Residential moves can be overwhelming and also exciting. Commercial moves are an entirely different process. The excitement remains; however, the office moving process comes with its own set of problems. Don’t worry! Motivated Movers is here with solutions to help you avoid three common commercial moving mistakes.
#1 Don’t Be Late
If you start your move too late, you may not be able to find a reputable moving company. You may run into unexpected problems and have little time to find solutions. Plan ahead!
Once you have selected your new office location, make sure that you give yourself enough time to hire a reliable moving company. Begin by conducting research of online reviews of moving companies in your area that provide commercial moving services.
Moving offices provides you with the perfect opportunity to get rid of old furniture, file folders, and other junk that has been piling up in your office. You can also purchase new furniture, upgrade your Internet package, or improve your floor plan for your new space. The possibilities are endless!
#2 Don’t Underestimate the Process
Even those in a small office with only a few employees can expect relocating to be time-consuming and tiring. There are many things to consider when you are moving, including:
- Moving company
- Internet & phone infrastructure in new space
- Floor plan
Make the chaotic process easier by implementing a plan. Decide which of your employees is going to transport what. Are you hiring a moving company? When are you moving? Give your staff at least two weeks notice! Don’t leave everyone scrambling at the last minute.
Talk to your team to establish a plan of action to help keep business from getting interrupted during your move. Then, make sure that you inform all of your clients that you are moving via newsletter or email. This will keep them at bay if minor issues arise as well as educate them on your new office happenings!
#3 Don’t Underestimate the Cost
When you are moving into a new office, the last thing you need is an unexpected expense. Request a detailed quote from your movers, and make sure that you talk to them about any fees you may incur. This way you know before you go.
Talk to your movers about upgrades, deposits, late fees, additional services, and insurance costs. The more you know going in, the more you can better prepare and budget accordingly. When you do build your budget, add a cushion for unforeseen costs.