Gentle Giant is a full-service moving company, which means we service moves of all types, not just residential moves. We are more than happy to help with commercial moving, since we can make the transition easier for both you and your staff. Here are our top office moving tips.
Alert employees as far in advance as possible
Much like a residential move, having to relocate your work space can be quite an emotional adjustment. When possible, alert employees about the change so they may make appropriate arrangements if necessary.
Decide which items should stay and which need to go
It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and push clutter to the side at work, but once it’s time to relocate, you’ll want to cut down on unwanted junk. This will not only save you time during the actual move, but it can save you money and your sanity as well. Make sure you set aside plenty of time to pack so you can make sure you can do this correctly.
Understand the timeline of the move-in and move-out, and plan accordingly
Depending on the buildings you move in and out of, you may have to coordinate your office move during the evening or over the weekend. To make sure there are no setbacks in your planning process, determine when the move will take place, if you will be able to use company elevators during certain hours, and other security measures.
Prepare for temperature changes during the move
This is especially important if you end up having to complete your move during a weekend. During the day, your employees might have access to air conditioning or heat depending on the season, but during off-peak times these may not be available. Make sure you are prepared or that you let the building know about your situation so you and your movers can be as comfortable as possible.
Prioritize your IT Department
When it is time for your shipment to be unloaded, make sure your IT supplies are off-loaded first. This will give your IT department the time they need to immediately get to work connecting phones, computers and setting up the network at your new office space.
Tour your new office building right before the move with the building manager
During the move-in and unpacking process, you don’t want to have to worry about broken light bulbs, leaks or significant building repairs while trying to get settled. By having a walk through close to the move-in date, you’ll be able to figure out what needs to be fixed and adjusted so it is move-in ready.
Call Gentle Giant to get your move scheduled
Our company has the experience, manpower and resources available to make your office move as successful as possible. When you call our office, one of our move consultants will help to schedule your move and make sure you have all the materials and assistance you need.
Ready to hire Gentle Giant? Give us a call today at 800-442-6863!