Moving isn’t something that people look forward to, especially when it’s your business that you’re planning to move. A business relocation has just too much pressure involved; you need to make a smooth transition while avoiding any costly mistakes that might increase the downtime. Before you move an office, we would recommend that you follow a plan along with a check-list so that nothing goes wrong. All the preparation leading up to the big day is just as important as what actually happens on a moving day.
We’ve seen many first-time office movers make the silliest of mistakes, costing them heavily. Therefore, we have outlined some of the most common and most lethal office moving mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.
Finding the Right Commercial Moving Partner/Having Less Knowledge about Your Office Movers
This is probably the biggest mistake business owners make. Either they altogether don’t hire a commercial mover, or even if they do hire one, they don’t find out everything they need to about them. When you start to plan your office move, you should always consider partnering up with a reputable commercial mover because these people know what they are doing. A professional moving company has years of experience in moving entire businesses, so they are well aware of everything. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t inquire about their track record, complaint history, or license number before hiring them.
Businesses are moved every day. Therefore, there is always a high demand for commercial movers, and because of this, many rogue and seasonal movers have also stepped into the market. They are inexperienced, unprofessional, and unlicensed. Therefore you should always ask the right question before hiring a business mover.
Lack of Planning
Moving an office is a complicated process; even one small step in the wrong direction could turn out to be disastrous. Therefore, you should always keep a concrete plan in place. You shouldn’t leave everything on the last minute because this will increase the chances of you making mistakes in packing and other things. Last-minute things are like going through your check-list and making sure that you’re on track.
You shouldn’t also give yourself too much time as this will only prolong the process, like you may pack something at the start that you might need towards the end of packing your stuff. We advise to always follow a check-list, stay on a clock, and only leave the last minute things for the last minute.
Not Following A Timeline
A business owner might be aware of the value of time. Spending time on the right things can be rewarding, and the same is the case with crafting a timeline for your office relocation. The perfect timeline will work like a check-list, telling you what to do at what time. This will not only minimize the downtime during the move, but it will also put you in a better position to organize everything at your new office location.
You simply can’t leave everything to your commercial movers. The contents of the company safe, which might include valuables and files with sensitive data like financial statements, etc. must be packed and moved by yourself because you can’t risk getting them mixed with other things.
These are some of the mistakes that first-time business movers commonly make; by partnering up with MAC Relocation, you will have complete peace of mind because your office belongings, equipment, and furniture will be in safe hands.