When your going through a house move as a remote worker, it can bring some unique issues. Not only are you going to be moving your own home items, but you’re also going to be moving your office too. This adds a new level to your stress that some people don’t have.
Moving your primary working environment into a new home takes considerations in order to cut down on stress, and to help avoid any downtime that isn’t needed. Here are four of the things you should consider:
Set Aside Your Essential Office Equipment
There is no way of getting around it, with the need to move certain pieces and the logistics that are involved in the moving process, there is only so much of it in your control. Of course, you can help the situation by using commercial movers, however, you will need to ensure you are extremely organized with the elements that you can control
When it comes to getting your home office packed away, you need to make sure you have everything that you need in order to be able to work. This means things like your computer and any important files that you don’t want to get lost in a moving truck.
Even once you have moved, you may end up spending some time without your needed items. Moving trucks don’t often follow you from door-to-door, so if you know you are going to need certain items for setting up your temporary working station, pack them with you instead.
It helps if you can arrange your move around time off from work, in the ideal situation you will have moved, unpacked, and be ready for a fresh working environment in your new home.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help
Sometimes it’s best to bring in the reinforcements to help keep your stress levels down. Using a commercial moving company can be a necessity if you want to prevent damages and delays with moving your office.
If you have electronic items that you can’t ake with you, make sure you ask about the full services and options for the move. They may be able to pack everything up for you and prevent you from spending too much time away from your work. They may also have suggestions to help you pack away your equipment properly.
Make Note Of Your Office Set Up
You may be really happy with the way your office is set up and have got used to working this way, or you may be looking for a fresh start with the move. Either way, it’s important for you to make a through not of how your office is set up at the moment and how you plan to set it up in the move. You will help to minimize any time away from work, and get yourself back up and running quicker if you take notes and take photos of your office before you start to pack it away.
These are just three of the ways that you can move your office when you are working from home and planning a house move. Are you moving home soon? What are your plans for moving your office?