If you are thinking of moving your business to somewhere else, no doubt the moving process can be cost and time consuming especially if you are inadequately prepared. Advance preparation can reduce your expenses significantly and save you plenty of time. Here are five points to help you prepare well for the move:
Donate or sell office equipment you no longer need
Many offices and companies have plenty of equipment that they do not use anymore. Since there is no other place to keep them, they usually end up in the store or just stay where they were. When you are considering moving, get rid of all such equipment so that you can reduce your load.
The weight of your load will influence the price of moving by commercial movers. The quickest way to clear such equipment is to give to other institutions that need them or sell them.
Inform the moving company early
It is vital to get a good moving company as early as possible. You should begin your search at least two months before the move. Be sure to compare different quotes before making your decision. Once you have picked a company, give them a call and let them know when you need to move. Discuss the details of the move including other services such as packing, unpacking, loading and unloading.
Pack your stuff early
If you decide that you are going to do the parking yourself to save cost, you should begin early. Depending with your load, you may need to take a few days or even a week from work duties for that purpose. If you let the movers do the packing for you, remember that they pack everything including the perishables and trash. Here, it is vital to clear some of these things before the movers arrive.
Number your boxes
When you hire a moving company, the movers will label your boxes during the packing so that they know what goes where during unloading and unpacking. If you are doing the packing yourself, mark the boxes in such a way that you will find what you need easily after the move.
During the moving process, you may break or damage some items because of all the commotion. The movers have insurance to cover any damage they cause to your property. However, if you are the one that has caused the damage, you will pay from your pocket if you do not have insurance.