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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:19

5 Tips For Moving an Office

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Commercial Moving always presents more challenges than a normal home move. At times it feels like moving a family… of 200. Still, moving offices is something most companies will need to do at some point, whether to grow or to adjust to needs. Take a look at our 5 most important pieces of advice.

 

1. SEARCH LEASES 6 MONTHS OUT

Offices are not like apartments. In order to make a new office work for you and your company, a lot of maintenance and installation work needs to be done beforehand. Tasks like installing phone lines, internet, setting up furniture, etc. is much more time consuming than in a normal residential space. We here at Mid-Atlantic Moving & Storage, recommend businesses search leases 6 months ahead of time - giving them time to do any necessary renovations before they need to move in.

 

 

 

 

2. DETERMINE WHAT YOU’LL KEEP

Moving is a great opportunity for a fresh start. That might mean new supplies and/or furniture for the new office, in the case of commercial moving. In any move, the less stuff that has to be moved, the cheaper, easier, and faster the move becomes. Businesses should determine whether or not their old office furniture and/or supplies are the right fit for the new office.

Everything adds up and space is money in the commercial real estate biz - especially in our local Richmond community. Plan for the square footage confinements - if you’re looking for an office space and know what furniture you have, know what size of space you’ll need. If you’re looking for furniture to fill out the office space you’ve selected, make sure to pick the right furniture for that size of space.

 

 

3. GET ESTIMATES 2 MONTHS OUT  

A commercial move isn’t something you can do with a fly-by-night effort. Companies need the professional and secure touch of a licensed moving company with experience in commercial moving to ensure their job is done in the proper way. Office moves have a lot of additional logistics involved, and usually they are much larger than residential moves; which makes scheduling a move into a huge office tougher than scheduling a move from a 1 bedroom apartment. 
We recommend getting estimates at least two months before the date of the move. Companies should meet with their prospective movers to hear what these movers expect the job will take, in terms of cost and timing especially. Professional movers have ways of gathering estimates with accuracy that might surprise the common businessperson. The commercial representative from the moving company involved is also prepared to anticipate many of the other tasks you may need to complete in order to facilitate a successful moving day, such as acquiring a certificate of insurance and reserving freight elevators.

  

4. MAKE AN OFFICE MOVE CHECKLIST

A checklist is a great way to keep track of all the tasks that need to be done before a commercial move. Here are a few items on our office move checklist:

 

   Check avails for utilities, moving companies, etc. all service providers who will be assisting with the transition between offices.

   Arranging with utility companies can take a very long time, so plan ahead. Waiting on hold with one of these companies might take hours.

   Create a timeline for any necessary renovation work on the new space.

   Plan the times of the move & reserve elevators/access with property/building manager.

   Compare the old space to the new space in terms of area/square footage and determine any challenges any differences might present.

 

 

 

5. FIND THE RIGHT MOVERS

At Mid-Atlantic Moving & Storage, the commercial department has a simple motto for office moves: "Create as little disruption as possible.” Commercial moving managers should use this motto to guide them through any difficult decisions that they make, and keep it in mind to remind them what defines a successful transition to a new office. The best commercial moving manager will let everyone else in the company do their job too.

 

At Mid-Atlantic Moving & Storage we understand that every move is different.  Whether you need a full-service Richmond based moving company or just a helping hand, Mid-Atlantic Moving & Storage makes moving simple and stress free at a surprisingly affordable rate.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:49

Leaving Chesterfield for School?

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Little Space, Big Ideas

 

Ah, the dorm room. Whether you plan to move to VCU, Virginia Tech, exc: the cramped quarters of a dorm are where friendships form and memories are made. The small room full of ramen noodles and textbooks. While dorms are usually the opposite of wide, open spaces, that doesn’t mean they can’t be clean, cozy, and comfortable. Here are some tips to make your dorm room a happy home:

 

Monday, 12 February 2018 15:39

Interstate Moving 101

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Are you moving to a different state?

 

Do you live in Chesterfield, VA and want to move to a different state? Thousands of Americans choose to do so every single month. While you may have a destination chosen, don’t forget the importance of mitigating the details along the way.

If you are moving state to state, you might be lucky enough to get by without a moving company.  However, chances are there will often be just enough items that will make the move worthwhile when working with a local Chesterfield moving company.

But how are you to choose a moving company?  How should you prepare and how do you mitigate costs and expenses that will naturally happen with a move? Here at Mid-Atlantic Moving & Storage, we are here to help!

 

Saturday, 03 February 2018 14:39

How to Organize Your Move

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A binder specifically designated for your move will save you time, energy and possibly money. Create your binder at least two months before your move, and organize it into the following categories:

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:59

How Long Will My Richmond, VA Move Take?

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As moving day approaches, you might wonder just how much time your move will take. After all, you need to schedule your celebratory dinner once you’re done! While our Richmond, VA moving experts can provide an estimate, keep in mind there’s no guarantee that your move will be done by a certain time — so keep those dinner plans flexible! In general, your move time will depend on how prepared you are, how much your drive depend on I-95, how many people you have helping you and how many boxes and furnishings you need to relocate. Based on these factors, here are some estimates to consider as you plan your moving day.

 

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:12

Your Checklist for Moving to Another State

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Preparing to leave Virginia to move to another state? From packing your belongings to finding a cost-effective way to move, relocating to a new state is no easy task. Fortunately, we’re here to help. To ensure a smooth move to your new home, follow these 13 tips when relocating out of state.

Friday, 12 January 2018 16:19

What to Consider When Moving Locally in Richmond, Virginia

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IDENTIFYING THE BEST LOCAL MOVING COMPANY AROUND RICHMOND, VA 

    Moving can be quite tiresome, and just the thought of it can drive you crazy. Most people tend to stick to one location for decades all because they are afraid of moving. Nevertheless, what if you get a job transfer? There are so many reasons that can make you move, especially around Richmond, VA; mainly because it’s a beautiful area with so many places of residence. If you are a huge fan of urban life, then Downtown Richmond will be the right place for you.  Being in a single location for long is monotonous, and the fear of moving shouldn’t chain you to one area.

Friday, 12 January 2018 16:03

Tips for Packing and Moving a Richmond, VA Business

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Moving a house in Richmond, Virginia is a tiring and difficult activity in itself, but moving a Richmond, VA business is even more difficult. It is more expensive and time consuming given all the equipment, files, furniture, and material that are involved in the same. Planning your packing strategy well can help you reduce not only the cost of moving but also the time spent in all the packing of your Richmond, Virginia business. Moving a business, after all, isn't as easy as it sounds.

Hiring a Richmond moving and packing service is always a great idea to make the process faster and more efficient. But it is always advised to plan a few things yourself to be on the safer side of the bargain. While moving your business from Richmond, VA, you can follow the listed tips to save your time and money on packing.

                                                            Norfolk Va Business Movers

 


Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:08

Chester Interstate Movers

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Factors to Consider When Buying a House in Chester, VA Buying a home in Chester, VA is an exciting and crucial milestone. However, there are various components to consider, and each one of them is different for everyone. What might be a must-have for some people could be turn off to others. Thus, every homebuyer ought to consider the following factors carefully before diving in the deep end of the real estate market.

Thursday, 11 January 2018 19:44

Chesterfield Interstate Movers

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If you are moving to Chesterfield, Va, there are many things you have to arrange. Moving home is generally a very stressful affair, but if you get a good Chesterfield, Va moving company on board, you will be able to make the entire experience a lot easier to manage. The best movers Chesterfield, Va have to offer will not only help you in terms of delivering a fantastic service but also in terms of introducing you to your new surroundings. As they are local moving companies, they know the area like nobody else. They can tell you where all the good places are, what sort of entertainment there is, where the schools and medical facilities are and anything else you could possibly need. Plus, since you are moving to a new area, it is a good thing to support the local economy by using a local moving service.

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