For over three decades, we’ve helped businesses experience the most efficient, stress-free office relocation possible – whether they’re heading across town, the state, or to another part of the country. We take care of everything along the way.
And speaking of “along the way,” over the years we’ve found that there are some tips that can really help all businesses – whether they are customers of our or not – enjoy a successful move, and avoid a regrettable one.
In part 1 of this series, we highlighted a couple of these tips:
- New furniture may ultimately end up costing less than used furniture
- Moving after-hours may not the best decision.
Here in part 2, we’ll explore a few more that are in your best interest to know before your business move, not after.
3. All cabinets are not created equal.
Provided that your movers are professional and experienced, you can expect them to relocate your office equipment and furniture safely, efficiently and appropriately. Indeed, watching professional movers in action is eye opening -- you’ll never look at moving the same way again!
However, despite their professionalism and skill, your movers won’t be able to move your horizontal (lateral) file cabinets if they’re fill of files. Therefore, ensure that the files are removed (it’s fine to have the bottom two drawers full).
Note that this requirement doesn’t apply to vertical file cabinets, which your movers can relocate even if they’re full of documents. So while you’re welcome to remove the documents if you wish, it’s not required.
4. Check to see if any furniture and equipment needs special attention.
Some of your office furniture and equipment may need some special attention, in order ensure that they’re moved safely, and then re-installed properly in their new home.
For example, if you’re moving a photocopier or production appliance, you may want the manufacturer or supplier to move it (and some contracts may require this, so make sure that you check).
And while some of your employees would be upset to hear you describe their beloved plants as “equipment” or “furniture,” make sure that you pay special attention to moving these as well. Some plants may be quite vulnerable, while others may need to be re-potted before moving -- or else you might be putting life and stem at risk!
5. Do some spring cleaning -- no matter the season!
Regardless of the time of year, now is the ideal time to do some spring cleaning and dispose of, recycle, donate or sell any equipment, furniture or other items that you don’t need to bring to your new location. Why move items that you don’t want or need?
For example, there may be old desks and chairs that haven’t been used for years, not to mention old computers that were “state of the art” many years ago, but now wouldn’t even fetch much (or anything) at a garage sale.
Stay Tuned for Part 3!
In part 3, we’ll explore more great tips to help you get the efficient, stress-free business move you want.
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