How much should you budget for commercial moves? It might cost less than you think!
Commercial moves can be tough. They interrupt business, put your property at risk, and can leave your employees in limbo, sometimes for days. Poorly organized moves can disrupt progress for weeks. Avoid all that by following these three handy tips.
1. Hire Professional Movers
Some business owners assume they have the bodies and the equipment to handle a move on their own. Unless you run a moving company, this is a losing proposition. Your employees won’t know how to pack and move items properly, and they’re likely to hurt themselves in the process, leaving you liable. Professional movers have years of experience invested in quick and convenient moving practices. We also have insurance to cover any accidents or mishaps.
2. Use a Box for Every Item
It might seem ridiculous to box up a floor lamp or a monitor, but boxes offer more than just protection. They make it easy to organize the moving van, move items on and off the truck efficiently, and to fit everything in a smaller area. Having everything in its own box speeds up unpacking and organization too, meaning you get back to work in record time.
3. Label Boxes in Detail
The age-old advice of labeling boxes with a room name is a great start for residential customers. For commercial clients? It’s important to use more detail. Homeowners benefit from detailed descriptions too, but the amount of time you’ll save as a business owner makes this a no-brainer. Don’t use “office” or “kitchen”; descriptors when you can get down to the nitty-gritty. “Customer files 2010 Q1” will let you know exactly what is in a particular box and where it has to go.
We know how important it is to keep your items safe and organized, so that you can get back to work as soon as possible. Contact Nilson Van as soon as you know about your move so you can cut costs and reduce move time during commercial moves.