The Top 10 Most Common Commercial Moving Mistakes to Avoid
Moving an office can be an overwhelming and complex task. It’s easy to make mistakes during the moving process, but avoiding these ten common missteps can save you time, money, and stress.
- 1 Not Planning Ahead
- 2 Underestimating the Time and Effort Required
- 3 Neglecting to Update Contact Information
- 4 Not Securing Proper Insurance
- 5 Failing to Label Boxes Properly
- 6 Not Hiring Professional Movers
- 7 Ignoring Safety Procedures
- 8 Not Communicating with Employees
- 9 Overloading Boxes
- 10 Neglecting to Test Equipment and Technology Before the Move
- 11 Ready To Complete Your Office Relocation? MoveStar Is Here to Help.
Not Planning Ahead
One of the biggest mistakes businesses make is not planning ahead. A lack of planning can result in delays, miscommunication, and additional costs. Start planning your move at least 6-12 months in advance to ensure a smooth transition.
Underestimating the Time and Effort Required
Another common mistake is underestimating the time and effort required for a successful move. It’s important to allocate enough time for packing, moving, and setting up the new office. Make sure to have a detailed timeline in place and allocate enough resources to get the job done.
Neglecting to Update Contact Information
Updating contact information is often overlooked during the moving process. It’s crucial to inform customers, partners, and suppliers of your new location and contact details. Neglecting to do so can result in lost business and damage to your reputation.
Not Securing Proper Insurance
Office moves require proper insurance to protect against damages and losses. Make sure to secure insurance coverage for your move to ensure that your belongings are protected.
Failing to Label Boxes Properly
Failing to label boxes properly can result in confusion and delays during the unpacking process. Make sure to label boxes clearly and consistently, including contents, room destination, and any special handling instructions.
Not Hiring Professional Movers
Hiring professional movers can save you time, money, and hassle. Professional movers have the experience and equipment necessary to ensure a safe and efficient move.
Ignoring Safety Procedures
Ignoring safety procedures during the moving process can result in injuries and damages. Make sure to follow all safety procedures and guidelines to ensure a safe move.
Not Communicating with Employees
Poor communication with employees can result in confusion and delays during the move. Make sure to keep employees informed and involved in the moving process to ensure a smooth transition.
Overloading boxes can result in damages and injuries. Make sure to pack boxes properly and within weight limits to ensure a safe move.
Neglecting to Test Equipment and Technology Before the Move
Neglecting to test equipment and technology before the move can result in downtime and lost productivity. Make sure to test all equipment and technology prior to the move to ensure a seamless transition.
Ready To Complete Your Office Relocation? MoveStar Is Here to Help.
Avoiding these common commercial moving mistakes can save you time, money, and stress. We at MoveStar Professional Movers have over 20 years of experience in the moving business, serving small to large-scale businesses. We aim to make your transition as smooth as possible for you and your employees. We also offer numerous complimentary services, including furniture refurnishing and restoration, long-term storage, and packaging supplies to ensure you won’t have to worry about anything else.
Contact us for more information about our services.