How to Avoid Office Moving Issues

How to Avoid Office Moving Issues

Moving issues lead to chaos and added expenses. The good news is this can all be prevented with proper planning. Morrison Moving has been moving offices in Hamilton Ontario for over 30 years and our experience has shown us how to deal with common problems that your office is likely to face.

Rushing is the effect of taking on too much at once.  Most professionals work in a busy office and getting tasks done quickly is their regular.  We highly recommend that you do not leave packing to the last minute. This can be avoided by planning ahead of time. It's a great idea to find the right office mover to help you with the move. Try to compare at least two to three office moving companies based on their cost, experience and references.

When rushing to move your office, your focus can be set on packing the contents causing you to forget about the logistical essentials like booking the elevator and the service entrance. If you ignore the logistical essentials, the consequences could cause you to delay the entire moving process causing you extra stress and costs.

When you leave packing the office to the last minute is when items seem to get lost or broken. Many times you have to end up moving unnecessary things to the new office which wastes space.  You need that extra time to purge, so you do not leave valuable things behind. Disorganized packing is the leading cause of lost time especially when it comes to unpacking and set up in the new office. 

Always put safety first to avoid injury and setbacks. It is a good idea to schedule a meeting to educate staff on company procedures in relation to moving.  Make sure that you answer all questions and set safety expectations for everyone. Provide a demonstration on how to correctly lift and move items. This is great for people who are not used to physical tasks. Make sure that you provide all the proper moving tools to your staff like packing supplies, stepladders, dollies, gloves with grips, and safety glasses.

Any of these moving issues can affect your timeline, which consequently costs your business unexpected downtime and setbacks.

Here are some tips to help you stay ahead:

  • Schedule regular meetings with all departments who are involved in the move
  • Make staff accountable for specific tasks and milestones
  • Pack and clearly label all boxes
  • Have a layout for the new office for staff and the movers
  • Do a walk-through with your office movers
  • Set up a company representative at both locations on the moving day
  • Identify the main point of contact for movers, contractors and staff

If you have no time to manage an office move, consider calling Morrison Moving for a quote. We can take care of the entire process for you. Contact us today to discuss your moving requirements. We can send over one of our office moving consultants to give you an in-office estimate that outlines what we do and how much it will cost.



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