Moving can be tricky and commercial moves present their own sets of challenges. Creating a plan and knowing the right steps to take can make a difference when you relocate your business. Additionally, knowing what to expect with an office move can reduce your stress and get you up and running faster.
Meet with Your Mover
Office moves are different that residential moves. It’s easier to ask friends and family to help you into a new house than it is a new office. Using a professional mover to help with your office move is a smart tactic. Businesses usually have much more confidential information, heavy furniture, and sensitive equipment. Not only do they have experience with important cargo, they will take less time to get you moved in and out.
Create an Itinerary
While residential moves work off of a timeframe, commercial moves are even more stringent. Not only do you want to avoid paying more in rental fees – downtime can impact your bottom line! Build a plan with your mover to help keep you both on track. You can help by providing a diagram of where you want your belongings to go in the new office.
Identify Important Pieces
Part of your business includes client information, proprietary data, and a lot of required paperwork. Make sure that you let your movers know about sensitive information or expensive equipment. If you’re concerned about anything specifically, you might consider moving those items yourself. Otherwise, just let your mover know to exercise extreme caution.
Plan to Handle Downtime
Working with a professional mover can help you move into your new location quicker. However, it’s important to determine how you want to handle the time your business is down. Be sure to communicate your upcoming move with customers and employees, so there’s no disconnect.
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