Relocation Assistance Saves Time and Money

There are those who are concerned about being ripped off by a professional moving company. Due to their concerns, they end up performing moving duties on their own. The irony here is they end up undermining themselves off due to the wasted time and money suffered from trying to handle such complex tasks on their own. Once they try to do things on their own, they quickly come to the realization that seeking relocation assistance would have been the better plan.

Can you really save money moving on your own? In many instances, you really do not. There are common ways people not familiar with the proper way to move end up really draining their own finances. For example, they may rent a cargo van instead of a truck. They might do this because they overestimate the space available in the van. In other cases, they just might not be comfortable driving a truck if they have never done so before. So, they rent a cargo van to handle a 150 mile round trip move. As a result, they have to rent the van for three days in a row to perform the three different round trips. That is three full days of rental fees. They might even have to rent the van for a fourth day if they cannot return it in time. Obviously, there are going to be cost associated with the rental. Sometimes, people do forget the costs associated with gasoline the van needs. Getting relocation assistance from an actual moving company can cut down on problems such as these.

There are other monetary losses that can emerge when trying to perform a move or corporate relocation on your own. Imagine breaking something of great value either due to dropping it or moving it incorrectly. Damage that otherwise would not have occurred can be considered an otherwise avoidable and unnecessary expense. Yet, when you move things on your own with relocation assistance, you run the risk of damaging your own belongings.

All of these costs could have been eliminated had a professional moving company been hired. The moving company may have been able to make one trip in a four hour period. The three or four day move would never have occurred. They simply would not needed that much time which, in turn, means the costs of hiring the moving service could end up being less costly than initially assumed.

The time saving associated with hiring a moving service is going to be another huge positive. There are a great many tasks, duties, and responsibilities people have in life. No one wants to waste time on things that are not very necessary. Trying to perform a move on one’s own can end up being disastrous from a time management perspective. Money that is overspent can often be recouped. Lost time, however, cannot. Consider this a major reason why it is a good idea to hire a professional moving service to take care of such critical tasks.

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Getting the Most Out of a Quote for an Office Relocation

Asking for a quote is the right thing to do before making a selection of a moving company to handle an office relocation move. Getting a quote is a fairly simple process. The quote request form is filled out and submitted. Once it is received and reviewed, a free estimate will be sent via email. The process is not all that tough so it should not be difficult.

The problem here is errors and mistakes can be made when filling out and even reviewing the quote form. To help ensure the right rate is quoted on the relocation assistance service, here are a few basic tips to follow.

Online forms can make the process a lot easier. However, do not allow the ease of filling out the form become an excuse for being lax. Take the same attitude with an online form as you would with a hardcopy paper one.

Do not rush through the process of filling out the quote form. While some might want to hurry up and fill the request form out quickly to get the process moving, this can be a mistake. Errors, oversights, and omissions are common among those who rush to complete the form. Take your time and fill the form out carefully before hitting the submit button.

Reread the entries you have typed in the form. Execute a careful proofreading. No matter how deliberate you may have been the first time around, no one is perfect. You may have made a mistake. Sometimes, mistakes lead to getting the wrong estimate or simply receiving a request for clarification. Proofreading can eliminate a number of problems along these lines.

Be aware that even though you may write or submit a questionnaire any time of the day or evening, the request for an estimate is going to be reviewed on a business day. Sometimes, the turnaround may be 24 hours. 48 is possible. Anything longer than that might necessitate sending an email to the office relocation moving company. Just do not be unreasonable in terms of the time frame you request a response.

Once you do receive an estimate, do not give it a mere cursory skimming. You can do this for a quick once over when you read it the first time, but you definitely do want to read it thoroughly. This will be the only way to get the clearest and best understanding of what it says. Skimming just is not going to be enough because you may end up missing important points and details.

If there is anything in the quote you do not understand, send an email or call for clarification. The customer service reps with the service are surely going to want to help you out. You might even be able to try and negotiate on the price. Who knows? If your request is reasonable, it may be accommodated easily and quickly.

Have a Complete Office Moving Checklist

moving checklistBy compiling a detailed list, you can have a smooth and minimally eventful move. A detailed office list will prevent any missed deadlines. An experienced moving company will provide you with the list and guide you through each step.

  • Timing

Your list will include the exact timing for starting each of your moving tasks. It will indicate what date to begin each task in order to complete the move by the desired date.

  • Vendors

As you determine what vendors are necessary to complete your move, you can add them to your office moving checklist. This will include vendors who will install any equipment you will be using. Not every employee knows how to install computers, copy machines and other office equipment. From the main equipment to break room amenities, vendors are a great help.

  • Plan you networking need

Your IT people should be on hand to set up the network in your office. Know when they will be needed and be sure they know when to arrive to work on this vital task. Monitor the network needs during your move to keep your business running smoothly.

  • Next on your office checklist is new furniture.

Plan all of your furniture needs in your new location. By determining your needs and ordering your furniture in time to have it delivered before your opening will give you peace of mind. It will be of utmost importance to get the furniture in its proper location when your mover arrives with the equipment from your old location or from storage. You will be able to determine the best location for all of your furniture and equipment. Your office moving checklist can have all of this information at your fingertips.

  • Your last minute details

Gather the troops for moving day. Each person should be assigned a task. All of the moving boxes are numbered. Assign one person to check off each box as it arrives at the new location. Another person can instruct the movers as to the location for each box. Some companies have electronic forms that state the contents of each box. By consulting the electronic list, the person completing the task can easily instruct the mover as to where it should go. If the list is on paper, it may take a bit more time, but nothing should be left to chance.

  • Wrap it up and begin the time in your new location.

If you have prepared a complete office moving checklist with the help of your PA moving company, you can start your day with a clear mind. Work will begin as usual. There is rarely a time when there is not a hiccup or two, but many can be avoided if you take the advice of your commercial movers. They have the experience and the can guide you step by step on this lengthy and arduous task.