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12 Expert Tips that Make Commercial Moves Easier

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Commercial moves are hard work. They take a lot of pre-planning, time and commitment. However, with our commercial removal advice, you can expect an easier and more efficient move. Below are the 12 things that make commercial moves easier. Check them out and save yourself significant time, money, and stress.

1. Getting the Timings Right is Important

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When it comes to commercial moves, timings matter. At Simply Removals, we don’t want your business to fall to the wayside all because of a relocation. That’s why our removal company experts help ensure all your timings run smoothly on the day. We help you get back to work as soon as possible, so that you can keep producing results.

Our movers will work directly with you to determine a moving timeline that works. What’s more, we will do everything we can to get you all moved in, set up and ready to go as quickly and efficiently as possible. Great service and making commercial moves easier what we’re all about!

2. Package Your Technology Systematically

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Mishandled or mispacked technology could be your downfall when it comes to commercial moves. So, one of the things you need to prioritise is packaging and labelling your technology properly. This will help ensure your office can resume normal work as soon as possible.

Have each employee unplug all wires belonging to them, placing them together on their desk. Then assign the technical department the job of packing everything. This will ensure all technical equipment is properly packed and can be easily sorted out upon arrival at the news office.

3. Hire Trained and Professional Movers

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Commercial moves have numerous factors which, if not handled correctly, could easily go wrong. That’s why we advise you not to trust anyone with your move. Instead, hire a team of trained business removal experts. Our movers at Simply Removals have undergone specialised training to ensure they can tackle any commercial move safely and efficiently. Don’t trust just anyone to move your office, hire the best in the business!

4. Label Everything During the Packing Process

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Our top tip for any move is to label everything during the packing process. Labelling boxes saves huge amounts of time, ensuring you know whose boxes are whose. And when it comes to commercial moves, there are a huge number of boxes!

So, save yourself significant time by properly labelling your employees’ things, itemising boxes, and writing room names on each label so our movers know where everything should go. Labelling everything will mean you have much less stress trying to sort everything out when you arrive at your new office.

5. Take the Time to Plan Your Move

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As soon as you have secured a new building for your office, it is time to start planning your move. As you know, planning a commercial move is one of the most important things to do in preparation for the big day. Most commercial spaces are large and require a lot of organising and prep work in advance of moving.

From booking moving services and packing, to facilitating the details of the move itself, there is so much to think about regarding commercial moves. So, logistically you need to have a plan of action. Take the time to plan ahead so that your move is as stress-free as possible.

6. Budget for Your Commercial Move

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When moving into a new office space, costs ca quickly mount up. Unfortunately, it can be very easy for budgets to be overshot due to delays, oversights, and unexpected problems arising. However, setting a moving budget can ensure you’re covered for the majority of complications and perhaps even a few surprises as well.

It is important to work out the full cost of your office relocation before committing to anything. This step alone could save you from making the wrong decision and jeopardising your employees’ salaries on unexpected costs. Our team at Simply Removals would be more than happy to discuss your move with you and shed light on any points you may not have considered. We move hundreds of people every day, so we know a lot about commercial moves!

7. Do You Require Commercial Storage Facilities?

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A good question to ask yourself is whether you require any commercial storage facilities. Replacing your current office furniture with entirely new items is a popular choice for many people moving into a new space. However, what do you do with the old furniture items? Carrying out a successful commercial move is busy enough without having to sort out a furniture auction on the side. So, why not put your furniture into storage for the meantime?

At Simply Removals, we provide fantastic storage facilities ideal for storing your furniture items. What’s more, our storage facilities are secure so you can store filing cabinets, important documents, and so much more while you move. Contact us to enquire about our storage  services and facilities, what’s available to you, and how we can help make your move easier.

8. Encourage Everyone to Pack Their Own Desks

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Pulling off a successful commercial move is a big job. It’s time-consuming and can be stressful if you don’t get the support you need. So, we would advise that to make the job easier you assign employees the job of packing their own desks and labelling what’s theirs. It is a huge help having your employees pack their own desks, just try to encourage them not to pack everything right at the last minute.

9. Communicate All Plans with Your Employees

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One of the main things that will make your commercial move so much easier is communicating effectively with your employees. After announcing the move to the office, sit down and talk with your employees to hear their thoughts. Seek feedback and advice on all aspects of the move and do your best to make adjustments where you can. Communicating effectively with everyone helps the whole team feel involved, lets everyone prepare well in advance, and gives everyone time to organise their personal affairs.

10. Manage Workflow Strategies with Manager

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Commercial moves are a lot of hard work and, if not managed properly, they can occasionally upset the workflow of your company. So, prior to the move it is a good idea to sit down with department managers to establish move-related workflow strategies. This is particularly important if there are any critical deadlines that fall within the moving timeframe.

11. Create a Moving Committee

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When it comes to commercial moves, it is important you have as much support as possible. Commercial moves are a big job and having plenty of help can make the whole process significantly easier. Ask whether anyone wants to help with the move and then create a moving committee. Be sure to outline their responsibilities to ensure the move goes as smoothly as possible. Some common responsibilities would include organising the move, packing, unpacking, and office design. Don’t try to do everything on your own as this could be detrimental to your commercial move.

12. Make a Moving Checklist

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The best way to avoid any mistakes during your commercial move is to make a moving checklist. This must include any tasks to be done ahead of the move, during, and after. Basically, the more detailed the better! At Simply Removals, we are experts in all types of domestic and commercial moves. That’s why we’ve taken the time to write down everything we’ve learnt about commercial moves over the years in our commercial moving checklist. Make sure you don’t miss anything important!

Click here to open our commercial move checklist.

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