As your business grows, it may eventually be necessary for you to go through a commercial move or business relocation to make room for new employees or departments. Unless you are a small, one-person business with a desk and chair, there will likely be a lot of office furniture to move between your old location and your new one. While it may be tempting to disassemble, move, and reassemble your office furniture on your own, this also increases the chances of injury. When relocating your business, you might consider hiring professionals to do the work for you.
Why You Should Hire Pro Movers for Your Commercial Move
If you have ever tried to move your desk by yourself, you know it’s heavy! Desks, filing cabinets, and certain types of chairs—all of these items can be prohibitively difficult for one person to move without risking serious injury. And even if you conscript your co-workers to help with the move, all you’ll do is put more people at risk of injury.
Furthermore, what about the building itself? All it takes is one errant desk corner hitting the wall just right and you’ve got damage to the building, which can get expensive to repair. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about either of these potential scenarios when you hire a moving company.
Moving companies not only have highly trained technicians, but they also utilize gear and equipment designed to make relocation safer and to prevent damage to the furniture or either building as furniture is transported. Movers will carefully remove and (if needed) disassemble your office furniture, transport it to your new location, place pieces where you tell them to, and reassemble any furniture that was disassembled.
How to Make Things Easier During Your Business Relocation
Relocating an office is never an easy task, regardless of whether you’re moving across the street or across town. But by taking these simple steps, you can make the transition as smooth as possible:
- A day or two before the move, give each employee a box for personal belongings. Have them wrap fragile items, place pens and other small items into envelopes to keep them from getting lost, and encourage employees to consolidate their boxes to save space. Also, encourage employees to take personal belongings home rather than keep them at the office during the move.
- Upright file cabinets may be moved with all contents intact, but lateral cabinets will need to be emptied. Also, remember to unbolt any cabinets that are gang bolted together.
- Remove and secure the contents of supply cabinets. Lock, tape, or tie the doors closed.
- Remove books from bookshelves, standing them on end in cartons.
- Complete packing before moving day, as only authorized personnel should be present during the move for safety reasons.
A Commercial Relocation Is Easier Than You Think!
You might think you need to do all the heavy lifting yourself when relocating your office, both literally and figuratively. However, inexperienced movers cannot only cause themselves serious injury, they can risk damaging both furniture and the building, leading to expensive repairs or replacements. If you want to save both time and stress, you should look into hiring professional movers to get the job done safely and correctly.
When you book a corporate move with us here at Nilson Van & Storage, know that you’re paying for peace of mind and a job well done. Our highly trained movers will take care of your office furniture every step of the way. If you are ready to schedule your commercial move with the experts, contact our team today!