5 Ways to Make Your San Diego County Commercial Move a Success

5 Ways to Make Your San Diego County Commercial Move a Success

Mar 31, 2023

A commercial relocation may include moving your company’s offices or retail space and it can be just as daunting as a residential move, if not more. Office furniture, paper records, computers, printers, equipment, and more must be moved from one place to another. The larger the commercial entity, the greater the efforts needed.

However, no move is too big or small for professional relocation service providers. Here are some ways to make your San Diego county commercial move successful. 

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1.    Declutter the office essentials before packing

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Is your new commercial space larger or smaller than your current office? If it’s smaller, you need to declutter before moving to ensure you can fit everything into your new space. Plus, removing unwanted documents, furniture and other items can make your move easier and less expensive by giving you fewer items to pack and unpack. . 

If you know the floor plan of your new office, and whether or not it already comes furnished, you can use that information to ensure you only take what you need to create an inviting and practical layout. You should also pay attention to items that may be old, damaged, or obsolete. You can get rid of those items now and replace them when you get to your new location. 

2.    Choose a commercial San Diego mover

The prerequisite to making a successful commercial move to San Diego is taking the help of downtown San Diego movers. For such an important relocation, you want to find someone who is reliable, honest and experienced. There are many dishonest or careless movers on the market. Avoid these less than stellar options and settle on a company you can trust by taking the following steps when looking for your mover: 

  • Get at least 3 in-person estimates.
  • Check out online reviews.
  • Make sure your chosen mover has a physical address.
  • Get word-of-mouth recommendations.
  • Make sure they have experience serving your area and the San Diego area.
  • Buy moving insurance to protect your belongings in a worst-case scenario.
  • Choose a mover with a reputation for reliability and success.
  • Check the mover’s complaint history and grade with BBB.
  • Get all the details of your contract in writing

In addition, you want to choose a mover who is responsive and willing to keep you updated throughout the moving process and you want a mover who makes it easy to track your belongings throughout transit. 

3.    Take extra care of specialty items

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A commercial move also involves moving valuable items and electronics. Such special items need to be handled with the utmost care. Choosing a specialty mover in San Diego can ensure the safety of your things.

Some professional movers also provide insurance and compensation if the items are damaged during the move. Ask your moving company for assistance getting an estimate for all of your items and protecting any belongings that may qualify as specialty. 

An experienced commercial mover will have the experience and the staff to help you safely pack up all of your office furniture and electronics and help you unpack them and set them up in your new office. Their skilled support can help make your move 100% carefree. 

4.    Ask the movers about storage facilities

This is one of the most overlooked issues that can arise. Sometimes the shipment reaches the destination before your new commercial place is ready or before you arrive at your new place. 

In such cases, it is very important to keep your things safe until you can complete  the move into your new space. This is when it becomes important to know about the storage facility provided by the mover. Storage facilities are warehouses that are either owned or rented by the movers where you can secure your belongings for as long or as short a time as you need.

A well-maintained warehouse  equipped with important safety features like sprinklers, air conditioners, and a security system can ensure the safety of your items. Make sure you ask about the storage options available from your San Diego long-distance movers.

5.      Notify at-stake parties about the move

When should you notify your employees and other at-stake parties like customers and vendors about the move?

If you choose not to hire your previous employees again, inform them at least 2 to 3 months before. Communicate your plans to them regarding relocation packages, if any. If your business has more than ten employees, you can consider informing your employees with the help of relocation FAQs to answer basic queries.

Similarly, informing your customers and vendors of relocation plans is very important. They need to know where to find you so you can hold on to as much of their business as possible. If your business niche does not allow you to handle your clients remotely, informing them and bidding them goodbye formally can maintain positive relationships even if you are no longer able to serve them. 

Many parties are involved in running a successful business. This would include your data and phone providers, helpers, subscription services, government agencies, utility companies and more. Don’t forget to inform them about your move. This will help you to cut ties easily or move them with you to your new location. You should also turn on the utilities at your new location if they are not going to already be on when you arrive. 

Get an assured and safe commercial move with Oakley Relocation

Are you planning to move your business to San Diego County? Oakley Relocation is a women-owned, full-service mover that has been providing seamless, stress-free moves since 2008. As one of the best professional movers in San Diego, we take care of everything – corporate relocation, office relocation, international relocation, technology moving, and more. Contact us today to learn more.

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