When Is The Perfect Time To Relocate Your Business?

planning an office moveIf you are a businessman or woman, you may find yourself thinking about relocating your business. If you own a store, you may wish to relocate towards the centre of a city where it is busier and more people will be able to come to your store. If you are a professional who owns an office then you may wish to move to a location that is bigger so that you can expand your business. No matter what the reason for relocation is, it is a big decision that requires a lot of planning and preparation.

The big P – also known as planning, is the key to every mission you embark on, no matter how small or large. By planning ahead, you will be able to succeed in a way that is least distressing and may even end up saving you some time and money!

So let us assume that you have decided to relocate your business. You are in the planning process and are answering the fundamental questions “When, why and how?” and find yourself struggling to answer the first question. Sometimes the hardest thing about planning a move is knowing when to schedule it for.

This article will provide you with all the necessary dos and don’ts that should help you pick the perfect time to relocate your business.

The key is to remove at a time when you are not busy or have a huge workload. If you own a store, chances are that it will be busy around festive occasions such as Christmas. It is therefore not a good idea to be planning a move during that time, since you will be losing out potential clients and money (which is not good for a business).

Similarly, if you are planning on having an office move when the workload is huge, you are going to have workers who will struggle to complete the work, possibly resulting in the loss of business or a client. It is therefore crucial that you try to pick a time that will not result in any major losses.

Another thing you need to consider is moving companies. Moving companies change their prices according to peak removal periods which are usually in the warmer months of the summer season. Not only is this going to be the busiest time for removers, meaning that you may not end up getting a date, but it is also the most profitable time for removers since they charge significantly more, meaning that you could end up paying more than you would during other months.

Always ensure that the moving company is available on the day that you wish to relocate offices/stores etc. This is to avoid any last minute nasty surprises. There is no use packing everything up and getting ready for a move if the moving company is not available to cater to your needs on the big day. Not only is it going to cause a loss to your business, but it will also cause frustrations amongst your team.

Planning a move is crucial to make sure that it is a success. Among answering questions such as “how should we relocate?” and “where shall we move to?” one of the most difficult decisions to make is knowing when exactly to remove all your items. There are many factors that contribute to finding the perfect time for your relocation, so make sure that you take them all into consideration before making your decision.

Valuable Tips For Greener Moving

Nowadays, people seem to be talking more and more about how to be eco-friendly. The so called ‘green’ way of life seems to be embraced by a growing number of people every year. And the people who actually manage to follow such a lifestyle would like to incorporate it in all aspects of their life so that preserving the health of our planet could be more easily attained. The actual moving process leaves behind plenty of garbage: packing peanuts, plastic wrapping, a huge amount of cardboard boxes and so much more. Unfortunately, all of these are used just once and are tossed into the trash bin. What eco-friendly moving means is to basically use as little moving-related accessories as possible. To reduce the waste.

First off, aim at moving as little items as possible. Don’t try moving your entire household. For example, if there are certain household appliances that you have not been using for quite some time and you will probably never use again, why bother taking them to your new place? After all, the less stuff you take, the less space it will occupy in the moving van and the lighter your cargo will be  which will result in the less gas consumption. And this will of course lead to you spending far less money. Which is always good for the family budget. However, these things you decide not to take will be better off either donated or sold at a garage sale. This will add a few extra dollars in your pocket and will help reduce the waste. This idea could be taken to an extreme. How? Well, if you feel like it, you could empty everything out of the fridge and give it away to those in need. The refrigerator’s contents will turn bad anyway by the time you transport them to your new place. Especially if the removal is to take place during the summer.

In most cases, the boxes that are used  during the removal are used not more than just once. This increases the amount of junk. Why not look for advertisements that offer already used boxes? Most of them are in good condition and can be used at least once more. Again, you will save money and contribute to not causing any additional waste. You can even rent boxes. There are companies that offer box rental services and you can rent polypropylene moving boxes, which could be used multiple times.

Almost everybody uses bubblewrap for the purpose of securing whatever is being transported. However, bubblewrap is plastic and everybody knows how slow plastic degrades. As an alternative to this kind of plastic wrapping, one can use old newspapers, which can be as effective. They can also be used instead of packing peanuts. Simply crumple the paper into bigger pieces and put among the objects that are already in the moving box. For protecting purposes while transporting, towels and blankets can also do a great job.

However, doing an eco-friendly removal does not end here. The final step after all the packing is done is actually the most important. Choose a moving company that utilizes ‘green’ practices. What’s most important is for them to use vans and trucks that run on ‘biodiesel’, which is far more safe for the environment than regular fuel.