Moving businesses with maximum efficiency and minimum effort requires a plan. Part of that plan should be connecting with a moving company specializing in moving businesses. According to moveBuddha, a popular online resource offering moving tools, about 7,000 professional moving companies currently exist in the United States. Making your move easier starts with choosing the right moving company and following these tips.
1. Plan Way Ahead
Time can sneak up on you. The longer you have to plan the move, the more efficient you can make the process. Begin with enough time to handle everything without rushing or scrambling. Planning early will help to reduce stress and allow time to develop the best moving strategy. This will also allow you to book your movers early. Moving companies that are experts in moving businesses book up fast.
2. Plan Your Budget
Any business that plans to relocate needs to set up a moving budget and keep track of that budget. Share the budget with everyone handling expenses to keep everyone on the same page. Tracking expenses during the move is a critical and necessary step for every business. Make sure when you hire the movers that you have everything in writing and fully understand any extra costs and fees that may come up. Moving can get very expensive when you are not keeping track of your money.
3. Communicate Frequently
Open communication with everyone involved with the move will keep everyone on track. Set up a group chat or communicate via email with all involved parties and post frequent updates. People move better when they know what is expected of them.
Be sure to notify the movers of any changes to the agreed schedule. Ask questions if you have concerns. Keeping communication open is the best way to avoid any misunderstandings during the process.
4. Prepare For the Transition
It’s a huge transition to move your business. Get prepared for it by having a plan for your business’s continuity during the moving phase. Be realistic about the time it will take to get things fully up and running again. Plan for the “dead zone” time when your staff will be unavailable to your customers during the move. Most importantly, notify clients of the move in advance so they will know what to expect.
Moving a business is not easy. However, with the right planning in place, you can make it more efficient. Call our team at 801 Moving Company today to get the support you need.