Moving into Tampa, Florida? Check out our business moving advice. For many of you reading this it is a good time in your life. Your business grew and now you need a bigger office. Some of you are also moving to a smaller, more affordable location. In either case your moving needs are similar. Here is some advice to help you with this big change.
#10 Move the Furniture First
Furniture makes up the bulk of the items you have to move. Due to this it tells you where everything else needs to go. In a sense it helps you plan where to put everything else.
#9 Measure your Buildings
If you are moving into a large building this won’t matter. If the shape or size changes then measurements are in order. It is a real problem to find out a large copier no longer fits.
#8 Donate Extra Equipment
Donation is good for your move and great for the environment. It can also give your business some bonus marketing. Make sure that your promotional team takes some photos of the donation. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.
#7 Take Inventory of Valuable Items and Supplies
Theft is something that happens in many offices. During a move it is even more likely to happen. Many of the items that people write off as “lost” were actually stolen. Keeping a list of your most important items helps with this.
#6 Hire a Mover for Large Equipment
This is also good advice if you have a lot of items to move. In either case always hire a mover for big jobs. They have specialized teams and equipment to finish the job.
#5 Update your Sites
An old site with outdated information looks terrible. It’s also a sure way to move potential customers away. Before the move starts make sure at least one team member is on top of this. Otherwise your move could cost you much more than a few fees.
#4 Tax Deduction- Moving Expenses
The United States Government encourages deductions like these. Keep detailed receipts from movers. Packing and fuel expenses also fall into this category. You can save a large amount on your taxes through this method.
#3 Secure Fragile Items
Your business has a few decorative items like this. The same goes for valuable computer equipment. Secure packaging in durable containers is important. It can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
#2 Stay Insured
Moving insurance is essential. Make sure you hire an insured team. You can also buy personal insurance. We do not recommend it but if you have a lot of money to burn it’s something you can do. In either case keep all your papers and payments in order.
#1 Learn What Your Team Needs
If you have a thriving business this is something you already have. Go around to team members and ask about their priorities. What items matter the most? Are there files that they need for current projects? Do they have any backups? In this way you show them that you care and protect yourself against losses.
We hope that your move goes great, no matter how you do it. If you want to do it the easy way get in touch with us.