Preparing for a commercial move will take some consideration, thought, and attention. Fortunately, there are shortcuts you can take to make the process less stressful. When you work with knowledgeable commercial business movers in NYC, for example, your experience transitioning your office into a new space can resolve more quickly than you initially expected.

What other steps can you take to effectively plan a commercial move, though? Let’s break down some of our top moving tips so your upcoming move can be as straightforward as possible.

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Start Planning For Your Move Early

It’s never too early to plan for an upcoming move. The more time you have to think about your commercial transition, the more prepared you can be when the day comes to move out of your old space. While it varies, it’s generally best to start thinking about the services you need to move at least six months before you head for your new office.

More specifically, planning for a commercial move early allows you to hire the team you need to see that move through. Commercial movers are in high demand throughout NYC and may be booked if you try to schedule their services too close to your move-in date. 

The sooner you can get your move on their books, the less time you’ll have to spend scrambling to find quality assistance.

Create a List of Your Inventory

You likely have far more equipment in your office than you think you do. That’s why it’s important to start creating a list of the inventory you want to transition into a new space. The sooner you know what you need to move to a new outlet, the more informed you can be when requesting assistance from professional commercial movers.

FlatRate Moving has a system that specifically allows our team to keep track of your inventory while it’s on the move. Not only do we reference your own list of inventory, but we color-code the materials you’re moving. This process allows us to keep similar items together. In turn, unpacking your belongings and reassembling them at your new location is easier.

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Keep an Eye on Your Move-in and Move-out Dates

There’s a chance you may have to move out of an old commercial location long before you can move into your new one. This isn’t a problem. It does, however, mean you may have to invest in short-term storage. FlatRate Moving offers overnight storage to commercial clients, making it easy to protect sensitive equipment in the gap between move-in and move-out dates.

If you need professionals to hold onto your equipment for longer, you can set up a storage contract well in advance of your move-out date. Our team specifically can ensure your equipment is kept in climate-controlled, well-secured storage centers up until you’re ready to move into a new location.

Let Investors Know About Your Upcoming Move

No matter how large or small your business is, you likely have shareholders who need to be kept in the loop regarding your move. As you’re hammering out the details of a commercial relocation, make sure to include your shareholders on important emails. Alternatively, send out custom alerts as the plan for your move comes together.

Communicating with your shareholders throughout your move may make it easier for you to further keep your customer base abreast of the changes in your business. In turn, you may retain more of your regulars as you move into a new location.

Commercial Moves Are Easier With Professionals On Your Side

If you have a commercial move coming up, you need a team of experienced movers to help you get from Point A to Point B. This is where FlatRate Moving’s experience sets it apart from the rest. You can work with our project managers to draft a custom moving day plan for your business. Our team can work with your schedule to make your move as seamless as possible.

Learn more about the services we make available to commercial businesses by contacting us online or calling us at (866) 739-7648. During an initial conversation with our team, you can request a free quote detailing the price of the services you need to move into your new location.