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Office Removals and How to get it Right

Office Removals and How to get it Right

21Nov 2014

There comes a time when many office businesses outgrow their work space due to their success. At this time they may feel the need to upgrade to larger premises in order to let their business expand further. This leaves the question of how such a company will go about moving all of their office furniture, electrical equipment and all other contents from the current office to relocate to the new larger one.There are basically 2 choices for office removals; one is to opt for the DIY removals and the other is to hire a professional office removal company to take control of the whole moving process. The DIY move is chosen by some and it does however have its advantages. You have total control of the office move and you can be flexible on the time it takes, the packing and unpacking process and more. The disadvantages of taking on this huge task by yourself is that it can be a highly laborious task which no matter how well you think your have done your planning, the job can often end up taking much longer, items can get broken and your business hours can therefore be badly affected and delayed further. The easiest and least stressful option is to hire a specialized removal firm who offer office moves. They will know what you expect from your move and they will know exactly how to approach it. If this is your chosen option then the first thing to do is to find a company who you can trust to move your office contents. Try to get a company with good recommendations and a long working history. Take a look at what type of vehicles they will use to transport your goods and make sure that it will be suitable for your move. Decide on how much of the office removal you want the company to do, for example many removal firms these days will offer to pack and unpack the clients’ belongings. This can be particularly useful when you have fragile or large heavy items, and also you may have confidential documents or software that will need to be transferred to their new location in a highly secure way. A good company will be able to take on the whole task to include planning, packing, unpacking, placement and they will even take stock of every single item to form an inventory.There are a few tips that can save on your time and expense prior to the removal of your office belongings. If you take the time to look through everything within the office, you will be sure to find a surprising amount of stuff that you no longer use and are in effect rubbish. This may be anything from waste paper to old outdated and broken items. If you find these then get rid of them, keeping them will only lead to a higher bill and why pay to move rubbish. Try also to plan your move around your office hours, by doing this you will be able to reduce or avoid any loss of office working hours. Many companies find that by commencing the move from a Friday evening immediately after closing, you will have ample time to complete the move in time for the new office to reopen on Monday morning. It’s always worth asking your staff if they are prepared to help on the day of the move. The more help the better and faster the move will take to complete. Take your time in deciding what your needs are and which method of moving you feel is most suitable for you.

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