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9 Things to Do Before an Office Move
Whether moving down the block, across the city, or the country, office moving can often prove to be a challenge no one can take on without a lot of forethought and detailed planning. When faced with a move for your business or office, you’re probably wondering where to even start in the planning process, and how to find the right office moving company to ensure your business’ items are kept safe and transported responsibly and with care.
On your end, having the proper preparation and education on the office moving process will let you be secure in your move and confident that you’re practicing the right techniques to pack and prepare your things for your movers properly.
If you’re looking for the best office moving tips, we’ve got you covered in all things business moving. Learn more about how to best prepare yourself, your employees, and your business with our complete office moving checklist.
How to Find the Best Professional Office Movers
Before you start preparing for the moving process, you’ll of course need to book the right professional office moving company for your relocation. When looking for the right business movers, you’ll want to check for a few different things during the course of your research.
First thing’s first when it comes to looking for the right professional moving company for your move: you need to assess the reviews of your potential company to determine their level of customer service and experience. You can also ask around to colleagues, partners, or friends and family to get some good company recommendations.
When looking for companies organically online, don’t just look at the reviews shown on the moving company’s website, either. These reviews can easily be moderated or deleted to show only favorable ones. Instead, look at customer reviews on sites like Google Reviews, the Better Business Bureau, Yelp, and more. These reviews come from real past customers that can give you a good sense as to what to expect from the moving company you’re looking at. If a customer has a bad review of the company, it will also give you a good idea of how a company responds to criticism or to negative customer experiences.
Once you’ve found a few different companies that you think potentially might be a good fit for you and your business, make sure you get quotes from all of them to compare prices and services. Shopping around for quotes will let you not only find the most reasonable pricing for the services you’re interested in but will also give you a better idea of what the market price points are for the size and scale of your move as a whole. This will also help you to weed out any potential moving scams, since their initial quotes will be suspiciously lower than the other companies you’ve reviewed, or will not have any or as many reviews as the other companies.
Lastly, you’ll of course need to check your potential company’s accreditations, affiliations, and licenses to make sure that they’re wrong for providing customers with high-quality service and have the appropriate licensing to operate properly.
Office Moving Checklist
Now that you’ve got everything you need to find the right business movers, it’s time to start planning the move itself. Read below for the complete tips for office moving that will put you and your business in the best shape come moving day.
- Start Planning as Soon as Possible
- Get Organized
- Declutter Your Office
- Communicate with Your Employees
- Make a Layout of Your New Office
- Be Mindful of IT Needs
- Schedule Deadlines & Operations Accordingly
- Pack & Label Boxes
- Notify Third Parties & Update Address
Now that you have the complete guide to planning for an office move on your side, you can get your business started in the process effectively and efficiently. Looking for the right office moving company to get you set up for moving success? See what Bekin Van Lines can do for you and your business today. Our many decades of commercial experience and knowledge of office moves will ensure that you receive not only the best pricing for your business, but that your move is handled with the utmost care and professionalism. See what Bekin can do for you today!