Office relocations are an exciting experience but preparing to move into a new office to further your business’ success can be stressful. However, whether you are moving across the street, across state borders or across oceans, there are many steps to ensuring a successful move with minimal downtime and stress. What may surprise you though is that an office relocation involves much more than simply packing up your office equipment and moving them to your new location. In fact, without meticulous planning and reputable movers, this exciting experience can quickly become a serious hassle.
To ensure a successful and stress-free move, you’ll want to avoid making these common moving mistakes when relocating your business:
Deciding to Do The Office Relocation on Your Own
There are many aspects of an office relocation that staff members can be involved with, such as determine key dates and necessary tasks. However, some things are better left to the pros. Deciding to do the entire office relocation on your own can result in many discrepancies, unnecessary downtime, and stress, as well as additional and unexpected costs.
It’s highly recommended to take advantage of professional moving solutions to execute the most vital components of your move.
Not Taking the Time to Find Reliable, Reputable Moving Solutions
Unfortunately, not all moving companies are created equal and failing to find the right moving solutions can be detrimental to the office relocation as a whole. On the other hand, taking the time to find reliable moving solutions can minimize the risk of downtime, damage, delays and potential problems that may arise during the moving process.
BMS Moving & Storage is a full-service moving company that handles the most vital steps to an office relocation, from the project planning to the moving equipment, border crossings, loading and unloading of heavy equipment, and much more.
A Lack of Planning and Organization
The key to any successful move is thorough planning and optimal organization. Office relocations are highly complex and involve many components that you may not have even considered, such as border-crossings and required paperwork, moving equipment, timeframes, deadlines, etc.
To avoid making this common moving mistake, it’s highly recommended that you conduct a thorough amount of research before creating an in-depth checklist. This can be a timely and exhaustive process. Another option is to take advantage of the planning and organization that you receive when booking BMS Moving & Storage.
Failing to Create a Concrete Budget
You need to be aware of how much you can afford. Failing to establish a concrete budget is yet another common moving mistake that is easily avoidable with proper planning and organization. It’s important to not just create a budget but to also monitor it regularly to avoid any delays and discrepancies that can be costly to your business, such as unnecessary downtime and disgruntled customers.
Forgetting About the IT Infrastructure
The IT infrastructure of a business is significantly more complex than one may assume if they are not involved with the technical side of the business. It is the engine of many businesses today and properly moving the IT infrastructure to a new location is, inarguably, one of the most vital steps to a successful move.
If you do not have an IT specialist in-house, you will certainly want to speak with one when planning your office relocation. Doing so will ensure no steps are missed which will allow you to get your business back up and running in your new location within your timeframe.
Not Using the Right Moving Equipment
Moving is often expensive but cutting corners in an effort to save some money can actually cost the business more in the end. Without the use of proper moving equipment, the moving process is less efficient, and the risk of damage is heightened. As such, it’s absolutely imperative to use the right moving equipment – from dolly’s to furniture blankets, proper boxes, custom crates, storage units, moving straps and more, the right moving equipment can mean the difference between a successful or stressful move.
These common moving mistakes are easily avoidable. Speak with a BMS Moving & Storage Moving Specialist today to ensure you have the proper plan set up to execute a successful move, sans any discrepancies.