May is National Moving Month in the U.S. As the peak moving season (which occurs from May to August) begins, millions of Americans across the country will move residences and businesses, and in the process, will consider everything from office furniture rental to moving insurance. In honor of National Moving Month, CORT brings you some tips for relocating your business with ease.
Beware of Scammers
Unfortunately, there are moving companies that will attempt to scam customers out of more money during what is already a complicated and expensive process. (Note that the Better Business Bureau received more than 555,000 moving-related inquiries from individuals in the U.S. and Canada in 2012.) Research your moving company thoroughly and receive a quote in-person before committing. Obtain copies of all documents you sign so that you can hold the moving company accountable for any changes that are made.
Time Your Move Well
Try to schedule your move mid-month or midweek, when movers will be less busy and prices may be lower. If you are able, wait until moving season slows down, and move between September and April; again, prices will probably be lower, and movers may prove to be more flexible and accommodating to any problems that may arise.
Office Furniture Rental
When it comes to furnishing your new destination, office furniture rental, whether temporary or long-term, may be a viable solution for businesses in the process of a move. Office furniture rental, which can take the form of either individual items or office systems, allows a business to create an efficient working environment that facilitates productivity. The advantage of office furniture rental lies in its ready availability, built-in space planning, flexible rental periods, scalability, and the freedom it brings a company to direct its funds toward business operations rather than investing immediately in a fully-furnished office.
Change Your Information Online
Find your business online and update its address, phone number, and hours. In addition to the information on your own website, check Google, Bing, Yahoo, and reviews website like Yelp! and Angie’s List to correct your contact information.
Moving Your Office with CORT
For more information on office furniture rental and the ways in which CORT can help your business in transition, view CORT’s office furniture rental options online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.