Working with a Moving Professional

WRITTEN BY rightsize


When it pays to just hire an expert for your office relocation.

It’s time for your business to get a change of scenery with new office space. Between the file cabinets, desks, chairs and awards and placards, there is a lot that has to be packed up and hauled along for the ride. You’ve run a successful business and have a whole team of competent professionals who can figure it all out, right?

It sounds a lot easier than it is. In fact, moving office space is a much larger task than most business owners understand. From planning out the new space, decommissioning existing furniture and trying to become operational in a new office in such a short period of time, there is plenty of room for costly errors.

To start, you have to create a strategy for where your current furniture is going to go in the new space. That includes wiring, cabling and coming up with a configuration that is going to maximize the office footprint. From there, you have to coordinate vendors, moving supplies, scheduling and other details that can be very time consuming to orchestrate. Then there is the moving day itself, when any number of things can go wrong.

All of that can be avoided by working with a furniture company who can manage the process. Here are some of the benefits of outsourcing the task of your office move.

Daily Operations - By outsourcing a moving expert, your office manager can focus on the job that matters most, helping you run a business. While it’s helpful to have a single-point-of-contact within your organization to coordinate with the relocation team, the task of moving shouldn’t be someone’s full time job.

Savings - During a move, mistakes can be costly. Common oversights, like not working with an insured moving company or not using the right packing materials can cost a pretty penny, in both time and liability. An expert can help reduce that risk.

Logistics - Expertise is important and we all know that something that can go wrong, will go wrong. Staying in front of the potential roadblocks, such as if the new building requires union workers or if it has a loading dock, will save you in the long run. Working with a team who can coordinate the logistics of a move will make a big impact.

Efficiency - The right relocation team will manage the move from start to finish, with minimal impact on your business operations. From breaking down the furniture, packing it up and arranging the materials in the new office space, the guarantee that the details will be managed swiftly and easily is a big bonus for many business owners.

About Rightsize:

Rightsize Facility Performance, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a nationwide office interiors and facilities services firm serving corporate clients in transition. Founded in 2004, Rightsize employs an industry leading “Design/Furnish” approach to ensure seamless workplace transitions and is a single source for interior design, furniture procurement, delivery and installation, asset disposition, facility decommissioning and ancillary project services.  Through its Office Furniture Center brand, which includes and a 200,000-square-foot showroom, Rightsize also provides a single source for quality workstations, desks, seating, filing, conference and reception furniture.

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