Moving to a new home is difficult but moving an entire office is even more difficult. Not only do you have boxes of documents and paperwork, but you have lots of valuable items such as computers, printers, cubicle walls, desks and chairs.
In order to have a successful move, the first thing you need to do is hire a professional moving company that has years of experience in commercial moving, as they have the experience and resources to pull the move off seamlessly.
Here’s everything you need to know when moving your office:
When hiring a moving company, make sure they will handle what they say they will. Once you select a moving company you need to do the following:
- Get all the necessary permits
- Label all boxes so the movers know where to place each item
- Create a floor plan for the movers
- Secure entrances and elevators for the day of your move
- Have storage options just in case
Protect your Electronics and Valuables
Almost all businesses will have several computers, scanners, printers, and more. These items are not only expensive, but they also contain highly confidential and vital information. It’s important to keep all your valuables safe during the move. The goal is a smooth transition from one location to another, so having a professional like Armando Movers handling your valuables with care is priceless.
If you are unsure about any aspect of the move, you should ask the necessary questions so you’re never in the dark about what will happen. To avoid any surprises, make sure you ask the following questions:
- How many years have you been in this business?
- What specific experience do you have with office moves?
- Do you offer protection for loss or damages?
- Are you licensed and insured?
Taking inventory prior to moving is important because you don’t want to lose any items when moving them from point A to point B. Assign your employees the task of inventorying everything in their office. This way you will have a list of all employee’s office supplies. When you get to the new office, you’ll be able to check off which items belong to which employee.
A smooth office relocation is possible, you just have to be prepared. A professional moving company will go over all the details and logistics prior to the move, so you are well-informed.
Call Armando Movers today to coordinate your office move.