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Cost-Saving Tips for Your Next Office Move

Posted by High Energy Transport on 6 March 2024
Cost-Saving Tips for Your Next Office Move

You’ve finally come to terms with the idea: you need new office facilities. Maybe your business has expanded and you need more space; or maybe you can save on leasing costs by moving into a smaller space.

Whatever the reason, moving your business is no easy task, and costs can quickly escalate if you don’t plan ahead and get your employees involved.

Let’s look at ways you can save money for your next office move. Hint: it’s not always what you think...


Start Planning Early

The best way to mitigate office moving costs is to plan well ahead of time. The sooner you start, the more options you have - from choosing movers to purchasing supplies. Early planning helps you minimize last-minute expenses, often incurred due to rushed decisions or emergency situations.

Create a detailed moving plan, including a timeline and a checklist of tasks. This proactive approach not only saves money but also reduces stress and potential disruption to your business operations. If you share that plans with employees, you’ll also get better cooperation and it will help make the move a bit smoother.

Pro Tip: Professional commercial movers can create a detailed moving plan with you, saving you time and internal costs, not to mention reducing your stress significantly.


Choosing the Right Moving Company

While it might be tempting to consider a DIY move for smaller offices - that should save costs, right? - partnering with a professional office moving company normally proves more cost-efficient in the long run. Professional movers have the experience, equipment, and manpower to execute your move efficiently. They are skilled in handling office equipment, ensuring your valuable assets are transported safely, thereby reducing the risk of damage.

Pro Tip: Obtain competitive quotes from several companies and evaluate their services, keeping in mind that the cheapest option isn’t always the best. Look for a balance between cost-effectiveness and the quality of services offered.


Declutter Before the Move

One of the easiest ways to cut moving costs is by decluttering your current office space. Get rid of files, furniture, supplies and equipment you no longer need or use. Donate items that are no longer needed but that could still be used by someone else. Not only does this make your move lighter and cheaper, but it also gives you a clean slate for organizing your new office.

Pro Tip: Consider Commercial Movers that offer junk removal services to simplify your planning and moving experience.


Packing Smart

While a DIY packing job may appear to save you money in the short term, are you really sure that every employee will take the necessary care for fragile items like computers and monitors? Can your employees be packed and ready on time if left to their own device?

Pro Tip: Professional commercial movers can provide boxes and bins to help employees with packing items that are not delicate or fragile, and offer packing services that minimize the risk of damage to business-critical components such as computers, servers, printers and monitors.


Insurance and Liability

Understanding your insurance options is crucial for an office move. While DIY moves may seem cheaper, they often lack comprehensive insurance coverage. Are you covered during packing, transit, unpacking and at the new location? You could end up paying a lot more in case of damage or loss if you’re not properly insured.

Pro Tip: Professional movers are fully insured. This can potentially save you from significant financial loss.


Get Employees Involved

Involving your employees in the moving process can be a great way to get employee buy-in and save costs. You can set up a volunteer moving team within the company to handle non-sensitive items.

Pro Tip: For heavy or expensive equipment, it's safer and more efficient to rely on professional commercial movers. This not only ensures the safety of your assets but also prevents workplace injuries.


Professional Commercial Movers vs. DIY: The Cost-Benefit Analysis

While DIY solutions may seem less expensive at first glance, they come with hidden costs and risks. The lack of expertise in handling office equipment, potential for damage, and the time and effort involved often outweigh the apparent savings and can add significant delays. Professional commercial movers on the other hand, bring efficiency, reliability, and peace of mind. They handle logistics, packing, transportation and setup, allowing you to focus on running your business. The cost of hiring a professional moving company is an investment in the safety and continuity of your business operations.


What to do if you’re thinking about an office move?

An office move doesn’t have to break the bank. By planning early, decluttering, packing smart, understanding insurance options, utilizing employee help, timing your move right, and most importantly, choosing the right moving company, you can save costs without compromising on the efficiency and safety of your move.

Remember, the goal is not just to save money but to ensure a smooth transition to your new office space with minimal disruption to your business. A professional commercial moving company offers that reliability and expertise, making it a wise choice for any business on the move.


Why Consider High Energy Transport for Your Next Office Move?

Here are the top 5 reasons:

1.      We've Never Missed a Deadline

With a proven track record over many years, you can trust us to deliver on time, every time. Your business's continuity is our top concern, and we take it very seriously.

2.    Your Very Own Dedicated Project Manager

Every commercial moving client gets a dedicated project manager that works tirelessly to understand your unique needs and oversee every aspect of your move, ensuring nothing is overlooked. This single point of contact is the bridge between your organization and ours throughout the whole process from start to finish.

3.    Full Range of Commercial Moving Services

Our expertise covers the full spectrum of commercial moving, including decommissioning and installation, disposing of old items, moving heavy machinery and IT network reconfiguration. Our team is equipped to handle every facet of the process. Your business operations remain your priority while we manage the logistics seamlessly.

4.   Competitive Rates

We believe that quality commercial moving should be accessible to all, and our pricing model reflects this core belief. That's why we offer not just competitive rates but a price point that ensures top-notch service without compromise.

5.    Years of Experience

We have a rich history of successfully managing moves, from multiple towers to single offices, across a diverse range of industries. Experience matters, especially when it comes to large corporate moves. Our seasoned team has encountered and conquered every challenge, making us the trusted partner for your corporate relocation needs.


We treat and value every single customer as if they were our very first client.

Get started on your commercial moving journey today: please contact us for a quote.

High Energy TransportAuthor:High Energy Transport
About: At High Energy Transport Inc. we treat and value every single customer as if they were our very first client. With over 40 years of experience within the transportation industry you can rest assured that High Energy Transport Inc. will provide you with exceptional service. Always. Whether you are looking for final mile delivery services, storage and warehousing, white glove services, or commercial moving and installation services, you have come to the right place. What separates us from others is how we communicate with our customers transparently and proactively to best serve you. We train and communicate with our team members with the same transparency. Let us handle your delivery, storage and commercial moving needs; contact us today!
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