What to do If Relocating into a Smaller Building

Sometimes life does not always go according to plan, and the same goes for business plans. Whether you are relocating due to budget cuts, or if you just need a new space, moving into a smaller building can be done with ease. If you are moving in from a larger building then you will need to make some adjustments to accommodate your new space. Don’t worry; this article will help you to prepare for relocating into a smaller building. Use this helpful information to your advantage in adapting to your environment.

Prioritize Items & Make Space  

Essentially what you should be doing if you are moving into a smaller space is to get rid of things. This is especially true if you are moving in from a large building. The amount of available space will not be as it was in your current building, so it is best to prepare for this. Every office and home collects useless junk over the years, as well as items that have become forgotten; these are the types of items that you should be on the lookout for.

A great suggestion is to get a team of people together and go through everything in your current space. Make a list of items that can definitely be let go, and a list of items that you are considering. This way you can get a better idea of what items are going to the new building for certain, and you can determine how much space will be used by them. This will then help you to figure out what cannot come, for the sake of space.

When you have collected the items you decided to leave behind, the next step is to figure out what to do with them. Not to worry; I will provide you with a few options on what you can do with those unwanted items.

  • Donate– One of the best options for ridding yourself of unwanted items is to donate. Donation centers take an array of items, so there is a good chance they will be able to take all or most of these items off your hands. This way you help out people in need, and you create more space in your smaller building.
  • Re-sell– Another option is to re-sell. If your office items can still function properly, then they can be re-sold. This option allows you to get rid of items while making a few extra bucks.
  • Storage– Yet another fantastic option is to keep all or most of these items in storage. If you just can’t seem to part with the items but you know they can’t fit in your new building, then rent a storage unit. This way you can take what you need, when you need it without taking up valuable space. Keep in mind this will be an added expense for as long as you have the storage unit.

Get Smart with Your Space

Flash forward to move in day; you and your staff are ready to settle in, but how can you make efficient use of your smaller space? Well I will let you know! The thing with small spaces is that they can be difficult to properly utilize to their full potential. But with the right information and tools your new, smaller office can be just as functional as your old, larger office. Below are a few tips and tricks to help your small space feel larger.

  • If you can, try to purchase smaller and less bulky furniture. This will take up less space and open up more room.
  • Storage is your best friend when it comes to small spaces. There is a variety of nifty and functional storage items that cater to small areas. Take to the internet to find great storage options.
  • Arrange your office furniture in a way that it caters to your small space. Don’t try to force a set up that won’t work, this will only make your small space feel smaller.
  • Clear out regularly; schedule a time maybe once a month where someone goes around the office to make sure space is being efficiently used. Get rid of things that are collecting dust, because space is now precious.

Hopefully these useful suggestions will help ease the transition into a smaller building. If you have worries take a breath and relax, it can be done with the right tools and information.


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