Office Moving in Atlanta: Expectations vs. Reality

Office MovingIf you're planning to move your offices to a different location in Atlanta in the near future, have you pondered the reality of what it's going to entail? Some people who have never moved in the past (or at least for a long time) may not relalize how much becomes involved. Sometimes expectations do not match reality when it comes to time and costs.

So, which realities could you really face during an office move in Atlanta? Let us look at what you probably expect and what you will really experience.

Expectation: You Can Move in a Short Amount of Time

Just because you have a rather small company, you may think you can organize an office moving lineup within a 4 or 5 days. In reality, you're going to need at least two months to coordinate your office move. With lots of different tasks to think about and execute, you will end up being overwhelmed if you wait up to a few days before moving day.

Start considering what you'll have to plan, and keep up your agenda to the day of your move. Plans often change between when you make your check list eight weeks earlier to the day before the move happens.

Expectation: Hiring a Cheap Moving Company

The old adage you get what you pay for is more times than not more than true. Your expectation is perhaps one where you think you can contract a cheap mover and still get superb service. The reality is, this isn't always the case.

Some moving companies like this don't have well-trained crews, meaning likely furniture damage. You are going to want to vet the best moving companies to assure you are getting top notch service.

Referrals are good to read, though you can find easily online. 

Expectation: Not Needing a Place to Store Stuff

Perhaps you think you can move every item at once. In a lot of cases cases, it may involve going back and forth several times.

When you have more items that require moving, storage could become necessary. A moving company should offer you offsite storage for anything requiring storing before the move is completed. This might mean files you need to keep separate from your office equipment.

Moving all your files along with your furniture might mean your business data is breeched in all the disarray. Don't automatically assume the little items are going to stay completely organized during an office move in Atlanta without additional precautions.

Expectation: You Can Move Your IT Equipment on Your Own

A lot of companies attempt to save some dough by moving all their IT equipment by themselves. Doing so is not very feasible when it involves heavier items. Not only can moving bulky items without help cause injury if you don't understand how to lift properly, but it could also bring about damage to expensive equipment you count on. You should consider hiring a professional mover to move 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 reasonable cost.  Click here to get started on a quote today!