The most important thing about making an office move is to get your new location up and running as quickly as possible so you can keep your customers happy and bring in revenue. Whether your staff is large or small, you should have access your equipment, supplies, and documents right away in your new space.
Because there are several things that make commercial moves different than residential ones, it’s important to choose a moving team with enough experience. At White Glove Movers, we’ve moved hundreds of businesses in the Iowa City area, which means we know a thing or two about making it work.
Here are five ways you can survive your office move:
1. Be choosy with your mover
Before your staff members start cleaning and packing things up, you should speak to several commercial movers. Get at least three quotes and ask each of them about their office moving experience. Many moving companies focus on residential work, so it’s important to choose a mover that has a balanced amount of experience.
The team at White Glove Movers knows how to make the office moving process much easier. We specialize in both residential and commercial work, which means we can do both well. Let us know when you’re ready for a quote and we’ll give you one for free.
2. Office furniture is tricky
We all know that residential moving comes with heavy pieces of furniture, but have you thought about that big table in your conference room or all the cubicles on the main floor? Office furniture and storage units are large, heavy, and tricky to maneuver, which means you’re better off working with a professional team that has the right equipment for the job.
3. Commercial insurance is a must
Did you know that commercial movers are required to carry special commercial insurance? Ask every mover you consult for proof of their insurance. This will give you peace of mind. You should also speak to vendors for your copiers, computers, and other equipment prior to moving to see if they need service before getting packed up.
4. Use labels
Before moving day, have your staff members label everything including their chairs, desks, computer monitors and towers, cabinets, and more. If you’re disassembling pieces of furniture, make sure each component has a label and the same number to prevent them from getting lost in the shuffle. At White Glove Movers, we’ll load, unload, and reassemble everything in the new space.
5. Choose a locally owned moving company
Residential moving is stressful enough so don’t push your employees off the deep end by making them do the moving for you. If you’re concerned about the cost, we recommend working with a locally owned and operated moving company. Why? Because a locally owned moving company like White Glove Movers has little to no overhead cost, which means you save big time.
Get a quote
Speak to the team at White Glove Movers today regarding your commercial move in Iowa City. We’re happy to help give you peace of mind during your move and make it a smooth process.