Washington DC Corporate Movers
Washington DC corporate movers know how exciting, and daunting, it can be to move into a new office. You may be moving because your business is growing, and that is a thrilling time! Suburban Solutions also understands your impending move might be nerve-wracking. Working with experienced Washington DC movers will ease your concerns and keep your belongings safe.
Here are some important things to keep in mind as you plan for your move.
Identify an in-office point person
The phrase ‘too many cooks in the kitchen’ comes to mind here. While it’s great to delegate work and divide responsibilities, we recommend identifying one single in-office move manager. This designated person can liaise between your old space, new space, and the moving company. This person is usually an administrative assistant, business manager or operations manager. Having one single voice tracking progress and directing tasks will reduce confusion and increase efficiencies. Washington DC corporate movers will work directly with this move manager.
Know the building rules
You may want to schedule your move for 9 am on a Monday morning, but will your building allow it? Not only must you deal with rules for the property you’re leaving, but you also have to contend with what’s likely to be a different set of rules at the new building. Some commercial properties allow moves only during non-business hours. Or, they may require special requests for freight elevators or convenient parking. The last thing you want is to have Washington DC corporate movers show up and not be able to touch a thing because of building rules you didn’t know about. Do your homework early and plan accordingly.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
This old workshop adage applies to many cases, including getting furniture to fit its new home. Don’t waste time and energy watching movers try to squeeze a conference table through a doorway that’s too narrow. Measure all of your large necessities and compare those to dimensions to your new space. This includes desks, conference tables, filing cabinets and storage units, or other essential large job equipment. Doing so during the planning process will make for a faster move-in day.
Pack your own desk
All employees should be responsible for packing up their own desk space. Washington DC corporate movers can manage the big items like the desk itself. But paperclips, pens, precious photographs, and mementos should all be packed up by the individual owner. Set a deadline for staff to complete this, and encourage them to do it little by little. Tackling one drawer at a time can make the process feel less daunting than waiting until the last minute and having to do it all at once.
The disruption caused by disconnecting and reconnecting phones, computers, servers and internet service is one of the biggest headaches in a corporate move. Once your move date is set, work with your IT department to craft a plan for a seamless transition. If you don’t have an internal IT professional consider outsourcing to a vendor, or at least identify an employee with enough technical proficiency to handle the job. The responsibility of deconstructing and reconstructing your fragile network is not something you’ll be able to hand off to your movers.
Consider moving the small stuff on your own
If you’re on a budget, consider taking some smaller items on your own. This might be providing employees with small boxes to put them in charge of precious keepsakes at their desks. Or maybe it’s non-essential items, like decorative objects or rarely used job equipment. Add to this list the items that don’t serve a daily function. If you are able to have overlapping time on both of your leases, then you could potentially take them over before the movers show up for the large items.
Talk with experienced Washington DC corporate movers
If you’re facing an office move, you don’t have to plan it alone. Consult with corporate movers Washington DC trusts; Suburban Solutions is ready to help. Call us today to find out why we’re the most reliable Washington DC corporate movers.