Should I DIY My Office Move?

Office MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

In a word, no. In several words, we will count the ways.

Moving to a new company space in Little Rock is a fantastic thing--it suggests your enterprise is flourishing and expanding. It's also a pain, because you have got to load everything up and move it to the new place. In tangible terms this suggests some downtime for the move prep, transport, and setting everything back up in the newer place. It also signifies more outlay of money at a time when you are already shelling out substantial funds for an office uplift, so you may be drawn to save a little bit of capital by packing and moving yourself.

Your Investment Is Worth Professional Packing

Do not attempt to DIY this particular one. Businesses today run on modern technology, and the components of that technology possess a sensitivity that belies their workhorse capabilities. The only feasible approach you could potentially pack up all your equipment is if you retained all the original packaging from all your purchases. And of course if you know how to repack in reverse. Be honest--you did not, and you would not know in the event that you had.

Ask your accountant the amount you have allocated to components and also equipment--that round number could be sufficient to persuade you that hiring professional movers in Little Rock is worth the price. If it's not, ask your insurance company if they will pay for any damages you incur when you drop your new laptop or 3D printer--they may probably cover losses, after the significant insurance deductible.

The Pros Understand

Professional office moving companies have the expertise, materials, and equipment to pack all of the fragile devices as well as not-so-delicate heavy furniture pieces. Since you did not keep hold of all the packaging and padding materials, you'll need more of them to pack and shield all your technology. Professional packers know which materials to make use of and have access to professional materials (things like contoured cardboard) that supply businesses do not typically keep in supply.

They also understand how to create cartons, crates, and cushioning to move the big stuff, such as massive copy machines, refrigerators, and file cabinets and load them in the moving van safely and securely.

Talking about trucks. There's an art in addition to a science to recognizing not merely how many you need, but what type. If you're moving large machines, you might need a truck with a lift gate and a team who understands how to lift and load without injuring themselves. Then there's the actual loading--packing the cargo space to ensure that not a thing shifts, tumbles, or breaks in the course of transport is a job of engineering best not left to amateurs.

Reduce Your Downtime

There'll be inevitable downtime. It is possible to ameliorate a little of that by moving through the weekend, but plan to be offline for at least a day or two. An office moving company in Little Rock will reduce your downtime further since you aren't going to be taking staff away from their daily duties or risking injury.

Both you and your team will be considerably less stressed if you flip the whole move over to a trusted professional office moving company and eliminate a great deal of unnecessary stress and time away from work. When the professional movers come in, they have a flow and a method that ensures not a single thing overlooked or left up to the last minute--the coffee mugs, hand sanitizers, and hidden candy stashes should get to the new spot unharmed. How can you tell this will occur? Because they're experts.

The logistics of a company move are usually complex and the whole thing can go off the rails in the event you overlook a detail. Locating a solid office moving company in Little Rock to manage your move, from assisting you to set up a timeline to plugging the coffee pot in, is vital to making certain you have a effortless move.

 

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