Before you engage everyone you know that has a pickup truck, stop. Consider what local movers can do that your friends, family, and employees cannot. For one, nobody will probably pack your office stuff quite like a local mover will. It will all be packed up carefully and loaded on a truck quickly without harming a thing. Secondly, everything you want to move from your first business location to the next business location can all go on the same truck, instead of several pickup trucks that may get lost or jostled or wet along the way. Here are a few other ways local movers can help you transition some or all of your business to another location.
If You Are Expanding, Decide What Items Stay in the First Location
Movers are great at moving exactly what you want them to move and nothing more. If you have already divvied up the furniture and supplies at one location, and you know exactly what is going to the second location, either label it, or point it out to the movers when they come to help. They will grab everything you have labeled for your second office, and leave behind anything you want to keep at the first office. If nothing is labeled, you will spend moving day pointing to stuff and telling them what to move, but they generally are okay with that as well.
If You Are Relocating the Entire Office, Tell the Movers to Bring the Big Truck
If your game plan is relocate your entire business and office to a new location, you may need a bigger truck. Inform the movers you hire of everything you are going to move and take to the new location. Ask for the biggest truck for local moves you can get; you might just need it.
No Time to Pack?
Running a business does not leave you much time for anything else. Understandably, if you have had no time to pack up your business/office, the movers can do it for you. If you also need them to disassemble furniture and don't have a maintenance employee to do that, request that service in advance so that the movers can bring the right tools to help. They will supply tons of boxes too, but at a cost to you. The good news is that you can keep those boxes for your new office, or recycle them as you choose.