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Office Movers Checklist

Office Movers Checklist

Looking to move office? Well be sure to add these Moving Tips to to your Office Movers Checklist for a smooth office relocation:

Office Movers Checklist Tip 1
Office Movers Only. Whether you are a small, medium or large company moving office, make sure that you hire a moving company with the right level of experience. Avoid working with a mover who only has experience in residential moves, as a household move is not the same as an office move. Only work with movers that are experienced in office moves.

Office Movers Checklist Tip 2
Get 3 Office Moving Quotes. Best practice dictates that you should always get 3 moving quotes so don't skimp on this. Getting 3 moving quotes will enable you to discuss your office move with a range of companies and then get 3 competitive office moving quotes upon which you can base your decision.

Office Movers Checklist Tip 3
Still Get 3 Quotes. Should the Building Manager of your current office location (or the Property Manager and/or Landlord's Broker of your new office property) recommend a moving company to you then thank them (!) but be sure to still get at least 2 other office moving companies to quote on your move.

Office Movers Checklist Tip 4
Access Arrangements. Remember to ask your Moving Company if they have liaised with the local municipal authorities at your new office location to check whether you need a permit to reserve some parking outside your new office space. You should also ask them to check whether there is any scheduled maintenance taking place near (or outside) your office property in case any street obstructions will hamper your office move. If a permit is required then check with your moving company if any permit costs are included in your moving quote.

Office Movers Checklist Tip 5
Health & Safety. Be mindful of the size of moving boxes and crates you order from your office moving company. Best practice says you should go for moving boxes with a volume of less than 2 cubic feet. You do not want to end up with any compensation claims from employees who have injured their backs through lifting heavy boxes.

Office Movers Checklist Tip 6
Minimize Damage Potential. If you decide to do any packing yourself then remember to ask your office moving company to provide you with heavy-duty bubble wrap for you to use for the packing of all IT equipment. Accidents can happen but you want to ensure that you're not penalized for any costly damaged through the moving of heavy office equipment. To prevent this, you should also ask your moving company what their plans are for the protection of your flooring, doorways and lifts (at both locations).

Office Movers Checklist Tip 7
No Leaks. Don't forget that your printers, copiers and fax machines all have ink so make sure you consult with the manufacturers of this equipment to get the details for the correct method of transportation. The usual form is to remove all ink cartridges and toners from the equipment before you can move them safely.

Office Movers Checklist Tip 8
Leased Equipment. If you are leasing any equipment (copiers, faxes, printers etc) be sure to contact your leasing company to see whether they are happy for these items to be moved by your Moving Company - or by their own professionals.

Office Movers Checklist Tip 9
Label Everything. Remember the last time you moved house and couldn't remember which box had which item? You want your business to get back to full production as quickly as possible so be sure to label everything. Label the top (to show which end is up) and also at least 2 sides of each box so that you can quickly and easily identify your moving boxes. Don't forget to label those moving boxes with delicate, sensitive or expensive items as "FRAGILE".

Think ahead, plan for every eventuality and liaise closely with your chosen Office Moving Company for anything you're unsure of (they're the experts!).

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