Moving offices is different than moving households. When you move your personal belongings, you can be fairly flexible because your income doesn’t depend on how quickly you get your boxes unpacked. With your office, however, every day you find yourself in moving limbo is a day that you’re not being optimally productive.
If you’re looking to move your NYC office, you’re going to need the help of professionals with experience, resources, and the proper equipment to get the job done. Commercial relocation requires detailed planning and impeccable communication, and your challenge is to find the NYC office movers who can take care of your office move with courtesy and professionalism.
Office moves are always fun!
Here’s what to look for in office movers for your business:
There are lots of people involved in a commercial move, so communications are extremely important. You’ll have many people within your own business who need to be kept up-to-date on details about your move. Additionally, there will be property managers on both ends of your move, building staff, doormen, transportation authorities, moving truck drivers, packers, and more.
A moving company with systems already in place to handle communications will help your move to go much more smoothly. You’ll avoid frustration when everyone knows what’s going on and feels included and accommodated.
Customized Packing Solutions
Many of the items in your office can be packed in standard moving boxes, either by your employees or by professional packers. These items include standard furniture, manuals, files, and records. But many offices have specialized equipment that will require extra care. If you have sensitive electronic equipment, expensive servers, or unusual tools, you may need customized packing crates.
It’s possible to find outside sources that will create these custom packing solutions for you, but if the company that is handling the rest of your move can also take care of our unusual packing crates, everything will be much simpler.
Short- and Long-Term Storage
It’s not uncommon for companies to need temporary storage during office moves. This can come up when renovations have to be done in the new office space or when the facilities aren’t quite ready when the old lease ends.
Whatever the reason, it’s helpful to work with an office moving company that offers storage as part of their standard services. When you don’t have to work with an outside storage company, scheduling and access are much simpler and easier.
Experience and Customer Service
As you evaluate NYC moving companies to help you with your office move, ask about experience and customer service. As mentioned previously, it’s important to keep the impact of the move on your business to a minimum, and one of the best ways to do that is to hire a moving company that is experienced and treats you and your employees in a respectful, professional manner.
One of the best ways to find out about experience and customer service is to read testimonials and find out about the companies’ BBB ratings. The Better Business Bureau tracks complaints about different aspects of local businesses and then rates the businesses on a scale of A+ to F. Working with an A+ office moving company will be a pleasant experience, and that’s what you should provide for your employees–and for yourself.
Here at U.Santini, we like to put our 80+ years of experience to work for your fellow NYC businesses. We have the contacts and communications systems in place to keep everyone in the loop during your office move, and we have the experience and commitment to high-quality customer service to keep your move low-key and professional. With our own storage facilities and professional packing services, your office items are in good hands during your move so you can get back to business as soon as possible.
For more information about office relocation, or for any other moving questions or concerns, contact us at U.Santini. We’ve been successfully moving New Yorkers and their businesses for more than 80 years. 718-768-6778. Ask for Dan.