Relocating a lab requires paying attention to every single detail, regardless of the industry, because it is a delicate task that the smallest oversight can significantly impact. Attention to detail ensures that the old and new labs maintain their cleanliness and preserve the years of research and collected data that guarantee no work is lost. CRS Moving and Storage offers laboratory relocation services that can offer a well-organized plan to get the job done.
4 Tips to Help Execute a Stress-Free Laboratory Relocation
Without proper planning, laboratory moving can result in losses of valuable research, wasted time, high-stress levels, and costs. It’s imperative that you are fully prepared to execute the move while keeping valuable items and information safe to help prevent losses. Some helpful tips to make your laboratory relocation runs smoothly include:
1. Planning Far Enough in Advance
Planning far enough in advance enables the laboratory move to be seamless, cost-efficient, and time-efficient. Planning ahead gives you time to implement a system that coordinates a system for packing, storing, moving, and ensuring the protection of equipment and information that is valuable to the lab. Creating a plan also helps ensure that the new lab is organized and unpacked according to usage to guarantee that the lab is ready to go in a timely manner.
2. Assess Possible Issues
Communication is essential for the whole team. Whether certain tasks must continue despite the move or certain things must be accomplished because of the move, they all require clear communication and instruction. Cost can be a big issue since labs often operate on grants or a limited budget, but with enough time, everyone on the team can plan to stay within budget and keep productivity high on anything that is due to keep grants. Issues that may arise because of the move’s disruption can all be addressed before they even occur. Planning also means understanding that one can only plan so much and have a plan of attack should something go wrong.
3. Avoid Temporary Labs
Sometimes if moving from one lab to the next is taking too long, a temporary lab is needed to continue working. However, temporary labs are often a hassle and costly and should be avoided if possible. If a lab relocation is planned efficiently with everyone on the same page, there won’t be a need for a temporary lab.
4. Work With a Commercial Lab Moving Company
Planning a lab relocation on top of daily tasks and continuous work can be a lot to handle on your own. However, a commercial moving company is equipped with the team, skills, and experience necessary to not only execute the relocation but help you and the lab plan the move in advance to ensure everything runs smoothly and is done by the time you need it to be done. They will offer the materials necessary to package your lab’s equipment to prevent damage during transportation. This will help save you money on packing materials and ensure that your tools and equipment will arrive safely to their destination.
CRS Moving & Storage Specializes in Laboratory Relocation
At CRS Moving & Storage, we understand the importance of lab equipment moving and handling materials of a lab, regardless of size or industry. Our team has over 25 years of experience helping businesses of all industries, including laboratories, and is ready to help you and your team execute a stress-free and smooth transition into your new location. We know the importance of ensuring that all lab equipment, tools, and other belongings are kept safe during every process of the relocation.