Every year, hundreds of brick-and-mortar American businesses relocate, and this can be a stressful process because business moves tend to have more moving parts than individual or family moves.
Whether your business has outgrown your current space or you’re looking to downsize due to soaring rental and lease prices, you can take steps to ensure that moving your small business is a cost-efficient, stress-free experience.
Here’s what you need to know before moving your small business:
Start Planning Early
For the smoothest moving process possible, give yourself as much time as possible to move your business from one location to another. Allotting plenty of time to move reduces stress and accounts for Murphy’s Law (which can happen to all of us, despite our best-laid plans!) Long before moving day, it’s essential to line up things like permits, utilities, and internet for your new address. If possible, allow two to three months to ensure plenty of time to coordinate with movers, installers, and staff to ensure a stress-free move.
Update Vendors and Clients
A few weeks before relocating your business, be sure to let your clients and suppliers know where to find you! Send mailers to clients, make announcements on social media, and contact your vendors so they can update your new address in their systems. And people have tons going on in their daily lives, so don’t hesitate to send a few reminders across multiple channels to maximize how many customers and vendors you reach!
Don’t Try to DIY the Move
Before the move and on the big day, delegating and outsourcing tasks is crucial! This is the number one rule for relocating your business – don’t try to manage the move all by yourself. Hire a professional, highly-rated moving company to do the heavy lifting for you. They can also provide a time-saving full-service move, complete with packing, moving, and unloading boxes for you at the new location.
Always remember to shop around before you choose your moving company and ask the right questions. Whether you opt to go with the expert movers at Move 4 Less or another company, it’s essential that you work with an actual moving company rather than a moving broker.
Consider a Storage Unit Near Your New Location
Once you’ve finally arrived and settled into your business’s new home, assess your new space. If it feels a little chaotic or overwhelming, you might benefit from a clean, climate-controlled storage solution to maintain a clutter-free and organized workspace. This can free up valuable space, enabling you to optimize your new location and enjoy a more efficient work environment.
Move 4 Less Has Your Business Moving and Storage Needs Covered in Las Vegas, Reno, and Denver!
Have you heard? We’ve expanded! Now you can get the same amazing moving service and storage solutions from our newest locations in Denver and Reno, along with our original hub in the Las Vegas area.
With 18 years of moving experience, Move 4 Less knows how to deliver on all your expectations. To schedule a free visual estimate, just give us a call at (702) 381-1200 or drop us an email
. We also offer box kits to help you start packing – check out the different size kits here