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What Factors Are Considered when Pricing My Upcoming Commercial Move?

Moving into empty office space

As you stand at the doorway of your office building, gawking at the legions of computer keyboards and ergonomic chairs, you wonder: "How much are commercial moves?"

Every space is different, but there are some critical factors we use to price your move. Keep these price-impacting variables in mind and you'll have more control over the final cost of your relocation.

Here are the six factors to remember for pricing your commercial move:

How Quickly You Need to Move

If you needed to be out of the building yesterday, and your landlord has sent you a courtesy memo with colored words, you'll need a fast move. Faster moves usually require more trucks (if you're hauling lots of items) and more movers. However, if your landlord is giving you a break and you have some time, you could save on the extra labor and truck hauls.

The Square Footage of Your Commercial Space

A 3,000 square foot office space will be less expensive than a cavernous 10,000 square foot building—unless you're using 10,000 square feet to accommodate your collection of old fax machines. All five of them. Then we'd make some price adjustments.

The Need for Additional Packing

We could help you with packing your items if you need a hand. Some items are best packed by professionals to prevent damage, so that wouldn't be a bad idea. But if you're looking to save, packing most of the items yourself will factor into the final price for your commercial move.

Sensitive Equipment or Artwork

If you have expensive TVs or Picasso originals in your commercial space, these delicacies may require special handling. We may need extra padding, or our electronic moving service if your valuables require a secure transport. We wouldn't want that 1911 Picasso original blemished by a loose 1984 IBM computer. That would just be wrong.

Furniture Disassembly and Reassembly

Furniture pieces are a particular consideration because they require some disassembly and reassembly. We do this to maximize the storage space of our trucks and make it easier for our guys to haul. If you have large workstations, cubicles, or sectionals, these will require more time and labor to move. If you are a carpenter or have one you could ask a favor of, doing this labor yourself before your moving day will save you the extra cost.

Potential Delays

Elevators are always great—except when they don't work. A nonfunctioning elevator on your moving day means our guys will be doing calf raises down the stairs as they haul your items. Is there a scheduled street construction project on your moving day? The road construction could add delays to your move if we're doing multiple trips. Take a moment to ensure your elevator inspection is up to date, and call your city construction projects department to make sure that your chosen day doesn't lead to costly delays.

With these factors in mind, you'll have a better understanding of how we price your move.

Nilson Van is no stranger to commercial moves. If you'd like to get more information about our services and how we can help during your commercial move contact us today!


- Jack Jacobs



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