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6 common mistakes to avoid when managing an office move

Avoid Mistakes

With over 30 years of experience moving America’s leading businesses and institutions, we’ve seen a few mistakes — and we really hope to never see them again.

To help you avoid some pitfalls, here’s a list of six common mistakes to avoid when planning and executing your next office or business move.

Don’t wait until the last minute

While your moving and storage partner will do their best to accommodate your needs at any time, you’ll find that long-term notice and planning will give you a more efficient, more cost-effective moving experience.

Notify your employees as early as possible

Using clear and simple language, let your employees know about the upcoming move as soon as the details are solidified. This way your staff will have enough time to consider their options and prepare travel routes to your new location.

Don’t think you have to move everything

Nearly every business has storage rooms, archive rooms, vacant offices and other spaces. Before you move, do an assessment of what you need and what you don’t, and work with your moving and storage partner to recycle, store, archive or dispose of that which you don’t need. Why move it if you aren’t going to use it?

Don’t treat moving and storage professionals as a price-based commodity

Choosing a moving and storage partner is more than price. You want an experienced company that can guide you through the process and deliver value and productivity for your team. If you want the best experience, choose the best partner!

Don’t think your mover will understand your company-jargon

Don’t use terms like “annex” or “Mike’s office” when you plan your logistics. Your moving and storage partner will work with you on mapping and labeling so everything gets to where it’s supposed to go.

Don’t go at it alone

Bring your moving and storage partner to the table early and ask them lots of questions. Put a plan together. Ask for checklists. Tell them what’s important to you. Let the moving and storage experts help you succeed!