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Moving Companies – Office Moving Tips

Moving Companies – Office Moving Tips

Moving can be a complex and a laborious job for any office, be it big or small. In a busy office areas of downtown, you will find a lot of moving services specializing in the area of office moves and relocation. The planning of your move is as crucial as the actual moving. You should be equipped with a well written Request for Quotation (RFQ) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) that can be forwarded to your prospective movers.

Here are some of the tips that can help you move your office conveniently interstate or locally:

1. Check if you need to have the same amount of people or employees working for you in the new location as well.

2. Is the mover with whom you are going to do business having the relevant experience in the business? Has it previously helped relocate other companies in the same line of business as you?

3. Check with the local municipal office of the city that you will be moving to, if there is any kind of code, you will have to adhere for moving. Find out what are the permit costs during the move.

4. Move cartons that are less than 2.0 cubit feet in volume because this is the maximum an average person can lift without straining himself.

5. Check with your vendor or the manufacturer of your Photocopy Company or Printer Company regarding the mode of transport for these devices. It is important to remove the allied components like toners and chemicals from the machine when you move the components.

6. Find out what is the plan that the mover has in place to protect the flooring and carpeting during the move from your current location to your new destination.

7. Check with the moving company if they can move filing cabinets and drawers without disturbing the contents inside. You can also check with the vendor of your file cabinets if the file system is large and complicated.

8. Determine how many office keys are required for your new location and accordingly have them ordered from your landlord or locksmith.

9. You can wrap important office machinery and equipment like computers, fax machines and projectors in bubble packaging materials.

10. Make sure that you label all items, boxes, parcels, bags, furniture, and stationery after you have packed them with appropriate packing material. Stick a sticker or a label on the top and on the side of the package. You can mark ‘FRAGILE’ on appropriate packages and also have ‘This side up’ printed on boxes which have to be opened in a certain manner.