Office Moving in Dallas: Expectations vs. Reality

Office MovingIf you are planning to move your offices to a alternate place in Dallas in the coming year, have you pondered the reality of what it is going to entail? Many people who have not moved before (or at least for a long time) may forget about how much is involved. Sometimes expectations do not match reality when it comes to time and costs.

So, which realities should you actually come across during an office move in Dallas? Let's ponder at what you probably expect and what you will actually experience.

Expectation: You Can Move in a Short Amount of Time

Just because you have a fairly small company, you may believe you can put together an office moving lineup within a 4 or 5 days. In actuality, you are going to require at least two months to coordinate your office move. With lots of different things to think about and execute, you'll end up being overwhelmed if you wait up to a week prior to moving day.

Begin pondering about what you will have to plan, and keep up your schedule to the day of your move. Things frequently change between when you begin your task list eight weeks earlier to the day before the relocation happens.

Expectation: Hiring a Cheap Mover

The old notion you get what you pay for is usually more than true. Your expectation is maybe one where you believe you can contract a cheap moving company and still get great service. The reality is, this is not always how it is.

Some movers like this don't have well-trained employees, meaning a high probability of furniture damage. You're going to want to select the best moving companies to ensure you are getting quality service.

Referrals are the best bet, though you can research easily online. 

Expectation: Not Needing Storage

Perhaps you believe you can move every item at the same time. In most cases, it could involve more than one moving trip.

When you have more belongings that need moving, storage is going to become necessary. A moving company should offer you offsite storage for anything requiring storing before the move is completed. This could mean files you need to keep separate from your office equipment.

Moving all your files with furniture may mean your business data is breeched in all the disorder. Don't automatically assume the little things are going to stay completely intact during an office move in Dallas without additional preventative measures.

Expectation: You Can Move Your IT Equipment by Yourself

Many companies attempt to save money by moving all their computer equipment by themselves. Doing so is not very reasonable when it includes bulkier items. Not only can moving bulky items without help cause injury if your employees do not understand how to lift properly, but it could also bring about damage to expensive equipment you can’t run your business without. You should consider hiring a professional mover to move your IT apparatuses, including setup. The same goes for other heavy work equipment that requires expert lifting and packing.

Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we can provide any of the above services in Dallas, as well as office moving expertise at a reasonable price.  Click here to get started on a quote today!