Moving your household while working out of your home can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. It can also affect the efficiency of your overall business practices and your customer base when all is said and done. Luckily, you can use the following tips and tricks to make the overall moving process more efficient and less stressful while working out of your home.
Hire a Moving Company
Hiring a moving company is one of the most important things you can do to make your move more efficient and less stressful while running a business out of your home. You might think you can get the job done yourself between taking care of your family and completing business tasks, or you may feel that your family can do most of the heavy lifting, but moving is a big job and will likely require more time, effort, and energy than you have to commit to the project.
Hiring a moving company will enable you to focus on your family and your business. You won't have to worry about packing, transporting, or unloading your stuff during the relocation. All you have to worry about is managing your household and showing up at your new home when it's time.
Create a Mobile Workstation
Make sure you can complete at least basic business tasks during your move by creating a mobile workstation to utilize while your home office is being taken apart and packed. You may find that it takes a few days to get set up at your new home, so the mobile workstation should come in handy there too. Here's what your mobile workstation should consist of:
A laptop of netbook capable of accessing your reports, customer information, and the Internet.
A mobile phone number and Internet connection for customer service, troubleshooting, and sales purposes.
A portable filing system that can store your most important and relevant pieces of paperwork like contracts, sales receipts, and employee files.
Communicate With Your Customers
It's also a good idea to communicate with all of your customers before you start your move, so they know what to expect throughout the process. If you anticipate any days that you won't be available or that your return phone call times will be extended, let your customers know days in advance so they can plan accordingly. And be conservative when letting your customers know when you plan to be back in full action, so you don't disappoint them with longer wait times than they anticipate.Share