If you are planning to move your offices to a alternate location in Little Rock in the near future, have you pondered the reality of what it's going to entail? Many people who have not moved in the past (or at least for a long time) may not think about how much becomes involved. Sometimes expectations clash with reality when it comes to time and costs.
So, which realities do you actually face during an office move in Little Rock? Let's look at what you probably expect and what you'll probably experience.
Expectation: You Can Move in a Short Amount of Time
Just because you have a fairly small company, you may think you can organize an office moving plan within a 4 or 5 days. In actuality, you are going to need at least two months to coordinate your office move. With lots of different tasks to plan and carry out, you will end up being overwhelmed if you procrastinate up to a few days prior to moving day.
Commence pondering about what you will have to plan, and keep up your agenda to the day of your move. Things usually change between when you start your check list two months earlier to the morning before the relocation occurs.
Expectation: Hiring a Cheap Moving Company
The old saying you get what you pay for is most of the time more than true. Your expectation is perhaps one where you believe you can contract a cheap moving company and still get outstanding service. The reality is, this isn't usually how it is.
Some moving companies like this don't have well-trained employees, meaning likely furniture damage. You're going to want to vet the best moving companies to ensure you are getting quality service.
Referrals are good to read, though you can research without difficulty online.
Expectation: Not Needing Storage
Maybe you think you can move every item at once. In a lot of cases cases, it will take multiple trips.
When you have more items that require moving, storage is going to become a necessity. A mover should offer you offsite storage for anything requiring storing before the move is completed. This may involve files you need to keep separate from your office equipment.
Moving all your files at the same time as your furniture could mean your business data becoming lost in all the disarray. Don't automatically assume the small items are going to stay completely intact during an office move in Little Rock without additional precautions.
Expectation: You Can Move Your IT Equipment on Your Own
Lots of companies try to save money by relocating all their IT equipment alone. Doing so isn't very reasonable when it includes heavier items. Not only can moving bulky items alone cause injury if you do not understand how to lift properly, but it could also bring about damage to expensive equipment you can’t function without. You should consider hiring a professional mover to move your IT gear, including setup. The same goes for other big work equipment requiring expert lifting and packing.
Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we can provide any of the above services in Little Rock, as well as office moving expertise at a reasonable price. Click here to get started on a quote today!