Should I DIY My Office Move?

Office MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

In short, no. In more words, we will count the ways.

Moving to a fresh business space in Austin is a wonderful thing--it signifies your company is thriving and growing. It is also a pain, considering that you've got to pack pretty much everything up and move it to the new location. In tangible terms this means some downtime for the move prep, transport, and setting everything back up in the new location. In addition, it suggests more expense at a time when you're already shelling out considerable funds for an office uplift, so you might be drawn to save a little bit of cash by packing and moving yourself.

Your Investment Is Really Worth Professional Packing

Do not attempt to DIY this particular one. Companies nowadays run using technology, and the components of that tech possess a sensitivity which contradicts their workhorse functionality. Really the only possible way you could potentially pack up all your equipment is if you set aside all the original packaging from all your purchases. AND if you're aware of how to repack in reverse. Be honest--you didn’t, and you probably would not know in case you had.

You can ask your accountant just how much you've spent on hardware and equipment--that round number should be ample to sway you that appointing professional movers in Austin is really worth the price. If it isn't, be sure to ask your insurance company if they will cover any damages you incur should you drop your new laptop computer or 3D printer--they'll likely cover losses, after a significant insurance deductible.

The Pros Understand

Professional office moving companies possess the expertise, materials, and equipment to pack all of your fragile hardware as well as not-so-delicate large furniture. Because you didn't keep all the boxes and padding supplies, you'll need more of them to pack and secure all your computers and technology. Professional packers recognize which components to make use of and have use of professional products (things such as contoured cardboard) that supply companies do not normally maintain in inventory.

Additionally, they understand how to create cartons, crates, and cushioning to move the large stuff, including gigantic copy machines, fridges, and file cabinets and load them in the trucks securely.

Speaking of trucks. There's an art in addition to a science to knowing not only how many you require, but what sort. If you are moving heavy components, you might need a truck with a lift gate as well as a team who understands the way to lift and load without hurting themselves. Plus there is the actual loading--packing the cargo area in order that nothing shifts, falls, or breaks in the course of transport is a task of engineering best not left to rookies.

Limit Your Downtime

You will have inevitable downtime. You'll be able to reduce a bit of that through moving across the weekend, however plan to be offline for about a few days. An office moving company in Austin should limit your downtime further because you will not be taking staff away from their daily tasks or risking injury.

You and your employees will be a lot less distressed if you flip the whole move over to a respected professional office moving company and remove lots of unnecessary anxiety and time away from work. When the professional movers arrive, they have a flow and a system that ensures nothing is overlooked or left until the final minute--the coffee mugs, hand sanitizers, and also hidden candy stashes will get to the new place safe and sound. How can you know this will happen? Because they are pros.

The logistics of a company move are usually complex and the whole thing can go off the rails should you miss a detail. Finding a first-rate office moving company in Austin to handle your move, from assisting you to create a schedule to plugging the coffee pot in, is paramount to ensuring it's a smooth move.


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