It is normal to focus on the transportation cost, safety of all items and the exact schedule of moving. The total distance, the tonnage and the route will be the most significant determiners of the cost of office removals. While these are unequivocally important and quintessential to the whole process, there are other aspects that you must pay attention to. It is easy to overlook some of these aspects, especially when you are on a stringent budget and have less time to weigh all your options.
• A substantial part of the total cost will be packaging. You may get packing materials from a mover and pack everything yourself with help from your employees or colleagues. You may get a packer to get the job done. Packing materials can have a substantial cost depending on the type you choose. Standard boxes are not expensive but the type of padding you need and fixtures that require special packaging will easily increase the total cost. Factor this in right at the start. You should get a specific quote that is all inclusive but there should be a breakdown as well. Know precisely what you are paying for which service.
• The second aspect that should draw your attention is cleaning. You don’t want to leave anything behind and you definitely don’t want the place to look unpleasant. More importantly, you don’t want the new address to be messy after your goods are delivered there. You must speak with the packer and mover to ensure that they will clean up after they are done moving all your goods, at both places. Usually, smart office removals companies will lose carpet covers and other materials to prevent unnecessarily messing up a place. Such measures save a lot of time and effort.
• You may need someone to set up all your stuff at the new address. Some businesses have experts on their payroll who can attend to the entire setup but not all. Office removals companies often have specialists who can deal with all kinds of workstations, desktops, servers and office furniture in general. They can easily set everything up for you so you walk into a turnkey office. Setting everything up on your own can be tiresome and time consuming.
• Consider the possibility of recycling or disposing of electrical and electronic components in a safe way if you don’t intend to carry everything along. Office removals companies can attend to this but you should be sure that such a service is available when you hire the mover.