Thursday, September 17, 2015

Factors to Consider When Reviewing Office Moving Estimates

Any office move requires comprehensive planning and proper scheduling in order to eliminate downtime and minimize the impact on business hours. Business owners often hire professional movers for relocating their office in a hassle-free manner. The best way to start the office moving process is requesting free move estimates from experienced commercial movers. Getting a moving estimate is the most accurate way to budget for your office moving costs. Here are certain factors that one should consider while reviewing moving estimates:

  • Type of office space: Office spaces vary in size, design, and layout. Moving your entire office involves moving server room, office furniture, phone lines, business documents, and a variety of other office items. The estimate should include a breakdown of costs for moving different office belongings based on the size and weight.
  • Distance being moved: The greater the distance of the new office from existing location, the higher the moving quote. Access to pick-up location & drop off location affect the loading and unloading process. Travel time and access issues will add to the total moving cost.
  • Additional services: The services provided by different movers vary. Additional services such as junk removal, office furniture assembly/disassembly, computer & server disconnecting and re-connecting may prove to be beneficial for your office moving process. Make it clear to your mover about other services you would like to opt for along with the moving service. Additional services can significantly affect the moving estimate. 
Compare the moving estimates before finalizing any mover. By considering these factors, you can better determine the actual cost of moving your office, and most importantly, you’ll not get surprised by the final bill.

Mistakes to Avoid in Long Distance Moving

Long distance moving is a more complex process than local moving. It is harder because of the added time, cost, and distance. You require careful planning and budgeting for relocating to another borough or city, but long distance moving needs additional strategic planning to ensure a successful & stress-free move. Avoid the mistakes listed here while moving from across the state or cross-country.

  • Moving everything owned by you: Heavy, old furniture and other items that are not so important will only cost you extra dollars if taken to your new place during long distance move. You need to prune down all your belongings and pack only valuable and important possessions in order to save moving cost. 
  • Trying to do-it-yourself: If you think you can do packing and moving by yourself in a long distance move, then it will cost you dearly at the end. Do-it-yourself long distance moving is a tough task and will cause a lot of stress. Hiring a professional long distance mover is a good idea if you want to keep headaches at bay. 
  • Not getting an in-home estimate: You hired a long distance moving company but forget to ask for an in-home estimate. Getting a prior estimate is essential for a scam-free move. A reputed moving company will always provide a free estimate service to help you appropriately plan for the moving day.
  • Inappropriate scheduling: If you schedule your moving during peak season or weekends, you’ll end up paying high rates to the mover. Avoid moving during weekends or summer season to lower down your moving cost.
Your long distance move can turn out to be miserable if you don’t avoid these mistakes. Make sure you choose your long distance mover carefully and plan your move in advance for a successful moving experience.