Layout Options

Office moving gives you a chance to switch up your work area layout. Your old office may have come with traditional cubicles built-in. The new space is a blank canvas to design it as you see fit.

The newest layout concept is a co-working space. Your employees congregate together in one space, eliminating private offices. 

If you use this floorplan then you also need to supply your employees with retreat options for rest and privacy. Include a lounging and gaming area. Some companies have individual pods for napping or relaxing away from their work.

5. Lease Length

You should know that offices are only temporary. So look at the lease agreement length to know your commitment. 

As time goes by, your company will continue to grow and your needs may change.   

On the other hand, you don’t want a really short lease since the landlord will charge more for shorter periods. Find a middle ground that fits your budget and future plans. 

Also, look at the consequences of breaking the lease. If you really had to leave early how much would it cost you, how much notice do you need, and would it be worth it?

Moving to a New Office

Once you find your new office it is time to prepare for the move. This can take some planning so that you do not disrupt your business or lose data in the process. 

Contact us to get an estimate and expert advice on making your move run smoothly. 

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Paula C. July 2021

Sidley
"I wanted to let you know your move team is amazing! They are the quickest, neatest and quietist team I have ever worked with. Every time I go to follow up with them, they are already an office ahead of me. I’m very impressed with everything they have done today."

Johnathan L. July 2021

RER Solutions, Inc.
"The crew you sent was excellent! They were so efficient, polite and professional that in the future when I need these services, you will be the first call!"

Britanie T. June 2021

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt LLC
"I just wanted to mention how great your movers were today. They were all excellent, very friendly, FAST, and helpful! We will definitely be using your services again in a month or two once our second renovation is complete. Thank you!"

Katie D. May 2021

USUHS
"I was very happy with our move. Your crew was on time, efficient, and very careful when wrapping and moving the equipment. The process to get on base took some time and they were understanding and patient throughout the whole process. Thanks again for everything, I will definitely recommend OMX to any colleagues in need of moving services!"

Debbie K. May 2021

Varanko & Black
"The crew did a great job and really made our fast, crazy move bearable for me. They put everything in it's place beautifully. I can't thank them enough!"

Rachel S. May 2021

Allen & Overy
"Our move went really well. Dennis and the team did a great job and worked well together. I was impressed with how quickly and efficiently they were working through the project and had no issues throughout the three days that they were on site. Another successful project – thank you!"

Beth F. May 2021

Robbins Russell
"The movers were timely, professional, and careful in handling everything. I was very pleased. A very pleasant experience, thank you!"

Kyle A. March 2021

Smithsonian Institute
"Your team was great! We had no problems or concerns with the work done and will absolutely be giving you another call for future needs."

Theresa P. March 2021

OU Advocacy Center
"I wanted to share my utmost gratitude for DK and his team members who adhered to my every request. He consistently checked in with me to make sure the office furniture was in the proper place and if not, he and his team immediately repositioned the item. Their professionalism and attentiveness is to be commended. They made sure everything was in place and cleaned from both the move out location to the new location. Thank you so much!"

Candance G. February 2021

Aren't Fox
"The move was great because of the great team you sent over. They were very pleasant, professional, as well as very patient. They wound up having to stay longer than anticipated and move things around, and they never blinked. Thanks again. Looking forward to working with OMX again."
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