Why Hire a Removals Company for Your Office Move?
Relocating to a brand new premises is an exciting prospect. Just think, you'll be able to utilise the extra floor space to undertake more ambitious projects and your business now has the opportunity to become even more competitive in its market.
If you've decided to move offices, you'll need to overcome the logistical challenge of moving any furniture and equipment over to the new location. Some business owners attempt to facilitate the move themselves, or enlist the help of their workforce as opposed to hiring a professional removals company. While this may initially appear to be the cheaper option, there are a few things to consider before going down this route:
Firstly, by taking the DIY approach, you'll need to clear an afternoon or perhaps even a full day in the company calendar, which will take members of your team away from their regular duties.
Risk of Injury and Property Damage
What's more, if your staff are not trained to lift furniture and equipment correctly, there is also an increased risk of injury and equipment may be damaged if not handled correctly.
Multiple Trips Back and Forth
Finally, if you don't have a commercial removals vehicle available and are having to make do with just a few cars or white vans, it may be necessary to make several trips to and from the premises before the job is done, which can add hours to the timescale!
With all these factors considered, it's easy to see why in most cases, hiring an office removals specialist is the most time and cost-effective option. But, what other benefits can professional removals companies offer? Here are just a few:
Inventory of Your Property
Reputable removals companies can take inventory of all the items you want to transfer to your new property prior to packing and loading. This will ensure that everything is accounted for and nothing important is left behind.
Packing and Securing
On the day of your move, your chosen removals team will arrive with the appropriate vehicles before packing and securing your furniture and equipment. The leading removals companies train their staff in the handling of delicate and fragile goods such as pianos, art, glass and chinaware and will take additional steps to ensure these precious items are kept safe during transit.
Professional removals companies are fully covered by insurance, so you can rest assured in the unlikely event an item in your inventory is damaged, you won't be out of pocket. On the other hand, if items are inadvertently damaged whilst being moved by a member of your own team, you'll be faced with an unexpected repair or replacement bill!
You may need to arrange short-term storage for your items between moves, if the lease has run out on your old property or you're waiting for the previous occupant to leave the new one. Many removals companies can offer secure, low-cost storage for your items on a temporary or even longer-term basis. This will ensure that your valuable furniture and equipment is kept safe whilst the final arrangements for your move are being made.
Quick and Hassle-free
Finally, removals specialists facilitate office moves all day, every day. This enables them to work quickly, safely and efficiently, whilst being well prepared to deal with every eventuality. What may seem to you like a daunting task is routine work for these experts.
On the day of your move, each and every aspect of the work to be done will be meticulously planned. This will help ensure everything is taken care of, with minimal disruption to your business.
We hope you found our article helpful and wish you the very best of luck with your office move - and the next chapter in your company's success story!
If you are based in Lancashire or Cumbria, please consider Clark & Sons Removals and Storage. We are a family-run business with over 100 years' experience in home and commercial removals.