On average, an office move could cost anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 per employee if each one has their own office space and equipment. Of course, these are just averages and you may be able to find much cheaper office moving services. However, you must make sure that you purchase moving services from a reliable source before hiring the least expensive of all your options. It could be a scam or an unreliable mover with very little credentials.
Perhaps one the most important benefits of hiring a mover for your office relocation are the extra protection that’s offered through them. By state law, moving companies are required to carry the minimum set insurance coverage. Although the minimal insurance requirements might not cover the entire value of your office possessions, you can always ask to purchase additional insurance protection.
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Preparing for the Office Move
In most cases, it is best to purchase full moving services for your office relocation. This means that the professionals will handle everything from packing away the office, disassembling furniture and machinery, loading and unloading, transporting and delivering. Once they arrive at the delivery address, they’ll put all items in the spaces designated to them and even help set the office back up.
If you have decided to pack away the office with the help of your employees, get started weeks in advance. All electronics and machinery found in an office will need to be disassembled and wrapped properly. This also goes for furniture. All other office items must be properly packaged for their transport. Office moving is especially difficult due to the fragile design of the equipment, machines and tools often used within this type of environment. It is truly beneficial to let professionals handle this part of the relocation process.
Use small boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for lighter items when you pack. Make sure the space in each box is filled with packaging paper, linens or even newspaper or bubble wrap. All glass and breakables should also be wrapped securely before placed within the box. Any boxes containing these items should also be labeled as fragile.