Keeping Waste Down During A Business Relocation

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. A business relocation is a major event. A key to properly executing a relocation is minimizing waste. The following contributed post is entitled, Keeping Waste Down During A Business Relocation.

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Relocating your business can often be a great way to give it a new lease on life. It can help you to get in touch with more people, to be more visible, and make things easier for your employees too, for instance by ensuring that they are able to get to work more easily. But there are some things that you will need to consider when it comes to your business relocation, and one of the main ones is that you are keeping waste to a minimum. This is important for keeping costs down, but also for the sake of the environment, so let’s take a look at this now in some detail.

Minimize Downtime

One of the most concerning kinds of waste here is in the form of lost productivity, as this is the kind of thing that can really negatively affect the business quite a lot. If you want to make sure that you are keeping downtime to a minimum, you are going to need to plan out the relocation as best as you can, choosing your time well and not allowing it to get in the way of any important dates that your business might need to consider. If you can do that, you’ll find that it really helps a lot.

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Recycle Everything You Can

It can often be surprising just what you are able to recycle, and you should in general try to recycle as much as you possibly can if you are going to carry out your relocation in as eco-friendly a manner as possible. Even something like machinery can be recycled, and should be – all you need to do is look for a firm recycling machines and then tell them about what machinery you have that you need to deal with. Never assume you have to throw something away – usually you don’t.

Reuse Items

Just because you are relocating doesn’t mean that you have to go for all new items throughout the office and warehouse, of course. In fact, you should generally try to make sure that you are reusing items wherever possible, because that way you are going to be producing a lot less waste, and it will be easier for your business on the whole anyway. Whether it’s computers, desks or anything else useful, make sure that you are reusing wherever possible. You will find that this really helps you to keep waste low.

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Transportation Waste Issues

Finally, there is also something known as transportation waste, when you produce waste accidentally through the transportation process. That can happen because items get damaged, for instance, during transit. The best way to avoid this happening too much is to pack items properly, and you might want to use a professional removalist service to help ensure that too. If you have done that, you will find that you produce much less waste in transit, and therefore generally keep your waste to a minimum throughout the whole process. This is important, so be sure to pay attention to it.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.