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September 13, 2016

Song titles that describe the process of moving to a new office

By Jillian Schwartz

Finding new office space is rarely described as an entirely enjoyable activity. It can start out fun–it’s a chance to see what kinds of different spaces are out there–but can often turn in to an overwhelming, time-consuming process.

How does the whole search usually go? We put together some song titles that (we think) describe it from start to finish; beginning with the decision of whether or not you want to move, all the way to the feeling of relief when you find what you’re looking for.

If anything, it makes a pretty good work playlist.

Here’s how the story goes:

Something has to change; your office space just isn’t working anymore. Could you make it through with a simple reconfiguration or is it time to see what options are out there?
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? – The Clash

The conference room has turned into the lounge/phone call room/kitchen and if someone reheats their 3-day old tilapia in the microwave 8 minutes before a meeting again…
Move – Luke Bryan

Okay it’s definitely time to move. Now what?
HELP! – The Beatles

You’ve started to look up office space on your own but it has turned into a full time job on top of your full time job.
I Just Don’t Know What To Do with myself – The White Stripes

Trying to figure out how to set up a showing schedule, decipher broker lingo, and draft a proposal? Avril Lavigne says it best.
Complicated – Avril Lavigne

You know, it might be time for a broker.
We Can Work It Out – Beatles

You’ve picked a few good office options and it’s off to showings.
Walk This Way – Aerosmith

Multiple days with multiple showings…
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2

So you might have to cross “lake views from the Jacuzzi” off your wish list.
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones

After looking at so many options, you may feel like there is no hope that the right space is out there.
Running On Empty – Jackson Browne

But your broker is there to keep the dream alive.
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

They keep you motivated.
We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters

Even if they’re crossing their fingers just as hard as you are.
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

And then something clicks. You find a space. No, not just a space, the space. Something that just might work.
One Step Up – Bruce Springsteen

Could it be?
At Last – Etta James

It is! It’s something that finally fits your needs.
I Don’t Like It, I Love It – Flo Rida Feat. Robin Thicke

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

Yes, it’s finally real–the lease is signed and the furniture is set up. You have your new space and it’s even better than you expected it to be. Goodbye, fishy-smell meetings.
Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle

Until all too soon it starts to feel a little crowded…
Do It Again – Steely Dan

Finding yourself stuck somewhere in the beginning of this list? We can help you get to the Belinda Carlisle stage. Get in touch: 312-263-8787 or