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How to Avoid Office Moving Issues

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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. Finding the right office mover to help you with the move is a great idea. 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 be delaying the entire moving process, causing you extra stress and costs.

When you leave packing the office to the last minute, 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 setting 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 about moving.  Make sure that you answer all questions and set safety expectations for everyone. Provide a demonstration on how to lift and move items correctly. This is great for people who are not used to physical tasks. Ensure that you provide your staff with all the proper moving tools like packing supplies, stepladders, dollies, gloves with grips, and safety glasses.

These moving issues can affect your timeline, costing 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 one of our office moving consultants to give you an in-office estimate outlining what we do and how much it will cost.



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