Moving offices can be a daunting experience at the best of times and even more so with the current COVID-19 pandemic acting as a backdrop. Extra precautions need to be taken to ensure the safety of your staff as well as any third party companies assisting you with the move.
At Superstore Self Storage in Leicester, we have plenty of experience with both storage and removals. Here some of the best hints and tips for managing an efficient office move in the current environment…
Hire a reliable removals firm
When choosing a removals firm during the pandemic, be sure to pick one with an updated coronavirus contingency plan. This demonstrates that they are committed to the safety of you and your employees. You may even wish to discuss tailoring their service to meet any specific needs your staff might have.
Invest in a deep clean
Coronavirus deep clean services are an essential investment for any business contemplating a move during a pandemic. Steam cleaning will eradicate any bacteria from the building surfaces, whilst chemical fogging with eliminate any infectious microbes in the air.
Pack in advance
There is some evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is able to survive on cardboard up to 24 hours. By packing up all your office equipment with more than a day’s notice to spare, you can drastically reduce the chance of spreading any infection among your work force.
Make use of storage facilities
A major change for many offices during the pandemic is the requirement to comply with social distancing measures. For many this involves spacing their employees out over a room to ensure they keep the required 2m away from one another. This might mean having some members of staff working from home, resulting in the need for fewer desks, chairs, and other office furniture. All those empty workstations are not only demoralising for your in-office team, but also produce extra work for cleaning staff, despite not being in use. Why not take advantage of a local storage facility, who will be able to take that furniture off your hands, be it on a short- or a long-term basis?
If you’re relocating to or around Leicester, we can help you with all your removals and self-storage needs. Call Superstore Self Storage today on 0116 239 3000 for a free, no obligation quote.