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How To Plan a Commercial Move Depending On Your Business Type

Are you planning a big office move? How you go about it is highly dependent on the type of business you own, but no matter your company, here's why hiring the help of a professional moving service might be your best bet.

Moving to a new office space can be a very overwhelming experience, especially if you aren’t prepared in advance. Hiring a professional moving service can be very helpful and has many benefits, including:

  • faster and more efficient relocation.
  • lower risk of injury, damaged property or delays.
  • increased productivity.
  • happier customers.

Experienced Office Movers in Calgary

For over 30 years, Precision Movers' team has been helping business owners relocate to new offices. Our experience and knowledge ensures a seamless, stress-free process.

Our moving services including packing, furniture assembly/disassembly, and storage to make your office move as efficient and easy as possible so you don’t experience any unwanted delays and setbacks.


Checklist For Office Movers

Moving an office, whatever your type of business, can be a lot more complicated than moving a household. Preparing is key and hiring the expertise and help of a moving service can ensure that your new location is up and running as soon as possible.

Depending on your commercial activity, here are a few tips for office movers to ensure a successful and happy relocation:

1. Retail Store

  • Liquidate your inventory: Have a storewide sale to thin out your inventory prior to the move
  • Schedule your bank deposits from the cash register and POS system the night before so that there is no worry of large monetary amounts going missing during the move.
  • Take down your signage: You may need to hire professionals for this, as well as for any vinyl wall or window decals.
  • Contact your utility company: Any electricity, phone lines, water and internet needs to be functional when you’re open at your new location, so make sure to do this beforehand!
  • Check your new lease rules to see if there are moving docks, delivery parking spots and allowed moving hours that fit in with your office movers’ schedule.
  • Take down any mannequins or display items early if they are not being used. This will help make your move easier and faster.
  • Have packing equipment months before you move to allow your employees to start packing. Don’t let any wasted time go by!


2. Music Studio or Store

  • Hire professional movers: The help of a moving service is absolutely crucial when moving expensive, large instruments in order to prevent any costly damage or replacements.
  • Be aware of the weather conditions: Certain instruments such as guitars, cellos and auxiliary percussions can be adversely affected by cold weather, so try to schedule your move for the warmer months. And of course recording equipment should always be packed and packaged with care. 
  • Use the original packaging: It’s also wise to keep the original boxes your studio gear came in. This will protect them from any outside force during the relocation.
  • Take inventory: To prevent any damage, breakage or loss of music equipment, be sure to make an inventory list before your move.
  • Insurance and permits: Don’t forget to find out everything about insurance and permits for moving your music studio, especially considering how valuable and fragile your instruments are.


3. Restaurant

  • Choose the right location: Remember to check how visible and accessible your new location is, as this will be a big determining factor in how many new customers you get.
  • Let your old customers know you’re moving: Print out flyers, newsletters or even make a video announcing your new location. This will keep your customers excited and engaged in your move.
  • Change your information online: This is another good way to keep your customers in the loop. Make sure to do it right before the opening of your new location.
  • Give incentives: Give your customers incentives such as discounts or freebies to motivate them to stop by your new restaurant.
  • Don’t move furniture alone: If you have a lot of tables and heavy furniture to move, hire a professional moving service to do it for you quickly and safely.
  • Plan the best time for your move: Choose the right time to relocate in order to limit the impact on your sales. (e.g. consider moving during a holiday or at the end of a workday.)


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To find out more about how our professional office movers can help make your relocation as seamless, quick and easy as possible, contact our Calgary moving service at 403-540-4393 or fill in our online contact form.

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