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Avoid Moving Twice with New Furniture

Moving logistics can be a nightmare when trying to coordinate all variables. From the moving company, keeping clients informed of your schedule, interior designs, system installers and everyday vendors, the stress can add up quickly. The Quality Group can help alleviate much of this stress and can help our clients that use this time to update their office furniture as well. Whether it is due to normal wear and tear or the desire to keep the office atmosphere consistent with the new location, businesses can often add another layer of complexity with scheduling when making this decision. What happens if you order and it is scheduled to arrive after you’ve already moved? What happens if it arrives too early? We have some advise on how the Quality Group can help.

Don’t Let New Furniture Result in You Moving Twice

Avoid Moving TwiceYou can avoid moving twice with help from The Quality Group.

A common practice in the business world when relocating is to essentially move twice. You may think this is absurd, but it happens more often than you think. Many companies will move into their new office with their old furniture, then pay someone to come and get the old furniture and then pay someone else to bring in the new furniture. Businesses lose a production day when this procedure is followed, but they often don’t see another option. Companies have to keep old furniture until new furniture arrives and scheduling pick-ups and deliveries for the same time is virtually impossible. You can however, avoid moving your furniture twice with a little help and planning.

Purchase and Ship Your New Furniture Early

To avoid moving twice, purchase your furniture early in the moving process. You can avoid a large amount of stress by researching and purchasing your new office furniture before you start attempting to coordinate companies. Purchasing the large items early will also give you leeway on deciding when and where you want it delivered. Instead of shipping your new furniture to your old location where you don’t have room for it, or having it shipped to your new place weeks after you’ve moved in, you can ship it to your moving company: The Quality Group.

Store Your New Furniture with the Quality GroupAvoid moving twice by shipping your furniture to The Quality Group

Storing your new furniture with The Quality Group can reduce the amount of work you have to do by cutting down coordination requirements and streamlining the time needed to get your new office up to par. When you purchase your furniture from an outside vendor, The Quality Group is able to safely store it until moving day. When you ship the furniture to The Quality Group, you remove the need to find storage elsewhere and you avoid moving twice. The Quality Group receives, inspects, corrects any mistakes, and stores your furniture until you are ready to move into your new office.

Enjoy the New Furniture at the New Office

When your move day comes, The Quality Group brings and installs the furniture to your specifications. With this process you don’t need to worry about having your old furniture in your new office until the new ones arrive. You also don’t have to worry about coordinating multiple companies, into your move. The Quality Group will already know your move schedule and relocate the new furniture into your office at the same time as moving all of your other equipment, thus avoiding operational downtime. The whole process will happen on the same day and you will avoid the double move situation.

Storing new furniture with your moving company can greatly reduce the stress and work that comes with business relocation. Excess company coordination is removed and aesthetics are not sacrificed when everything arrives at the new office at the same time. The Quality Group aims to ease your moving process by helping to manage your furniture substitution by storing your office furniture until the day you move into your new office.


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 in the Rain

Rain is unavoidable and unfortunately, despite the meteorologist’s best efforts, it is not always predictable. Even when you watch the weather faithfully and schedule your move for a bright and sunny day, it can turn out to be grey and rainy. Moving in the rain may seem trickier than moving on a fair day and you may be tempted to reschedule. After all, you can’t have damage occur to your floors, furniture, and equipment. We at The Quality Group understand your concerns, which is why when the weather decides to take a downward turn we ramp up our efforts.

We never want you to have to reschedule your move because we know you’re on a tight schedule. The Quality Group will move you into your new place on time despite any rain and we’ll make sure your property is well protected.

1_01-QualityGroup-Blog-MovingInRain_protectionProtecting the Floors

When your company ends up moving in the rain we take steps to ensure your floors are well protected from the water that will undoubtedly be tracked into the office. We protect your floors with a sturdy layer of floor protection. Where ever we need to walk in order to load up your equipment we’ll lay down the layer of floor protection so your floors stay in great condition. We will also put some protection outside the doors that will capture and knock off any excess debris we pickup so it doesn’t get tracked into your office.You don’t have to worry about water and mud damaging your floors when moving with The Quality Group.

Shielding Your Furniture

Another concern of yours during a move in the rain may be your furniture and equipment getting wet. When we move your property from your old building to the truck and then into your new office you might think it’s the perfect opportunity for your property to become sodden with extra moisture. We address that concern by shielding your furniture and equipment with a thorough layering of waterproof plastic. We wrap all your furniture and equipment with the waterproof plastic so your equipment stays safe and dry.

Safe Driving

Safety is always a concern when the roads are slippery due to rain. The Quality Group knows that poor weather conditions could jeopardize your move if not properly prepared for the rain. We counter poor weather with extreme caution, professional drivers, and highly maintained moving trucks. We take extra care when driving in rain and we maintain all safety precautions for driving in inclement weather to ensure your move is successful. We also take the time to check that our trucks are in top condition before every move and double check tire traction. You’ll have one less thing to worry about during a move in the rain with The Quality Group.

1_01-QualityGroup-Blog-MovingInRain_cleanClean-Up After

With rain comes the possibility of tracking water and mud into your space. While we lay down two layers of floor protection to safeguard your flooring, sometimes that stray drop of water or mud finds its way to an unprotected area. This can be a major concern, as you don’t want your old or new office floors dirtied and wet. If that becomes the case when moving in the rain, rest assured that The Quality Group cleans up after moving your items. You won’t have to worry that your office will be dirty after we finish moving you.

In addition, our special process provides an extra precaution to ensure water and mud won’t be tracked into your office. When we pack your items they never touch the ground and we don’t stack items on top each other when moving your office. Your items stay on the dolly the entire time when being loaded and unloaded. There is no opportunity for mud, asphalt, or dirt to attach itself to the bottom of your property when moving. This is just one more way The Quality Group prevents your move in the rain from causing you extra work.

Moving in the rain might sound like your worst nightmare but The Quality Group takes extra measures during bad weather to ensure your move runs as smoothly as if the weather was sunny. Rain or shine, we do whatever it takes to move you into your new office on time.


 

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.

Why You Need a Move Consultation

A Move Consultation Helps Provides a Seamless Moving Experience

Moving your office is a big project and considerable planning, organization, and management is required for a smooth office relocation. It takes serious logistics to move all of your equipment and furniture in a timely and efficient fashion and that’s where we step in to help. The Quality Group offers a complete on-site move consultation as part of our services to work out the details of your move. We assess all of your assets and your time frame to build a moving plan that works for you. During your move consultation we determine the necessary equipment, vehicles, and team members we’ll need to provide to perform a seamless move.

Using the Best Equipment

A move consultation will get you the right equipment for an effective move.Each business is unique and has different furniture, technology, and tools. One of the main reasons we provide a move consultation is to determine what equipment will be necessary to move your office safely and securely. We pack your office using specific equipment and materials to ensure all items arrive soundly at the new place. During the consultation we will also determine if your move will require specialty equipment or if any obstacles need to be accommodated for while moving. The Quality Group takes into consideration elevators, ramps, steps, doorways, hallways, and much more so we can plan your move with precision.

The Right Moving Vehicles

The Quality Group has various sized trucks standing ready for your business move. As we can move any sized office no matter how big or small, one key part in our move consultation is determining which size moving truck will suit your business. Our aim is to take as little time as possible moving you from one location to another, which means picking the right truck is important. If one small truck is sufficient there is no need to risk delaying your move with using two. If you need three large trucks we won’t waste time packing one small one seven times. Packing up the right truck is a key factor in moving you with efficiency and we take that seriously.

The Ideal Moving Team

Having the optimal amount of team members is an integral part in making your move seamless. In order to provide you with that optimal amount, we use part of our move consultation to determine how many team members need to be working on your relocation. With our three dedicated teams each assigned to their own specific station, we work with efficiency and eliminate unnecessary wait time.

The Quality Group tailors its moving services to each and every business. Providing a move consultation as part of our services allows us to customize each move and give you truly strategized moving experience. We’d like you not to notice your move so you can continue business as usual, so call us today to receive our moving consultation services and relocate into your new office with ease.

The Modern Office

The New Modern Office is Trending

It’s 2016 and the workforce is slowly shifting from the baby boomer generation to the millennial generation. With that workforce shift comes a shift in office space and lifestyle expectations. Keeping your new work force motivated and happy at work can have a huge effect on their happiness and productivity. Many millennials now want to be part of the open office trend, which means you might be looking into a new office space and an openly designed office layout. While you are shifting your office over to the new modern office trend, keep The Quality Group in mind as we can help you get into your new office with ease.a modern office

Location

The millennial generation puts emphasis on balancing work and home life. Having an office in an urban area with high walkability access will sit well with millennials who are big on convenience. Easy access to work and entertainment in an urban area will be exactly the kind of convenient balance of work and life they are searching for in their life. They also like the option to choose where they work. Finding an office that has multiple workspace options, including outside options, can go a long way with your upcoming employees. While moving into a new office can seem daunting, planning for the happiness of your future employees is important. The Quality Group can ease your move into that modern office by taking every detail into account. We even calculate how many elevator trips it will take to move you and do so at a time that won’t interrupt business.

Space Planning

The modern office trend that the millennial generation expects comes with a whole different setup from the cubicles that used to be popular. Open-concept design and collaborative furniture are now on the rise and require spaces where more than one person can sit. The Quality Group has partners who can help any office optimize its space for the new workforce. They can optimize your office for your workers who need open spaces and for those who need individual spaces.

Furniture

The Quality Group partners with interior design companies that can help any office plan, design, and equip their office with the right furniture. From collaboration furniture to individual workspaces, they can help create your modern office with a perfect blend of open and individual workspaces with furniture professionally modern office furnitureassembled by the Quality Group. Whether you are bringing your previous furniture with you or are looking for new furniture, The Quality Group can help by moving, arranging, and collaborating with you on your furniture needs.

The millennial generation may have a different idea of an office from previous generations but The Quality Group is here to help you get a handle on moving. When you find the new office that will suit your workforce’s expectations, let The Quality Group come and seamlessly move you and create a workspace your new employees will love.


 

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.

Turnkey Movers

The Quality Group is an All-Inclusive Moving Company

Every business owner understands that moving offices is an enormous undertaking. Effectively planning for a smooth and efficient moving day requires time, resources, and manpower that most companies simply don’t have. Professional moving companies can significantly cut down on the stress and hassle of a complicated move. But why shop around for multiple moving companies that only offer options for part of the process? Here are some ways that The Quality Group can help relieve these burdens, acting as a one-stop-shop for all of your commercial moving needs and allowing your business to focus on present, day-to-day operations and not on future moving duties:

Move Planning

From our very first meeting, we begin to formulate a customized, unique strategy to move your business in the most efficient and effective way possible. The Quality Group takes an all-inclusive moving approach when creating your moving plan, working backwards from the exact date you wish to start business in your new office and location. From there we can successfully plan out the best time to begin the moving process, and handle all obstacles in between.

Project Management

The all-inclusive move includes project managementOur highly experienced and dedicated team works with you to oversee all components of your company’s move to ensure a smooth transition. This supervision and control of personnel, resources, and time allows for a positive moving experience that fosters trust between our clients and us. The most important move we’ll ever do is yours, and we promise to deliver on our claims.

Facility Installation

The Quality Group guarantees a timely, safe, stress-free, and all-inclusive moving job every time. From handling landlords and property owners before the moving has begun, to cleaning up after ourselves once the moving has completed, we take pride in making your experience as easy as possible. Leave the logistics and resource handling to us, and we promise a productive moving experience for your business.

Vendor Coordination

Still looking for a new location, or in need of assistance building new furniture? The Quality Group has developed an extensive network of professional resources throughout the southeast to assist in all aspects of your company’s unique move. From packaging supplies to office space optimization, we gather and organize all elements of your move to ensure the smoothest transition possible.

Furniture Install

The Quality Group can install funiture with their all-inclusive moveThe Quality Group’s extensive knowledge of industry practices and standards allows us to understand the ins and outs of your company’s unique office situation. Pulling from decades of commercial moving project experience, we know just about every way to assemble furniture. Whether you are looking to optimize your work space layout with new furniture, or need all of your equipment re-assembled and re-wired following a move, The Quality Group recognizes what it takes to get your business up and running as soon as possible.

Don’t leave the transition of your company during this vital time in the hands of multiple entities. You need a single, turnkey moving specialist that understands your business and its unique needs, coupled with an extensive knowledge of the moving process workflow. Pulling from years of client trust and strict deadline adherence, The Quality Group is the only solution your business needs for its next move.

Will You Move My Small Office?

Your business is unique. It has carefully picked and appreciated employees, special equipment you’ve invested in for optimal performance, and extra items that show who you are as a business and express your personality. You’ve put a lot of effort into building your small business and now that it’s time to pick up and move elsewhere, you want someone who will show the same dedication to your relocation as you do to your customers.

That’s where the Quality Group comes in, because no matter how small your office is, they commit to your move 100 percent.

A Quality Move

The Quality Group dedicates itself to providing a superior relocation experience every time no matter the size of the move. That means it follows the same procedure for every move and dedicates all their resources to you when the move day comes. Your small business gets the same dedicated teams as other businesses including the origin team, the destination team, and the driving team.

We help small businesses move with little down time.Quick Turn Around

We know your small business can’t be out of operation for long because of the time sensitive work you do. We offer a quick turnaround so you are up and running again without noticeable downtime. With our three dedicated teams that are each assigned their own station, each move is executed efficiently. The Quality Group ensures that you’ll never be left waiting for the movers to arrive.

Specialty Focused

We understand that as a small business you may have specific limitations or special equipment that needs extra care during a move. With our commitment to you, we will find a solution for every concern by fulfilling special requests and committing 100 percent of our attention and resources to your small business. We have experience moving all kinds of equipment, from hospital technology to regular computers and can meet the required care your equipment needs. We also have worked within varied timelines and can work out one for your specific needs.

No Cost SurprisesThe Quality Group gives small businesses upfront quotes so there are no surprises.

Sometimes as a small business you have to be price conscious, and The Quality Group understands that, which is why we operate on a not-to-exceed pricing basis. That means you’ll never be surprised by hidden or unexpected fees. The cost of your move will never exceed your quote so you can be confident that your move is affordable.

As a small business that provides unique services in a personal manner, you deserve the full attention of a moving company when you are ready to relocate. Experience that dedication with The Quality Group today, and let us help you move to your new office.

The Last Day in Your Old Office After Moving

The movers have come and packed all the office equipment up, moved it to the new location and arranged it all in the new building. All your employees are hard at work in the new place and you are eager to be in the new building hard at work as well. The problem is you still need to finish up a few more things at the old place before you can be officially moved into your new office.

To cut ties with your old office building forever, there are a few requirements you’ll need to complete.

Clean

Clean your office when moving will prevent extra chargesWhether you are renting or selling your old office building, cleaning after you move is a must. This means, vacuuming, wiping down the walls, cleaning the restrooms and fixing any damage. Cleaning up will prevent the landlord from having to charge you to purchase the services after you leave. Or if you own the building, it will prevent the new owners from reducing the buying price due to the condition of the office. You can opt to clean the office yourself or hire a professional cleaning service that will clean for you. With proper planning, The Quality Group can offer this service to you as part of their moving services.

Stop Utilities

Another step to complete before you are officially done with the old office is to stop all utilities flowing to that building. Sometimes this will mean talking to your landlord to make sure you are no longer being billed for the utilities, and other times it means contacting your utility provider and switching it to the new location. In either case, you need to make sure you won’t be paying for utilities you aren’t using.

Turn in Your Key

Turn your key in after you move everything out of your officeAfter you clean everything and make sure you aren’t paying for utilities for the old office, you’ll need to turn in your key. Holding on to the old office key after you move will benefit no one, so when all tasks are complete, turn it over to the landlord or new owners. This will help you avoid further rent charges or allow the new owners to start moving into their new office.

Moving is a big process, but you need to make sure everything is taken care of, and that includes your old office building. Making sure it is ready for the next tenants is important in avoiding further complications. After everything is complete however, you’ll be ready to enjoy your new office worry free.

Keeping Your Business Going During a Move

Moving is a hectic and stressful time for your business. On top of everything being shifted, packed and moved, you have to keep your clients happy and operations running. It can be hard to keep everything going normally when such a big disrupter is in your midst. It is possible however, to keep your business functioning during a move with some due diligence and some helpful tips.

Plan

Planning is the most important thing for your move. Research on what you’ll need to do leading up to the move, during the move, and right after the move to get settled is a must. While planning won’t cover everything, it will help things run a lot smoother. Start planning as early as possible so you and your employees can organize the work that needs doing with the move in mind. Stay on track and try to get as much work done as you can before the move so you have less to worry about.

Assign Responsibilities and Communicate

Moving is a hectic time so it’s a good idea to assign defined responsibilities to each employee so everything is covered. Assigning who does what will ensure the tasks that aren’t a part of the everyday schedule get done. With the chaos of a move, it’s also important to keep in touch and communicate more frequently. Moving is a stressful situation so having regular meetings will help ease concerns and keep everyone in the know so they can make informed decisions.

Schedule for the Weekend or Slow Days

There is no avoiding a little bit of disruption in the workflow during a move, but you can minimize it by moving in your off season. Also, try to move either on the weekend or on a typically slow day. Moving during a time when you’re not busy will prevent your employees from having to disrupt a big project. It will also keep their stress level down and lessen the impact for clients.

Hire Professional Movers

Professional movers will reduce your stress by making sure everything is moved correctlyThe best thing to keep your business moving as it should during relocation, is to hire a professional moving company. Hiring a moving company will allow your employees to focus on what is most important: their work. Professional movers will take the stress of moving off of you and your employees and move everything for you. If you hire a moving company like The Quality Group, then they’ll set up everything in your new office as well, so you can jump right back into work. Professional movers will take the stress of moving off of your business so you can focus on just your business.

Maintaining your workflow during a move can be a challenge but it’s definitely not impossible. Remember to plan, communicate and schedule for slow times when moving and to make it a seamless transition, call The Quality Group. We’d love to help you move with no noticeable down time.

Should I Hire a Moving Company or Move Myself?

In this increasing do-it-yourself world, moving your office someplace new by yourself might seem like the perfect solution. You’ll save money, make sure everything is packed the way you want it to be, and stick to the schedule you’ve planned, right?  Think again.  There are many things that can go wrong during a move and you’re probably not equipped to handle some of those things the way professional movers are.

Hiring a professional moving company can prevent many headaches and strains, not to mention stress.

 

Cost and Time Organization

Professional movers organize your costsMoving by yourself doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll save time or money. It just means the costs will be spread out through different pieces of the process and that you have to schedule everything yourself. You’ll have to keep track of all those different pieces to ensure a smooth move. Scheduling and paying for the daily use of the moving van, moving within a set time frame and paying for the gas to do it, securing the packing supplies on time, paying for the insurance and managing any unexpected surprises can be overwhelming. A moving company will wrap all your costs together with a custom quote and simplify your list of things to worry about with a comprehensive schedule.  

 

Heavy Lifting

Professional movers have know how to pack everything securely Making the decision to move by yourself also means you’re making the decision to pack and load everything up as well.  Getting the right equipment and enough people to help you move can be a hassle in and of itself. Moving all your computer equipment safely and maneuvering all your furniture without damaging your walls can be nearly impossible by yourself. A professional moving company has done this thousands of times though, the experienced movers know exactly how to turn your desk to fit it through doorways, and on the first try too.  All computers will be packed securely as well, so you won’t have to worry about remembering which way the screen should face to avoid breaking it.

 

Security   

Professional movers are prepared for emergencies Do you have a plan in case there is an emergency during your move, for instance are you prepared if you drop your equipment and it breaks or the moving truck breaks down during the move? Things happen on moves that you weren’t planning for and if you don’t know how to handle the problem then your whole schedule might be altered and your business operations stopped. Professional movers however, are insured for your equipment and have extra trucks in case the first one does break down. A moving company takes into account all manner of possible incidents and plans for the worst so you can have peace of mind knowing that your office equipment will arrive in tact and on time.

 

A professional moving company can make your move smooth and seamless and relieve you of a lot of undue stress. When searching for moving companies, consider The Quality Group’s specialized team. As a full-service moving company, they will have you set up and in your new office with no down time at all, plus you won’t have to worry about anything but your business.