Business moving is an excellent way to secure an improved location for your business, but it can also come with significant stress, downtime, and risk of the damaged property.
Follow these five tips to work with professional movers in your area and enjoy efficient, low-cost moving services for your business.
1. Create a Packing List
Just like a residential move, your commercial move requires careful packing and planning.
While your business is still operating in your current location, have your employees create a detailed list of all your company assets. Be sure to include all of these items:
- Office supplies
- Storage supplies
- Commercial equipment
Whether you have heavy-duty manufacturing equipment or a few desks and chairs, it’s important to have a packing plan.
Discuss any unusually large or heavy equipment with a moving company to find out how you can safely relocate your business with minimal risk of damage.
2. Downsize your Business Supplies
It’s best to downsize before you start your move. Save money and simplify your move by reducing your business supplies.
Don’t wait until you’ve paid to move business assets to your new location to find out that you don’t have a use for them.
Organize Your Inventory
Excess inventory costs time and money to move. If you have inventory that you’re no longer using, find ways to liquidate it before you relocate.
This will not only free up some working capital to pay for your move but will also reduce the cost of your relocation service.
Look for areas where you can operate with minimal inventory. Leverage a just-in-time delivery strategy to minimize the cost of your move.
This will allow you to keep up operations with minimal physical assets until you move into your new location.
If there are excess items that you only use seasonally, pack these up to speed up your corporate moving process. Use your time wisely to avoid last-minute overtime and stress during your move.
3. Make a Plan
After you’ve downsized your commercial inventory and assets, use your packing list to start making decisions on packing strategies.
Follow these steps to start putting your plan into action, ideally a few weeks before the big day.
Invest in Storage Solutions
These items will allow a professional moving company to maximize space in their moving truck without risking damage to your assets.
Quickly unpack at your new location by clearly labeling each box. This will also help your moving team put boxes in the correct location at your new office or commercial location.
4. Notify Clients, Customers and Business Partners
Your clients, customers, business partners, and even employees need to understand where you’re moving and why.
Clearly communicate the benefits of your commercial relocation and provide clear instructions on how to access your new location.
Send your new address to important business partners and suppliers to prevent delivery issues.
5. Compare Moving Companies
Research professional moving companies for your commercial relocation. Compare reviews and discover how leading companies in your area rate. Work with a highly rated and reputable company to prevent additional costs and damage to your business property.
Look for a moving company that offers full-service support to enjoy efficient relocation services that don’t require all your employees to move their own equipment and office supplies.
At Direct Relocation Services, we’re proud to offer leading corporate relocation services in Florida. Whether you’re planning a cross-country relocation or traveling within your local area, contact us today to receive an estimate.
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