Office managers say relocation projects are among the most difficult to manage. And yet, commercial moves are on the rise, which means most managers will be affected by at least one move during their career.
Efficiency is inherent in commercial relocation. To be successful, commercial movers have to be organized and act quickly. This takes skill and experience. Here are 8 ways commercial movers support managers and business owners so they can survive moving day and reduce their downtime.
1. Proficiency in Major Furniture Lines
Commercial movers, like Office Move Pro, choose to invest in office furniture installation training. Certified installers guarantee your furniture systems are secure by disassembling and reinstalling them as intended by the manufacturer. Professional installers are also proficient in furniture lines that don’t offer certification, so they are fastest, most reliable choice. Office Move Pro has installed thousands of workstations for businesses all across Canada.
2. Innovative Equipment
Office Move Pro uses proprietary moving equipment, like reusable e-crates, instead of cardboard boxes. And we help businesses reduce the use of packing materials by providing clear instructions and advice.
Workers often suffer the negative impact of lifting heavy boxes. But stackable moving boxes provide a labour-saving alternative. They also better protect office valuables for safe transport.
3. Storage Solutions
Whether you need temporary storage in preparation for moving day, or construction delays have set you behind, commercial movers can provide the right storage solution for your business. They will transport and store your goods. Then they’ll deliver them to your door when you’re ready. Until then, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your inventory is safe and accounted for.
4. Strategizing Together
Developing a strategy for moving day relieves stress and ensures a smooth transition for everyone involved.
A basic strategy documents the answers to key questions like: how long the move will take, what supplies are needed, and when to start packing. It includes a timeline with milestones and action steps. Find out what to include in a more comprehensive office relocation strategy.
5. Move Management
Office Move Pro assigns a supervisor to work with your team, so you have a designated point of contact for every aspect of your project. Larger moves also include a project manager. In addition, our clients can track the progress of their move using our proprietary Office Move Net system.
6. Office Decommissioning
After you vacate a leased or rented office space, you are responsible for returning it to the condition outlined in your lease agreement or rental contract. Commercial movers will relocate, store, or dispose of all your furnishings including cabinets, curtains, cubicles and cabling. Then they’ll clean and repair the empty space to be compliant with property management.
7. Reducing Waste
Every year, businesses dispose of millions of tons of recyclable materials and electronic waste in Canadian landfills. To help offset the negative effects of corporate waste, Office Move Pro can decommission your space by recycling or donating your unwanted items. We’ll conduct a walk-through to arrange everything with you in advance so moving day goes smoothly.
8. Safe IT Transport and Setup
Attempting to move IT equipment without proper protocol could be a disaster. Commercial movers will safely disconnect, pack, label, transport and reinstall your equipment to get you up and running in your new office as quickly as possible.
When you hire commercial movers, you are supporting your business and its people through the uncertainty of a relocation. Read more about what Office Move Pro does to support businesses in transition.ShareTweetShareShare