Planning to Relocate Your Office Using Local Office Movers

Published: 16 Aug, 2021

Last Updated: 25 Jan, 2023

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In this day and age, many companies are reevaluating their spaces. Workers continue to work remotely, at least part-time, so larger office buildings have become unnecessary.

Businesses are moving to different spaces to fit their needs.

However, picking up an office and relocating it is no small feat. Even if it is a local move, it takes some planning. It’s possible to do it on your own, but it will take time, cut productivity, and cause a lot of stress and anxiety.

You’ll need to plan carefully to move successfully. Additionally, you may want to consider hiring professionals to help with the move. Doing this will save you time and give you peace of mind.

Not sure where to start? Here is all you need to know about planning to relocate your office locally and how to use local office movers.

With this information, you’ll be packed and ready to move in no time!


What to Expect During the Moving Process

Moving will be different for small businesses than it will be for large corporations.

However, most moves have a few details that need to be taken care of ahead of time.

The best place to start is by creating a checklist. Making one will ensure that you cover everything before moving.

Here are a few things that you should add to your moving checklist:

  • Creating a budget;
  • Moving timeline (including preparation and schedule for the move day);
  • Inventory of office furniture, equipment, and materials that will be part of your move;
  • Deciding who will be involved with the move (moving companies, employees, etc.);
  • Address changes (Google, stationery, business cards, website, email signatures, etc.);
  • Key collection;
  • Instructions for employees to move individual items;
  • New office layout.

While all of these are a lot to think about, it is worth planning out. Moving without a strategy will cost your business time, energy, and money.

Using this checklist will help you visualize what to expect throughout the process and avoid surprises. You can set up a team to help you so that your local move can be as stress-free as possible.


Working With an Office Moving Service

Once you have a rudimentary idea of what your local move will look like, it’s time to bring in a professional. You’ll want a full-service commercial mover with office relocation experience and moving storage.

Professional movers can provide the knowledge and equipment you need to get the job done.

These services can move items like medical equipment, furnishings, specialty items, and other office fixtures.

They can also provide temperature-controlled storage during the move.

SEKA Moving is a reputable service based out of Brooklyn. Their commercial moving services located in many major U.S. cities can alleviate some of the anxiety of relocating. They have experience moving tricky items and know what hurdles you may face along the way.

You can move your office any day of the week during any time of the year, depending on truck availability. However, the best time to relocate is between late September and early May, when things are less busy. The holidays can also be a chaotic time to move.

The best way to start working with local office movers is to reach out and discuss the move.

Working together throughout the moving process will ensure a smooth outcome and reduce overall costs.


Move Estimate

Now to the most important question, how much will this move cost?

There are several considerations you will have when determining the cost of your local move.

A few factors for determining the cost typically include:

  • The size of your office;
  • The quantity and types of materials moved;
  • Packaging needs;
  • Moving services;
  • Number of employees;
  • Move distance.

Trying to guess the cost of your move may be challenging to determine on your own. Your moving company can help you calculate the cost.

The last thing you want during a move is surprises. A good moving company will give you a good idea of what the costs will be up-front.

SEKA offers free quotes for their services.

You can also request for a commercial moving cost estimator to look at your office and give you a solid idea of the final invoice.

There is no “one size fits all” cost for moving, so having your office evaluated is an essential first step.


Bottom Line

Moving to a different location can be an excellent investment for your business if you do it well. However, with so many things to think about, it can often be stressful.

A local move doesn’t have to make you want to rip your hair out.

Planning ahead of time and working with a trusted local mover can simplify the process.

Hopefully, this article has given you a starting point for planning.

Need more guidance for your move? Call SEKA Moving today at (212) 203-0280 for a free quote.

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