If you are planning to move your offices to a alternate location in Atlanta in the coming year, have you thought about the reality of what it's going to entail? Many people who have not moved previously (or at least for a long time) may forget about how much is involved. Sometimes expectations do not match reality when it comes to time and costs.
So, what kind of realities should you really encounter during an office move in Atlanta? Let's look at what you might 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 put together an office moving schedule within a a few days. In reality, you are going to need at least two months to orgainze your office move. With so many different items to ponder and do, you will end up being overwhelmed if you put off planning up to a week ahead of moving day.
Start pondering about what you will have to plan, and keep up your agenda to the day of your move. Plans often change between when you start your task list two months earlier to the morning before the relocation occurs.
Expectation: Hiring a Cheap Moving Company
The old notion you get what you pay for is most of the time more than true. Your expectation is perhaps one where you think you can contract a cheap mover and still get outstanding service. The reality is, this is not always the case.
Some moving companies like this don't have well-trained employees, meaning a high probability of furniture damage. You're going to need to select the best moving companies to assure you're getting the best service.
Referrals are the best bet, and you can research without difficulty online.
Expectation: Not Needing a Place to Store Stuff
Maybe you believe you can move every item at the same time. In most cases, it will involve multiple trips.
When you have additional belongings that require moving, storage could become necessary. A mover should offer you offsite storage for anything requiring storing before the move completes. This may mean files you need to keep separate from your office equipment.
Moving all your files with furniture may mean your business data is breeched in all the chaos. Don't automatically assume the little items are going to stay completely organized during an office move in Atlanta without some safeguards.
Expectation: You Can Relocate Your IT Equipment by Yourself
Lots of businesses try to save some dough by relocating all their IT equipment without help. Doing so isn't very practical when it involves bulkier items. Not only can moving bulky items without help cause injury if your employees don't understand how to lift properly, but it could also lead to damage to expensive equipment you need. Definitely hire a professional mover to deal with your IT equipment, including setup. The same goes for other bulky work equipment that requires expert lifting and packing.
Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we can provide any of the above services in Atlanta, as well as office moving expertise at a competitive price. Click here to get started on a quote today!