Commercial Moving Tips
On the move but don’t know how to begin? Let Moishe’s commercial moving tips guide you to help you relocate safely and swiftly.
Find a moving company you can trust.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a commercial mover. Prior to contacting a commercial moving company, as yourself these questions:
- Do we need to move at night or on a weekend to prevent down time or to accommodate the buildings’ elevator schedules?
- Do we need to have cubicles and office furniture disassembled and, or, assembled?
- Do we need the movers to pack our computers and other electronics?
- Do we need our files packed by the moving company?
- Do we need each employees’ personal belongings packed?
- What are the buildings requirements for moving in and out?
Once you have considered the different aspects of your needs, you’ll need to find a company versed in the complex requirements of a commercial move. Moving companies experienced with commercial relocation can complete a move can take into account business down time, packing and unpacking an office and handling sensitive material and equipment.
Ask colleagues for moving company recommendations. Then research the companies you have on your shortlist paying attention to the services they offer and customer reviews. The best moving companies have the best reputation.
Then consult with the top three companies on your list and ask for on-location estimates. Once you’ve decided on a company, look up their insurance status, licensing, and vehicle inventory on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website. You can also learn about your rights and responsibilities. Finally, check the company’s ratings with the American Moving & Storage Association and the Better Business Bureau.
At Moishe’s moving, we provide customers with a comprehensive move estimate. This means that we include itemized charges for labor, truck, packing materials, travel time, and valuation coverage or insurance. Make sure you agree with all charges in the written estimate before signing a moving contract.
Moving companies can provide you with a non-binding estimate or a binding estimate. A non-binding estimate is based on actual weight of items moved and is beneficial when you don’t have an itemized list of what you’ll be relocating. A binding estimate is based on a fixed price determined by the moving company prior to the move.
When comparing estimates, remember to compare apples with apples and evaluate each specific service between movers. This will allow you to make a fair comparison. Estimates between moving companies should fall within a close range. And if an estimate is too good to be true, it probably is.
Take inventory of your belongings.
Taking inventory of your office items and furniture is an important part a move. Write a list of those items and the number of boxes you’ll be handing off to movers and those you’ll be handling yourself. This will help you keep track of your belongings and to locate items if misplaced or lost.
Whether you choose to pack your offices or have Moishe’s do the job for you, Moishe’s moving can partner with you in your preparation. We will provide you with packing materials and guidance when you need it.
Undoubtedly, you will save money if you pack most of your items. However, packing up a business is no easy task so you might to pay a little more and allow us to do the work for you. Give us a call to see how we can help make packing easier for you.
Utilize temporary storage.
Ideally, you’d like to relocate all of your belongings from your business location to your new one. But in reality, some of our commercial moving clients find that their new offices don’t quite accommodate their old furniture, equipment and documents. To that end, they might need to utilize storage.
Moishe’s offers millions of square feet of secure storage space located throughout the Tri-State area. Moishe’s state-of-the-art system provides clients with a password protected web based inventory. All items will be barcoded and stored in a secure, fire resistant facility.