While I am the stay-at-home mother of six beautiful children, my husband works in a field that requires us to move frequently. The first time we had to move, it was just the two of us, and while it seemed stressful at the time, that ended up being the "easy" move! As our family has grown, the moving process has become much more time-intensive, and I learned that if I don't create a moving "to-do" list and go through it step by step, I forget to get important things done before we move. I know there are other families of all sizes out there facing moves soon, so I thought I would make a blog to share my moving and storage tips with everyone who needs them. Come back often, especially if you are moving in the near future!
Moving your corporate office to a new city may require that you assign a project manager to oversee the preparations essential for the transition. Use the strategies below to create an itemized checklist, prepare equipment and furnishings, and collaborate with a professional moving team.
Before you assign a project manager to take on the planning phase of the move, contact a moving company and get a quote for the move. The amount of equipment, furnishings, and other essentials that are going to be transported will determine what type of moving vehicle will be needed.
The movers may or may not assist with disassembling equipment. If you have a special request that will require the movers to take an active role in preparing items for transit, you will need to make certain that the professional moving company that you use provides a full range of services.
Relay information about your company's current location and the destination where the items will need to be transported to. The mileage involved could be a factor in the cost of the move.
Your project manager will play a critical role in preparing your employees for the move. Assign the project manager to compile a list of all of the items that will be transported. Request that the manager prepares a separate list that highlights the items that will need to remain on the business premises until the very last day that you will be operating from the current location.
This list can also include items that your employees or yourself will be transporting to the new location. The lists that are prepared will be helpful when the movers arrive to transport the items. The project manager can ensure that only the items that have been listed to be placed on the moving vehicle are transported out of the building.
The Moving Essentials
A full-service corporate moving company may furnish moving supplies that can be used to prepare items for transit. If you have hired a moving crew that will be bringing packing supplies to your business, have your project manager oversee the items that will need to be packed up.
All of the items that are going to be packed should be placed within a wide open space that the movers will be able to access. Notify the moving crew about the types of packing materials that will be needed to prepare office equipment and furnishings for the move.
Contact local corporate movers to learn more.