Visions of your upcoming moving into a new workspace are vivid. You know exactly how you want it to go and how you want it to look. The plan has been reviewed again and again. The team has been divided up with their own to-do lists. The boxes are all packed and the moving truck is soon to be rumbling in the parking lot prepared to move your entire business. So, why does it feel like there’s an anvil of anxiety on your chest?
If this sounds like you, do yourself a favor, take a step back and breathe. Inside the Lines is here to help. We offer solutions beyond just providing lasting quality furniture for your office workspace. Our team collaborates with yours to provide a great deal of strategic input into even the biggest moves.
If you’re uprooting your workspace, the stress that comes with moving can feel completely overwhelming. At its core, moving is simply translating conceptual plans to action. Unfortunately, we all know the saying about the best-laid plans. If you’re not careful, the end result of your moving day may look sweaty and chaotic with potentially broken and misplaced items as well as relationships.
Yes, moving is stressful. But just like other stressful things in life, there are ways to combat it.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Start Small and Work Your Way Up
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Whether you’re packing up the old or moving into the new, the best course of action is to start with a plan that incorporates all needed steps and tasks to get yourself into the swing of things. That mountain of work suddenly seems less intimidating when you’ve taken those first few initial steps.
Our ITL team will help plan for every part of your new location by helping layout where your existing furniture will be best utilized as well as what pieces you may need to add to get the most efficient use out of your new space. The ITL moving team will help implement this new design plan by moving your existing and added furniture and setting it up in your new location.
Moving is similar to event planning in many ways. Namely, you have to accept the fact that things will go wrong. When your floors are not quite dry enough yet or the contractor put the electrical outlets in the wrong location, take a moment to acknowledge the setback and then move on to solutions. Yes, it’s unfortunate that things didn’t work out as you’d hoped, but breaking setbacks down into actionable items will work wonders in keeping your day moving smoothly.
Consider Moving as an Opportunity
The easiest way to make moving less stressful is to simply move fewer things! As you’re initially packing, put some Marie Kondo on in the background. Ask yourself the hard-hitting question, “Is this really adding value to my life?” and answer honestly. When it’s all said and done, you’ll want your move to be a fresh start, and there’s no better way to accomplish that goal than by shedding unnecessary weight.
Nobody denies the fact that moving can be stressful. There are a million tasks to be done and even more setbacks along the way. However, if you utilize some of our tips to stay positive throughout the process, we promise you’ll be relaxing in your new space in no time at all.