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Companies of all sizes rely on commercial movers to pull off worry-free office relocations. To avoid costly confusion and to minimize downtime, it requires careful planning. Your moving company will have the experience to guide you along the way, but ultimately, no one knows the needs of your business quite like you.
By taking your insight and applying it to the following moving tips from our Kelowna movers, you will be well positioned to hit the ground running at your new office.
Companies relocate for many reasons, including:
As soon as you set your sights on a new office, it’s important to begin the planning process and consider which moving services you’ll require. How are you physically going to move your:
Even for small businesses, it can take months to coordinate a move. For larger operations, it will take longer still.
As the saying goes: ‘Many hands make light work.’ As the time for your move approaches, you can instruct your staff members to begin packing their personal belongings so that they’re ready for your commercial movers.
Have them start with the items that are used less frequently, leaving only the things they need to keep working. That way, they’ll be able to remain productive right up until the actual moving day.
Another effective strategy is to enlist the help of a senior employee to act as a moving liaison between your:
Better yet, appoint one person to handle the logistics at your current location, and another to coordinate things at the new office. On moving day, this ensures you’ll have someone overseeing the process at each location (you can’t be in two places at once).
There are plenty of outfits that claim to have experience in office relocations. Rather than take them at their word, do a little digging to see if they have the credentials to handle your move efficiently. This includes:
If you’re moving into (or from) a lease property, work out a moving schedule with the manager. Find out if you’re restricted to moving during office hours only, or if you can do it after hours. Other things to ask include:
If you’re a business moving to a different city, read our post: Business Moving: Tips from Long Distance Movers Canada Companies Trust.
If you’re looking for commercial movers who take the stress out of office relocations, call Bekins Moving & Storage. Our skill and professionalism make us the Kelowna movers of choice.