Moving Your Office? The Basics You Need To Know

When it comes to moving, commercial moves are typically more complex and larger scale than residential moves. If your company is facing an impending relocation, it's important that you are not only fully prepared but also know exactly what to expect from your commercial office mover. Since many companies only deal with a move like this once or twice, many business owners don't know where to start. Here's a look at a few of the things that you need to understand as you start preparing for your office move.

Personal Items

In most cases, commercial office movers won't pack and move personal belongings. As a result, your staff will need to have their workstations packed up and sealed in boxes before the movers show up.

Take time to talk with your moving company about what things they can and cannot move. Relay that information to your staff along with a timeline of when things must be packed and prepared so that the movers can load the boxes and break down cubicles without having to worry about personal possessions.

Filing Cabinets

Every moving company has its own expectations for how it will handle moving filing cabinets. Take time to talk with your moving company about their expectations for your company's cabinets. If you need to empty them before moving, pack your files in boxes and clearly label each box with the filing cabinet number that the files belong in. Then, mark that cabinet with the same number so that everything ends up where it started.

In other cases, your mover may advise that you just tape or strap the drawers closed as they are. The mover will use a dolly or other equipment to move the filing cabinets intact. This is often faster and easier, but it might come with an additional charge for the weight.

Office Equipment

There's a good chance that your office has a lot of equipment and machinery. Everything from cash registers to computers, printers, and more will need to be moved. Talk with your mover about what equipment they will move for you, what preparations you need to make, and which things you'll have to move for yourself.

In most cases, you'll be expected to remove the toner and ink from machines. This ensures that there are no spills, punctures, or other damage issues that can contaminate the trailer, the belongings, and more.

These are a few things that you should think about when you're getting ready to move your office to another location. Talk with your commercial office mover today for more help.

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