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What Not to Pack for Your Long Distance Business Move

A business merger can often require long distance moving services in order to integrate equipment and personnel.

A business merger can often require long distance moving services in order to integrate equipment and personnel.

Merging companies can be an exciting venture, but it’s not without its challenges. On top of integrating personnel and implementing business processes, you’ll likely have to contend with the logistics of transporting equipment, materials and, in some cases, employees. If your merger requires long distance moving, that adds further complexity.

In order to streamline the process of a commercial move, it’s a good idea to really consider what you’ll be packing and determine whether it’s important. In some cases, you might be better off leaving certain items behind.

 

Start Fresh

Whether you’re undergoing a business merger, or you’re simply relocating to a new office, moving presents an opportunity to start fresh. If you’re computers, networks and other office equipment is becoming outdated, purchasing new equipment might make sense for a number of reasons:

  • Reduce moving costs
  • Newer equipment and technology gives a competitive advantage
  • Improves employee morale

Kelowna moving companies typically charge by weight, so the less you take with you, the less you have to pay. Furthermore, you may even be able to sell off your current equipment to help offset the cost of long distance moving.

Some companies will use an office relocation or merger as an opportunity to rebrand. If this is the case, you may want to consider upgrading your office furniture to match the new look.

 

Duplicate Equipment

There’s a good chance that the company you’re acquiring will have its own equipment. If it’s in satisfactory condition, you might not want to bother relocating your own, unless, of course, there’s not enough to go around, or they lack certain key pieces of infrastructure.

Even if the equipment owned by the company you’re merging with is inferior to your own, you might be better off to simply use theirs for the time being. By giving yourself time to settle in, you’ll be able to determine your operational requirements and make a more informed decision later on.

 

Prohibited Items

From a safety standpoint, office movers are not permitted to transport a range of common items. This applies to items that represent a fire hazard or could result in an explosion, including:

  • Aerosols
  • Nail polish remover
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Combustible fuels in bottles or tanks (gasoline, propane, oxygen etc.)
  • Paints, varnishes and solvents
  • Household cleaning agents (ammonia, bleach)
  • Automotive or marine batteries
  • Matches and lighters
  • Ammunition

 For more advice on relocating your office, read our post: Business Move: Get your Stock from A to B.

 

If you require long distance moving to relocate your office, talk to Bekins Moving & Storage. We offer a comprehensive range of commercial moving services and we’ll work with you to plan the moving logistics to minimize downtime.

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