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A 12-Step Guide To Moving Your Office

A 12-Step Guide To Moving Your Office, office moving company

We get it, moving can be extremely stressful. Trying to run a company while having constant commotion in the office during a move can be a bad combination. The Quality Group is here to help. No one wants their office to be shut down for days while the move happens at a glacial pace. 

The 12-Step Guide to Moving Your Office, Quickly & Efficiently

If you are responsible for planning the move for your company, here is a 12-step guide to moving your office.

Ask Questions

To accurately plan a move, you will need to know the who, what, when, where, and how much of your office relocation. Having a full scope of the what will be involved will give you an idea of how best to go about the moving process.  

Gather Moving Supplies

The “better safe than sorry” model most definitely applies to moving your office. Stocking up on moving supplies early on will help ease the process later on when it comes time to actually move. Some of the supplies you should look into buying include:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Cardboard boxes of various sizes
  • Zip ties
  • Markers
  • Boxcutters
  • Packing peanuts

These are just a few to start out with. Depending on your company and the scope of your move, you may need more or less.

Clean and Condense

To help the process move along quicker, it is important to encourage people to take home personal items so that they will not be in the way of movers and to ensure they do not get lost or damaged.

Rid Your Life of Extra Stress (Old or Damaged Furniture)

Our next step in the 12-step guide to moving your office is to say goodbye to old furniture that is only going to make your move more extensive and clutter your new space. If you are a hoarder and the thought of throwing something away disgusts you, there are other options! You can resell, donate, recycle or liquidate your old furniture. One man’s trash is another’s treasure.

Schedule Ahead

If you know that your office moving day is at the end of June, it may be a good idea to contact the utility company in May to ensure that the electricity and water will be working when you do move. Preparation is key.

Label Boxes

This simple tip can end up saving you and your coworkers hours deciphering what box contents go where. Organization is a major key to success whenever moving offices. Something as simple as creating a system of numbering or coloring to establish what boxes go where in the office can save you so much time and stress.

Remove Files and Paperwork from File Cabinets

Whether your important files are actually in filing cabinets or stored somewhere else is irrelevant. The point is that whatever confidential, important, or sensitive files that are in your office should be given special attention in the moving process. You wouldn’t want to lose an important document or a whole folder of important documents during this process. Find somewhere safe for these guys to avoid strife down the road.

FRAGILE

No matter what kind of industry you’re in, you are bound to have computers or some basic level of technology. One of the biggest fears companies have when moving is how their IT equipment will be handled. Not only are these assets expensive, but they are essential to your company’s ability to work. It’s a good idea to use zip ties to keep all cords under wraps and bubble wrap to provide protection.

Don’t Leave Your Stuff Unsupervised

When moving day does come, it is essential to be there. This will allow you to have control over the situation and provide management or answers if something goes wrong. Facilitation during the moving process is a good way to make sure that your stuff makes it to your new home safely.

Get Your Camera Ready

We highly recommend taking pictures of your old office as well as your new office. This will not only help you plan where to put things, but it acts as a kind of “evidence” of what you had in case you have a hunch that something went missing. Hopefully, you won’t have any damage to your things, but if you do during the moving process pictures always act as a good way to ensure proper compensation.

Keep Clients/Customers in the Know

This is one of the most important steps in our 12-step guide to moving your office. If customers try reaching you at your old office and fall short, they may become extremely frustrated. Communication with your customers is an essential part of your office move.

Moving Your Office With The Quality Group

If you choose The Quality for Your Next Business Relocation, you won’t have to stress about the moving process. Our team will ensure that every step of your move runs smoothly, guaranteed. Our last step in our 12-step guide to moving your office? Choose The Quality Group. Contact us today to get more information about our capabilities.

 

Business Moving Services That Work

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To Get the Best, Hire the Best

Our expertise in the field is unmatched. With over 30 years of successfully relocating companies of all sizes, The Quality Group is well versed in providing business moving services that work. Our process is aimed to make your move as easy as possible while eliminating operational downtime. How do we accomplish this? Though our dedication to customer satisfaction, maintaining a standard of high-quality, and our key partnership with the Office Moving Alliance, we have proven results and continue to be Louisiana’s most trusted and successful office relocation professionals. Whether you’re located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Jackson, Mississippi, or anywhere in between, The Quality Group can help!

Your Satisfaction Is Our Highest Priority

At the end of the day, an unsatisfied customer is the worst possible outcome of a business moving job. If one of our customers is even slightly unsatisfied with our work, we consider that a failure. Our reputation as one of the premier moving is built on years of exceeding customers expectations. No matter the job size, we work around your schedule. If your business move necessitates special requests or certain complications, let us know and we will provide solutions. Our client list is extensive, as well as our capabilities in providing solutions for various technical and logistical issues. Don’t believe us? Visit our Testimonials page to read what our customers think.

High-Quality Results Start With Our Employees

Our dedication to the highest quality extends to every aspect of the business moving process. To achieve this standard of high quality, we craft the ultimate powerhouse moving team by holding every team member to the same standards. That means that even our new hires are held to the same standard as our managers who have been with the company for years. We believe that the right intentions and the right equipment with the wrong team won’t get the job done. We choose people that not only embody our values and reputation in the industry but those who will represent The Quality Group well. Every employee must undergo a comprehensive training process to ensure that they are prepared for any challenge. The Quality Group is like one big family. Our employees enjoy an inclusive, team-oriented atmosphere which results in a team passionate about doing the job right the first time. The right team is one of the most important ingredients to business moving services that work.

Key Partnership

As a certified member of the Office Moving Alliance, we enjoy access to an international network of commercial moving, storage, and office furniture installation specialists who share the same values as us. The OMA is responsible for having served some of the largest companies globally, such as Google, Bank of America, Delta, AT&T and more. Our partnership with OMA has allowed us to optimize our business moving services and to continue to provide high quality. Members of this network are constantly helping each other improve skills and capabilities. We’re also enforcing accountability for compliance with safety regulations. Work with The Quality Group. You’ll feel confident knowing that you are getting the very best.

Squashing Business Moving Services Myths Everywhere

We understand that many people hate the thought of moving. Whether you have had a bad experience in the past, are concerned about operational downtime, or have heard awful things from other companies who have moved, The Quality Group is here to debunk your moving myths. Feel free to call us 504-585-7309 or contact us for any questions, concerns, or to learn more about our services.