Moving is a stressful time for everyone. It can be challenging to try and juggle moving and work, but moving doesn't have to be as challenging as it seems. With the proper preparation, you can ensure your employees are prepared for their move and help make the day go smoother. Here we'll discuss how our commercial moving service helps employers navigate the moving process.
Step One is to Categorize Belongings
There are three simple categories that will help everyone get organized:
- what needs to go into storage
- what items need to go on trucks
- and what can be discarded or recycled
A moving company that is fluent in office moves will provide a system to organize all three. When we do office moves, we give each employee a plastic bin to place personal items to be moved, identify an area in the office to place items to be stored–and finally, place large bins around the office to collect trash and recycling.
In addition, we advise sending out a company-wide email informing employees of the move. This email should include information such as: when the move is taking place, what to expect on moving day, and what their responsibilities are. This will help employees be better prepared for their move and know exactly what is expected of them.
Finally, we recommend holding a moving meeting with all employees who are moving to explain the process and answer any questions they may have. We are happy to facilitate this meeting in person or online, and allow employees to ask any questions they may have about the move. It’s a good time for employees to meet the moving company and get familiar with their procedures.
Next, Prep Employees and Manage Expectations
For the safety of all parties involved in the move, we do not recommend having your employees present while movers are in process. You can have company leadership or people managing the process, but movers can be more efficient with the most space to work.
Moving can be stressful, and it’s good to manage expectations. One of the ways to do this is with a moving timeline, so everyone knows what is happening and when. This moving timeline can be distributed to employees ahead of time. Having a moving timeline can help keep everyone organized and calm.
We hope this guide has been helpful and that your employees are now better prepared for their upcoming move. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help!
After the Move
We will follow up with the organizers of the move to gather feedback on the experience. We always want to learn and improve. We can even continue to help. We are a licensed contractor and all of our movers are handypeople who can work to help customize and optimize workspaces. From hanging art to building out office spaces, we can be your go-to resource for settling in.
How To Choose A Commercial Moving Service
When moving your business or employees, choosing a commercial moving service that can handle the job is important. Here are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision:
Proven Track Record & References
A good moving company will have years of experience moving businesses and will know how to handle everything from start to finish.
From SMBs to Enterprises
A moving company should have experience moving businesses of all sizes, from small to large.
Make sure the moving company you choose offers a wide range of services, from packing and unpacking to furniture assembly and disassembly.
Your belongings are important, so make sure your moving company has insurance in case anything gets damaged during moving day.
Ensure the commercial moving company you choose is well organized and puts a focus on communication and overall customer satisfaction from initial communication through the completion of the move.
By following these tips, you can help make your office move go as smoothly as possible. If you're looking for a moving company in NYC that puts your employees first, then look no further than Alluel. We specialize in helping employers navigate the moving process with their employees in mind, so they can leave knowing everything has been taken care of.
To learn more about how our commercial moving service can help you, please don't hesitate to contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you soon and being your go-to resource for all things moving-related.