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5 Reasons to Buy New Office Furniture When Moving

Posted on June 13, 2017 by - Commercial Relocation, Moving Preparation, Office Furniture

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Buying New Office Furniture for Your New Office can be the Best Option for You

Moving to a new building, whether it is up-sizing or downsizing, can be tough for any business. Will the furniture fit in the new space? Is the furniture even suited for the new space? Today, we’ll be giving you five reasons why selling old furniture and buying new office furniture may be the right, and easy, choice for your company.

 

1. Buy New Office Furniture to Fit In a New Space Searching online to find new office furniture

One of the most obvious reasons to buy new furniture is to avoid the risk of your current furniture not fitting in your new space’s floor-plan. When you purchased your current furniture, you may have had your old office space in mind. Your new location may be smaller or larger than your previous space, and the old furniture just may not fit.

If you buy new furniture for the office you’re moving into though, you have the ability to shape your purchase to your new space. Rather than fitting a large desk into a small room, simply sell the old desk and trade it in for a smaller desk that is better suited for the space.

 

2. Buy New Office Furniture to Fit a New Aesthetic

Just as square footage matters, appearance is also a big deal in a new office. Your furniture needs to match your space’s aesthetic to create a more pleasant atmosphere for both you and your employees. To make sure you create a pleasant atmosphere with appropriate furniture, consider other aspects of your new area outside of the floor plan.

How much natural lighting does the new space have? If the natural lighting differs from your previous space’s lighting, your furniture may change the look of the office entirely.

The color of the walls could clash with your older furniture as well. For instance, dark furniture may clash with a dark color on the walls or make the room feel gloomy. Many problems can be easily avoided by starting with a blank slate and buying new furniture, specific to the new space.

 

3. New Furniture Will Last Longer

Your old furniture may be ready for an update and moving may give you the perfect opportunity to upgrade. Rather than furnishing your new space with older furniture, simply replace it instead. Newer furniture will age with the new building not having the same wear-and-tear as the old furniture. A change in scenery can also be a valuable investment in your employees’ happiness and productivity.

 

4. Allows for Evaluation of What Is and Is Not Necessary

Board room with new office furnitureOver years of being in the same space, offices can get cluttered. You may have gotten a new desk that was a steal at the time but subtracts from the limited space you have available. Think of selling your office furniture as spring cleaning. Selling gives you a chance to consider what is really necessary to your space and what is not.

When having a chance to buy everything again, you may realize that the three plastic filing cabinets you bought last year may be too much. Instead, you may decide to downsize to one or none at all. Moving allows for reevaluation, which can be the best thing for a new space.

 

5. Ultimately, It Is Easier To Sell or Donate

Convenience is another reason to buy new furniture rather than moving old furniture. Rather than focusing on the hassle of packing old furniture, sell it instead. As moving is a stressful time, selling previous furniture can simply make it easier on you.

At The Quality Group, we want to make your job easier by doing our job. Connecting with the industry’s best, we coordinate your move by teaming up with office furniture planners when you want new furniture for your office. We even set up your new space for what’s best for your business. Moving is exciting and stress-free when you have the right help from your movers and furniture suppliers.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Organizing a Company Move as a New Hire| 5 Steps to Plan a Move

Posted on April 25, 2017 by - Commercial Relocation, Moving Preparation

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As a relatively new hire, you are ready to help the company accomplish their day-to-day goals. You were surprised, however, to be asked to plan the business’ relocation to a new building. It’s a large task and the last thing you want to do is get something wrong. Begin your business move research here and find out how to plan a business relocation as a new hire in five easy steps.

 Plan an Impressively Organized Company Move as a New Hire with These 5 Steps

  1. Get the Moving Facts

Your first step in planning the company move is determining or getting access to the facts of the move. You’ll need to know the budget of the move, when the relocation needs to take place, and where it is the company is moving. The owner of the company or your supervisor should be able to supply you with this information, as you’ll need it to plan the move.

 

  1. Research Moving Companies

do researchOnce you have the facts of the move, you can begin researching moving companies that will meet your base criteria and can provide an organized relocation. You can also establish additional criteria that the moving company needs to meet in order to provide an easy move. Move planning and vendor coordination, or the planning of additional moving contributors, may be an additional requirement so that all moving aspects are organized and planned by experts. With their knowledge, commercial moving experts can ensure efficiency and reliability.

During this step, you should also research the reputation of the moving companies you are considering. Look at their website to see what services they offer and look at online reviews to know if people were satisfied with the company’s service.

 

  1. Planning the Move

Once you have researched the companies and chosen one for your business’s move, you’ll need to inform your supervisor of the plan and inform the chosen moving company about your current and new office. Let the moving company know what items are being moved from your current workspace and where the items are going in the new place.

Some moving companies such as The Quality Group offer a free consultation where they take note of all your equipment and furniture so that they know how to use their resources to better accommodate the business. If your supervisor is expecting to be present for the consultation, be sure to schedule it on a day when they are free. When the consultation is occurring, make sure to show the moving company all the items that will be included in the move so they can plan to work as efficiently as possible.

 

  1. Inform Employees

Once your supervisor has signed off on the moving plans and finalized dates and times, you’ll need to inform the rest of the company. You will need to make sure all employees know the specifics of the move and what their responsibilities will be. Having a meeting where people can ask questions will allow everyone to voice their concerns and get answers they need. Following up the meeting with reminder emails and information packets will ensure nothing is forgotten as the moving date draws closer.

 

  1. Inform Clients and Change the Company Address

Your final responsibility before supervising the actual move is informing company clients about the address change and also updating mailing materials. You can meet up with the email marketing team or request the email list from your inform clients and employeessupervisor and send out an informative email to all the company’s clients about the upcoming move. Updating social media, sending out letters, and sending out reminder emails will also help ensure clients know about the company move.

You will also need to update the company’s address on any company materials and advertising channels. Brochures, business cards, social media profiles, etc., will need to be changed to reflect the new address of the company. Update the mailing address with the post office as well to prevent confusion and mail mix-ups.

Being put in charge of a company move soon after being hired can be nerve-wracking, but you can successfully organize it by following these five simple steps. For easier and more organized commercial relocations, contact a moving company that provides moving consultations and planning. A commercial relocation company that offers a wide-variety of services will help you successfully plan a move and meet the expectations of your new supervisor.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Hiring a Dependable Moving Company for a Good Price

Posted on January 3, 2017 by - Commercial Relocation

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Finding a moving service for your company can be a hassle. There are many listings online and they all say they perform the same service. Picking the right one out of all the choices is a little like throwing a dart at a wall and hoping for the best. It doesn’t actually have to be a guessing game though. With some due diligence, you can hire a dependable moving company and still stay on budget. Here are some tips for hiring a dependable and affordable moving company for your business.

Tips for Hiring a Dependable Moving Company at a Good Price

Get a recommendation for dependable moving companiesAsk for Recommendations

Asking employees, other business owners, and friends about their experience with moving companies can be helpful in finding the right one to facilitate your business move. If the recommendation is positive and from someone you trust, then the likelihood of you also having a positive experience with the same moving company is high.

Poor reviews are also beneficial to you, as it will narrow down your list of potential movers. The recommendations from your friends will give you a good starting point and once you have a list of potential movers you can start to narrow down your options further with more research.

Review the Credentials

Recommendation from a trusted source can mean a lot but it’s always a good idea to do your own due diligence. Check the online reviews of the company to see if the recommendation matches up with the experience of others. Also, ensure the moving company has all required permits and licenses to avoid scams. Another aspect of a dependable moving company is their ability to provide insurance for the move. Check to see if the moving companies you are considering provide insurance.

Get Several Quotes

To find a good price on a moving company, it is important you get several quotes from different movers. Most moving companies have competitive pricing but until you check around and compare for yourself, you’ll never know whether or not you’re getting a good price. Moving companies will also budget your move based on a formula involving the equipment you have and the distance they’ll need to travel with it, among other factors. For this reason, it is important you get a quote from a moving company after they come and assess your office. You’ll be able to get a good idea of your budget with several accurate quotes.

Remember when you are comparing company quotes that you need to compare apples to apples. It’s very easy for a company that is not providing the same resources, insurance coverage, and the number of employees in your move to generate a quote cheaper than others. Always know what is included in your quote and ask about any differences.

Show Them All Your EquipmentShow your moving company all your equipment

When the representative from a moving company comes to assess your office for the quote, be sure to show him everything you want moved to the new location. Since movers are going to calculate the price based on your equipment amount and weight, it is crucial that all equipment be processed in the initial quote. Other items tacked on later in the moving process could result in higher moving fees.

Finding a dependable and well-priced moving company to move your office is not impossible. Checking with friends, reading online reviews, and doing your research on potential moving companies will result in you finding the right movers for your business. Good luck with your move and if you have any questions, the Quality group is always glad to help.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Moving Your Business During Winter

Posted on December 6, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

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Winter is usually a time for holiday parties, cold weather, and warm drinks. In the business world though, work carries on as usual and if a lease is up or expansion comes knocking you may have to relocate no matter the season. When moving during the winter you’ll need to consider a few more factors than if you were moving during a warmer month. For a seamless winter move keep the following factors in mind.

When Moving During the Winter You’ll Need to Consider Safety and Comfort.

 

Office Building TemperaturesKeep the heat on when moving during the winter

Both the office building you are leaving and the one you are relocating to will be prone to chilly temperatures during winter as movers come in and out of the buildings. While you may want to save on the electric bill, you should consider keeping the heat on in both places during moving day. Not only will the movers and your employees appreciate moving furniture, equipment, and personal desk items into a warm environment, but cold sensitive electronics will be better off as well. Turning the heat on even slightly will be beneficial to your office on moving day.

 

The Weather and Office Equipment

Winter brings unique challenges in the form of unpredictable weather. It could rain, snow, sleet, or hail at any time and unfortunately, your office equipment still needs to go from point A to point B. Plan to cover all walkways movers will need to use to prevent your items from getting damaged. Shovel and salt all pathways to prevent slipping, and ensure your movers wrap all furniture in plastic and utilize plastic tubs instead of cardboard boxes. These precautions will protect your office equipment.

 

Employee Conditions

Employees will want to bring their own personal desk items to their new offices either on moving day or on the day following. It is important for your employees to know the hazards of moving during winter and what they can do to protect themselves. Advise them to layer up when bringing their items so they can move freely but also stay warm. Have warm drinks available for your employees during the move and have the office setup to provide extra comfort.

 

Office Supply PrioritiesIcy walk ways can be a hazard when moving your business in winter

While your staff may want to organize the closet with the brochures and business cards you have saved up, you should make sure they prioritize supplies that are needed for everyday operations. Set up coffee machines, computers, and phone lines before organizing materials that employees use sparingly. This will ensure your business continues to run smoothly during the winter move and employees have everything they need to work.

 

Plans and their Execution

Moving during the winter can be problematic due to unforeseen complications. Talk to your landlord or new property owner ahead of time and ask for leeway on move-out and move-in days in case of severe weather. Be sure to listen to your moving company’s advice during travel as they have experience in moving large equipment, furniture, and electronics during the winter months. Also, create a plan B for the company and employees for unforeseen complications so your business is not taken off guard during the move.

 

Moving your business in the winter can have its own benefits such as choice moving day selections, but it brings complications as well. If you are moving your business to a new location during the winter season, have a plan in mind and entrust your relocation to your trained and experienced moving company. Your new office will be up and running in no time with a moving company dedicated to providing a speedy and safe relocation. Talk to the Quality Group today for a consultation on moving your business during the winter.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Agent

Posted on November 15, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

Benefits of hiring a commercial real estate agent

Deciding to buy or rent a piece of commercial property is a big step for your company’s future. You’ll need to make sure you choose the right property for your business and that you’re getting the best deal when it comes to pricing. Having a professional commercial real estate agent can help you navigate through buying or renting property for your business. There are several positive benefits in hiring a commercial real estate agent when making this important company decision.

Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Agent is Beneficial for a Move

Time Dedication

As a business owner, you have limited time to spend on matters outside of business operations. Having to spend your free time sifting through listings of potential company buildings is probably not the best use of your limited time. Instead, a commercial real estate agent can provide this service for you and show you only the best options for your company’s needs. This will save you time by allowing someone who specializes in finding exactly what you need to do so on a daily basis until the need is met.

Commercial real estate agents take approved classes by the Louisiana Real Estate CommisionIndustry Knowledge

Real estate agents know their industry inside and out. Not only do they take classes approved by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, but are also licensed and affiliated with a real estate broker. On top of that, they keep up with the current market and news of the area. That means they’ll know the area where you’ll be looking, the prices of the properties selling in that area or comparable building prices, and what is available on the market. Real estate agents also know many industry-specific resources to check when looking for property for a client.

City Zoning Familiarity 

Your business is unique but unfortunately, the city confines your business into one of several coding zones when you are dealing with property. Your real estate agent will know each property’s zone and about the paperwork that comes with the building zone. You won’t end up with a piece of property you can’t use for your business when you hire a commercial real estate agent who makes a point of knowing city zoning codes.

Negotiation ExpertiseCommercial real estate agents can negotiate property prices

Commercial real estate agents are professionals who know the workings of negotiations when dealing with property. They know the hidden clauses and can sift through the entire document, which can be several stacks of paper tall. Agents can also fight for your case in negotiations, pointing out problems that need to be addressed or that aren’t in your favor. Your agent can negotiate for you in a professional manner that will give you full advantage of the situation.

Professionals Suggestions

Commercial real estate agents can also suggest other professionals you’ll need for the process of buying property. Due to commercial property not having the same consumer protection laws as residential property, having suggestions for people who can help you will be useful. Your real estate agent can save you some potential problems and money by providing suggestions for other professionals that will help provide due diligence on the property. Proposals will be made for those who can perform title checks, environmental hazards investigations, property line identification, and more.

Hiring a commercial real estate agent when you are searching for business property can help your moving experience go smoothly. With the knowledge they possess, the time they can dedicate, and the familiarity they have with the city and other professionals, they will steer you in the right direction and help you find the perfect property for your company.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Post-Move Checklist for Your Company

Posted on November 1, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

Post-Move Checklist

Moving to a new office can be a positive sign that your business is growing. All the time spent planning and preparing for the move can be overwhelming but moving to a new location where your company can continue to grow and thrive makes it all worth it in the end. Even after the move is complete, there are still many things to do, especially the couple days directly following the relocation. Make sure you have everything covered for your business with this moving checklist so everything runs smoothly after the move.

Follow this Post-Move Checklist to Avoid Future Problems with Clients and Associates

Distribute Employee Packets

Making sure your employees can access the new office should be at the top of your moving list. Distribute the moving packets to your employees the day of the move with their new passcodes, keycards, desk locations, and parking spots so they have easy access on the first day.

Check Equipment

Directly following a move, assign the task of checking all equipment to your IT department. Include all electronics in the check such as computers, printers, phones, projectors, and any other specialty equipment to guarantee that it is working properly. You don’t want to have a client in your office a week after the move and have a technical malfunction occur in the middle of the meeting.

Remove Unnecessary Furniture and Equipment

After the office is arranged for optimal efficiency, you can arrange to have any excess furniture and equipment removed, including furniture from your previous office that doesn’t work with the new furniture. To avoid having any unneeded equipment, you can store, donate, sell, or throw away any excess. You’ll want to do this relatively soon after you move so the office is not crowded and uncomfortable.

Update MaterialsUpdate website information after your move

Double-checking all business materials with the company’s contact information is one of the most important assignments to perform after a move. Do not leave any platform untouched because you don’t want to confuse your clients or customers. Change the contact information on your website and social media accounts, print new brochures and fliers, and reorder all your business cards for consistency.

Know the Area

Mapping out the new area will be critical when making appointments with associates and clients. Knowing traffic conditions, back roads, and transit options will be the difference in being on time for a meeting and not. You can also get a list of appropriate business lunch locations and their busy hours for future reference.

Contact Associates and Clients

Send out a reminder to all your clients and associates about your new location within a few days of the company’s move to prevent future confusion. Contact your clients, the cleaning company, your delivery company, and the USPS to confirm they have your new address so meetings, services, and deliveries still happen and arrive on time.

File any Complaints

Once everything is unpacked and assessed you’ll need to file any complaints and insurance claims with the moving company if any equipment was damaged. If you notice something damaged, it is important to address it immediately to ensure accurate reports and claims.

Leave a Review

Leaving a review of the moving company can wait until a few days after the move but should be done before the week is out. This is another place you can express your concerns and questions with the service and even help others make a decision about the company if you had a good experience.

Post Move Checklist PDF Printout

After the move into the new office, you may be tempted to relax or get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. To avoid problems in the future however, you should keep everything in order, tell everyone associated with your company where you are, and update all materials. Run through this checklist after your relocation to ensure your business runs smoothly going forward.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

 

Business Evaluation Opportunities During a Move

Posted on August 2, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

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Moving your company to a new location opens your business to many opportunities. Starting your business anew in a different location allows you to take a step back and evaluate your business. You can check to see if your equipment, furniture, and technology are up to par with the new location and mindset you have. Perhaps you even want to evaluate the processes of your business and determine whether there is a better way to go about completing tasks. A company’s relocation time is the perfect time to challenge the routine it has fallen into and bring it up to date with the rest of the world. You have the reason and the mindset to take on innovative items and ideas that will give your company new life.

Opportunities During a Move for Your Business

Design your office to capitilize on a opportunity during a move.  Furniture

The desks, computer chairs, and guest chairs may be a perfect fit for your current office, but have you considered how they will fit in the new place? The design of your new office may not suit the same design as your previous office. The new work environment may lend itself to a modern or industrial style rather than a contemporary style. Having a well-designed office will make an impression on clients and relay to them a new level of professionalism. Aside from aesthetics, your current furniture may literally not be the best fit for your new office. Spatial and functional office layouts make a huge difference in workflow. If employees have large desks and they will be moving into a narrower working environment, it may be best to order desks that will be more suited to the smaller space. Seizing the opportunity to better your work atmosphere and functionality during a move will save you and your employees many headaches in the future.

Equipment

The technological equipment you have in your office plays an important role in the management of the business. You may not even notice how much you rely upon it however, maintaining functional office equipment is a must. Do your employees constantly have to fix the printer, shredder, or coffee machine? It may seem like a minor inconvenience but that time spent fixing problematic machines adds up and frustrates your workforce. An office move is a great time to pitch out the old machines that are hindering you and your employees and acquire new equipment that will support the work you all do.

Seize the opportunity during a move to update technology. Technology

Not many businesses think about the back-end technology that safeguards the entire company. It’s understandable because it’s not a tangible item that you interact with daily but it is still important for the company to maintain. Computers, off-site servers, digital security programs, and digital system backups are all requirements for a company. Computers that are not updated can be a risk to company confidentiality, and systems that are not backed-up and stored elsewhere can mean complete shutdown for the company. A move is the perfect time to make sure all are up-to-date and secured safely in case the unexpected happens.

Processes

When one change happens another is bound to follow. You are already in the mindset to accept change with the move so it may be time to take a huge step back and evaluate how things are running in the business. With a new office, you have the opportunity to implement new processes that increases efficiency, balance workload, or just makes more sense. A new place with a new way to accomplish work can give new life to your business.

A business’ relocation can be exactly what the business needs for continued progress. While business owners tend to set these factors aside because there are more pressing matters, the fact remains they are important and an integral part of the functioning of a company. During your move, evaluate your business and find aspects of the company that can be improved and seize the opportunity.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Supporting Employees During an Office Move

Posted on July 26, 2016 by - Moving Preparation

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Support Your Employees During a Move

Relocating your company to a new location involves meticulous planning and significant preparation. You have many aspects to consider including the furniture, equipment, and daily essentials. While the item logistics for your move are extremely important for your business, there is another aspect that is a vital part of your business you’ll need to address too. Your employees will need a different kind of support for the move than your business items. For your employees, the move is new and unknown. Supporting them during the change is key to keeping your business running smoothly.

How Moving Impacts Employees

A few days of interrupted work due to the move will not heavily affect your employees work life. An employee can generally recover their work routine easily after an office move because it is not a permanent disruption. While their work life will not be heavily affected by the move, their personal life is another matter. Whether it is an international move or a local move, routines will change because of the relocation. Commutes, daycare pick-up times, and morning routines can all be affected by an office relocation. Your employees will need to adjust to the relocation and have time to plan how they will accommodate the change.

Revealing the Relocation NewsSupport your employees during a move by answering questions.

The initial reveal of the move will likely come as a shock to your employees. While you and your management team may have been excited for the change, you’ve already had time to adjust. Your employees will feel differently and will need time to understand what this means for them. Tell them face-to-face and be ready to answer any questions they may have about the move. You’ll want to tell them as early as you can so they can start their own preparations and begin to plan for themselves and their family. The more time they have to plan the better prepared they will be for the new office.

Support your employees during a move by offering some assistance. Supporting Your Employees During the Move

Supporting your employees during a move will help them adjust to the new location quicker because they will have one less thing to worry about. Whether you help them plan their new commute or provide a moving care package that pays for their relocation, providing some kind of assistance will relieve a little of their stress. Showing that you are aware of the challenges facing your employees and are putting forth effort to help them through it will go a long way. Whatever assistance you decide to provide to your employees, decide in the planning stages and let them know when you announce the move.

Your employees are a valuable part of your business. Supporting your dedicated workers in the relocation will help you retain happy and hard-working employees. The extra support will also relieve their stress and allow them to stay focused on the job at hand. An office move can be a great new experience for everyone involved with the proper support for and from your employees.


Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

Summer Moving Advice from the Professionals

Posted on July 19, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation

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Tips for A Summer Move

Summer can be a slow time for your company so you might be planning to make it your relocation season. Moving in the summer however, brings its own challenges. While it may be your slow season, the moving season is in full swing and the hot weather can be more of a hinder than a help. We’ve compiled some moving advice to help you maneuver through a summer move so your relocation is smooth and worry-free.

Keeping Cool During Your Summer MoveDuring your summer move, have water available.

One of the main challenges you’ll face during a summer move is staying cool. When you and your employees transport your personal desk items into the new office from the old office be sure both places are ready for you. Make sure the air conditioning is on and running in both offices so you and your employees can stay cool. Also, have water available at both locations. People can become dehydrated quickly during the summer so provide water to everyone involved in the move.

You can also have a casual dress day so your employees can wear cooler outfits to stay comfortable during the move.

Prioritizing During Your Summer Move

Having access to the essentials in the new office will be a priority for you and your employees. The last thing you want is to get to the new office the day after moving and not be able to make some much-needed coffee. The items that you use daily should be packed and marked in specific boxes so you can access them quickly after getting to the new office.

Packing for Your Summer MoveDuring a summer move, pack your electronics last.

It is likely you have many small electronic items in your office. As you probably know, electronic devices and extreme heat do not mix. In order to prevent any malfunction in your electronic devices, be sure to pack them last, avoid letting them sit in a vehicle that is not air conditioned, and unpack them immediately after you get to the new office.

Planning for Your Summer Move

As mentioned before, the summer is a busy time for moving companies. Many businesses take the summer season to relocate since it is their slow season, which results in moving companies booking up quickly. If you are planning to relocate your business during this time as well, we suggest planning ahead and scheduling your move day with the moving company well in advance.

Relaxing After Your Summer Move

After everyone has made it to the new office with all of their desk items, giving them a chance to set everything up will go a long way. You should also give yourself and your employees a chance to celebrate the relocation. Spend the rest of the move day enjoying the new place and getting a feel for how everything flows. Sending out for sandwiches and snacks will add to the festivities and help everyone feel relaxed in the new office and comfortable with the change.

A summer move can be a great chance for the company to relocate at a time that won’t interfere with business. Just remember that summer brings challenges when moving is in involved. With proper planning however, you and your employees can enjoy a smooth relocation that is stress free.


 

Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.

 

Your Moving Questions Answered

Posted on July 12, 2016 by - Commercial Relocation, Moving Preparation

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Business Relocation Questions Answered

Moving is a taxing time that demands a lot of time and effort. You have many moving parts to coordinate and questions arise about how things should be handled for the relocation. Your moving company probably handles a lot of the process so we’ve compiled a list of questions about the moving process that a lot of business owners have for moving companies. Find out what you need to know so you can coordinate your relocation more effectively.

 

  1. How Do I Get a Price Estimate?Call your movers for a business relocation estimate.

Receiving a price estimate from your local movers should be a simple phone call away. Moving companies vary in how they give estimates but with The Quality Group, we come to your business to do a free move consultation. The consultation includes everything from how we pack up your computer equipment to how many elevator trips it will take to move you out of the building. No matter the method, a moving company will give you a fairly accurate estimate of your move, whether in person or over the phone.

 

  1. When Should I Call to Schedule my Move?

Generally, the earlier moving companies know about the move, the better options you have. Planning your move in advance allows you to pick your ideal moving date instead of having to work around a booked schedule. Moving companies try their hardest to accommodate clients and schedule something on short notice but it doesn’t always work out optimally. Get an easier experience by booking your move as soon as you know you’re relocating.

 

  1. What Services Can You Provide for the Move?Business relocation companies offer a wide array of services

Different moving companies can provide a varying range of services. At The Quality Group, we are a comprehensive moving company and provide all the services you need for a move, from the move planning to the furniture installation in the new office. Contact your moving company to understand what services they can provide for you and which ones you’ll have to take care of by yourself.

 

  1. How do You Protect My Items?

Professional moving companies take the safety of your items seriously. They pack your items in protective wrapping, place them in cardboard boxes, or put them in plastic tubs, and secure them safely on the truck. On top of handling your items with care, moving companies have the extra precaution of insurance just in case something breaks. At The Quality Group, we are bonded, licensed, and insured for both our protection and yours.

 

  1. Do You Specialize in Moving Businesses?

Moving companies can be flexible in the types of moves they conduct however, every company is not created equal. A moving company that specializes in relocating businesses, like The Quality Group, knows how to handle business equipment. All your technical and specialty equipment can be managed with the resources commercial movers have that residential movers may not. Depending on your office, and how much equipment you have, hiring a dedicated commercial mover may be your safest option.

Having a basis on what your moving company can provide is the key to a successful relocation. At The Quality Group, we make every effort to accommodate our client’s needs so you can have a stress-free move. Contact your moving company today to find out whether they are a good fit for your business relocation.


 

Work with The Quality Group

At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.