Relocating Your Office With Professional Assistance
If you’ve been tasked with organizing your business’ move, you may be at a loss as to where to start. One of the key factors in the success or otherwise of your project is detailed, timely planning. The other critical decision is in your selection of the available moving companies.
This post will take you through the main advantages of choosing the right removals company for the job, and using their help to organize the logistics of your move.
An office move will always be more complicated than you anticipate, so the earlier you begin the planning process, the better. As a rough guide, expert movers recommend that for a small office, at least a three-month lead-in time is desirable. Larger offices take considerably more time; at least six to eight months is necessary.
Getting a reputable and reliable removals company like North American Van Lines on board early in the process will assist with the complexities of the removals process.
You may think, especially if your office is only small, that you can handle it internally. But hiring the right company to act on your behalf will remove much of the stress and pressure, allowing you and your staff to keep the business going in the interim.
Professional removers, for instance, will be able to work out the logistics of the move far more adeptly. They already have sufficiently large vans and trained staff to pack and unload them correctly.
And a huge advantage of employing removal companies for your move is that it minimizes risks. Damage to expensive IT equipment, items lost in transit, and even theft can occur if you attempt to handle your move in-house or with a less than professional firm.
Good removal companies always carry sufficient insurance to cover you for unfortunate events. You’ll know that your items are protected and you won’t end up out-of-pocket if something goes wrong. But again, those risks are further mitigated with a professional firm, as they will have expertise in packaging, handling, carrying, and relocating even the largest and most awkward items.
We are all aware of the cliché ‘time is money’; and it’s never truer than when moving your office from one location to another. The problem with handling the move internally is that the lack of in-house experience is likely to mean that the job will take longer. This will lead to lost working hours.
On the other hand, the expertise of the best removal companies will keep business downtime to a minimum. They will professionally handle the packaging up of the equipment and furniture that is to be moved, saving your own staff’s time. They will also be able to plan the move effectively so that it is carried out time-efficiently and to the agreed deadline.
Moving from one office to another is also often an opportunity to rethink your current use of the space you are leasing or buying. Throughout the planning process, it’s worth identifying what space is currently taken up with material that needs to be kept, but could safely be archived, for instance.
The best removal companies will provide storage solutions as well as moving services, so that material, data, or equipment not needed on a routine basis can be stored separately, off-site.
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