How To Execute A Commercial Move


Most business owners dread relocations. This is why they prefer to stay in old premises regardless of how large their business grows. Nevertheless, moves are unavoidable at times. For instance, your current office space would be too small for your existing workforce. Moreover, you may want to take advantage of expansive parking lots, recreational areas, and proximity to support businesses. Below is a piece with tips on executing a commercial move.

Hire a Commercial Removalist 

Moving your office furniture and equipment is a tiresome task. Therefore, hire a commercial removalist to move your items to the new office. Below are some questions to help you vet the removalist; 

  • What is your availability? It is a concern when you intend to move within a short timeline.
  • Are you licenced? Besides licencing, look out for insurance and certification from professional moving associations.
  • How will you protect the office items from damage? The removalist must pull all stops to protect the items. For instance, they could palletise bulky equipment and use bubble wrap to prevent cracks and scratches.
  • How much do you charge? The removalist should break down their pricing to ensure you comprehend the various removal costs. Moreover, it helps you bargain and reduces the removal costs. 

Inspect the New Office 

Most people forget to inspect their new premises, an oversight that complicates the move. For instance, the new office could need wiring to support your security devices, servers, and computers. Moreover, you might need to install lighting. When inspecting the premises, lookout for design features or items that could make it difficult to move some of your items. For instance, a pylon sign at the entrance could prevent the moving truck from parking at a strategic spot. On the other hand, a narrow doorway could prevent you from moving bulky items. 

Prepare Your Employees 

Preparing your employees goes a long way in making the move stress-free. For instance, you could ask them to arrange their workspaces to ensure documents do not get mixed up during the move. Besides, remind them to defrost the freezer and consume foods in the kitchen. Finally, request them to carry personal items such as mobile phones, photos, jewellery, and diaries. This way, they do not risk losing sentimental items during the move.

When moving your office, hire a commercial removalist, inspect the new office, and prepare your employees. Besides, be strategic when setting the removal date and time. Ideally, you should ensure the move does not distract your operations. 

Reach out to a removal company for more information.


20 June 2022

Moving on a budget

Moving can be really expensive! But I move regularly for one reason or another, and I've become pretty good at moving on a budget. I can always find a cheap removalist and get some great deals on packing supplies. I also have some good tips on smart packing to reduce the amount of boxes that you need to move, which can help to minimise the costs as well. People are always impressed with my budgeting mojo, so I thought it would be good to start a blog to share my tips as well as create a place for others to share their ideas on moving on a budget.