In my time dealing with people who have hired commercial movers, I have come to realize that there are some mistakes that are mostly overlooked. To them, hiring the moving company is the be all and end all. What they fail to realize is there’s more than meets the eye and there’s some level of involvement needed on their part.
From what I’ve heard and the experiences I’ve gone through myself, these mistakes often end up leading to bad results in the end. In most cases, they end up having shoddy services, not because the moving company did a shoddy job, but because they were careless to overlook some things. In that regard, being strategic and planning your move can help you a lot to avoid these kinds of disappointments. Getting your head in the move and focusing on it can mitigate some of the stress that most people so often find themselves in.
- Failure to plan ahead
Not planning ahead is definitely one of the major culprits. It’s understandable that you may not have enough time to sit down and plan, but creating a simple but detailed plan focusing strategically on aspects of the move can ensure a stress-free move. For instance, setting up the date for the move beforehand, preparing your new location for the move, having unnecessary junk items disposed of can save you some bucks as well as the time that will be taken to move. This way, your office mover will take less time and probably charge you less.
- Not informing everyone
Although not many people fall into this mistake, not information everyone affected by the move can be detrimental to your business. For instance, if you’re a business dealing with physical products, informing your suppliers of the intended move not only helps them to locate you when you move but ensures that your business goes on with operations even after the move. Furthermore, your employees should be the first people to know about the move so they can adjust themselves accordingly. Your family shouldn’t be left out also as its most likely going to affect them too. Failure to do so will lead to unnecessary conflicts and delays.
- Selecting the wrong moving company
This can be a tough mistake to recover from if done. To that end, ensuring that you find the best commercial movers to handle the relocation for you should be a priority. My Speedy Movers can get you sorted. Our extensive experience allows us to boast of professionalism and quality services that guarantee you maximum satisfaction. In any case, scrupulous office movers will leave you with nothing but regret. Take care.
- Not asking enough questions
If you hire a moving company and fail to ask the right questions, you could end up being disappointed long after the fact. Ensuring you’re let in on the loop and know exactly what is going on is gonna save you from surprises. Checking the quotes and ensuring everything is well detailed and you know what you’re paying for should be paramount. You should also learn how many staff members will be on site, how long it will take, what will be your role, etc. to avoid surprises.
- Bad packing
During moving, you want to ensure all your items are well packed. But a mistake most people make is putting heavy items into light boxes that can’t handle the weight. During moving, these can cause injuries or cause damages to the items. You should, therefore, invest in good packing materials and if you hire the right commercial movers, that will be sorted for you.
- Not labeling boxes
When packing things in boxes, ensure that every box is well labeled and everything has some designation. Failure to do so only guarantees chaos after the move. This may cause you to jump up and about looking for items after the move, something you don’t want to go through. Furthermore, this only leads to wastage of time and unnecessary stress. Avoid all this by ensuring you label the boxes accordingly. E.g. Utensils can be labeled “kitchen.” Stationary, similarly.
- Not setting a budget
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when doing commercial relocation is the failure to set a budget. Budgets are supposed to protect you from overspending and sticking to your financial lane. If you don’t set a budget, chances are you may hire overly priced services, spend extra bucks on buying items that may not be needed, or even realize when it’s too late that you don’t have enough money for the move. This could set you on a trajectory that guarantees you a failure.
- Not receiving quotes from the moving company
Most customers that have used office movers have been on the safe side when it comes to pricing. They ensured that they got a price quote from their mover of choice and this protected them from surprising prices after a move. You should also ensure that the price quote you receive is not just preliminary. Make sure it’s the final price quote and enquire from the company. Let them visit your site and give you a personalized quote for you to make your decision. Otherwise, you risk hiring a mover and then having to pay more than you expected. In other instances, getting price quotes can also help you get a bargain and settle for a much fair price. Always involve your moving company when doing a commercial relocation.