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Office Moving


Office moving is quite different than your basic household goods move. Office moving requires a specific type of moving company that applies specific techniques. Most household goods movers will service an office move, but one who can professionally perform one is a bit more rare.

For a successful office move, both the customer and mover have to correspond with each other at all times.


How The Customer Should Prepare

  1. Organization is essential when conducting an office move. Most medium to large office moves will require an on-site estimate from the moving company. Be aware of how thorough the estimator is when walking through. The more the better.

  2. Find a moving company that rents moving boxes instead of selling them. With multiple people in an office, it is expected that a large amount of boxes will be needed.

  3. Provide the movers with a floor plan of both the origin office and destination office. Include people’s names and cubicle locations (for large offices moves, belongings are coded by room number) so the movers know exactly where everything goes. A professional office mover should ask for this.

  4. Have a meeting with your employees regarding the move to make sure everyone is on the same page. Usually, employees will box up their own items and label them for the move.

What Movers Should Provide

Aside from being fully licensed and insured according to their state regulatory agencies, movers should be extremely experienced in office moves. The main difference between office moves and household moves are the items being moved. Office moves are mostly comprised of computers / electronics, desks, chairs, file cabinets, partitions and boxes.

Experienced office movers rarely carry items. Most items are placed onto 4 wheel dollies or special office carts and moved in this manner.

ABC Moving Systems in Los Angeles, CA is a great example of expert office movers in Los Angeles. Companies that specialize in office moves are the ones to hire when relocating your business. Make sure that when enlisting in office movers what techniques they use to move the office. A company that gives specifics to this question is usually the one to go with.

About The Author:

mike scott Mike Scott has been in the moving industry for over 30 years. He started out as a mover with Bekins Van Lines, moving furniture across country. He now owns a local moving company in the Los Angeles, CA area that has been in business for over 15 years. More about .