Last month was National Stress Awareness month in the United States, a time when we take care to understand how living a high-stress life can negatively impact our health and brainstorming ways to prevent it. But, just because National Stress Awareness month is over doesn’t mean you should go back to living a stressful life and avoid thinking about stress until next April. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, stress has a significant impact on your overall health. It may contribute to serious health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, in addition to mental disorders like depression or anxiety.

One potentially stressful project for any business owner is a corporate move. Just the thought of moving a whole company to a new location causes anxiety in many people — but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this blog, we’re going to talk about several things you should consider well in advance of a move in order to reduce stress and be more organized.

Plan Immediately

Even if your move is several months away, there’s no better time to start planning than the moment you decide that a move is necessary. Things move really fast in our modern world so more people than ever are adapting a “we’ll just wing it” kind of attitude for complicated projects like a corporate move. There are several problems with this.

First of all, one of the major causes of stress is not planning ahead far enough. When we feel disorganized and are faced with difficult decisions at a moments notice, our anxiety skyrockets. Simply taking the time before your move to brainstorm possible issues with the move could significantly reduce stress once moving day comes.

Having a plan will also allow you to coordinate better with your moving company well in advance. Chances are, your moving company will want to work out the details as soon as possible so that everyone can be on the same page.

Label Boxes

With a large-scale project like a corporate move, labeling your moving boxes is a must. Although some very small companies may be able to get away with it, it’s generally good practice to label your moving boxes before they’re packed in the truck. Not only will this allow you to quickly identify what’s in a box without opening it, but it will allow you to keep inventory of everything that’s going into and coming out of the truck.

Keep employees informed

After you’ve determined where and when the move will occur you’ll need to keep your employees informed about any important updates. If your employees will be helping with the move, they’ll need to mark that day off on their schedules because most companies move on weekends. If not, they should still be informed because they may need find other means of transportation to get to work on time each day.

Contact a professional mover

Calling a reputable corporate moving company is the best way to start planning for your move. At Moyer & Sons Moving & Storage we will work with you every step of the way to plan your move and make it as simple as possible for you and your employees. Contact us today to learn more.