Should You Move Your Office in One Day or Over Multiple Days?


A full move of your company offices is a huge task that few managers or owners look forward to. But with the right preparation and execution, it can be as stress-free as possible. One element of the right planning for your particular move is to decide over how many days you want to move your offices. Every company has the option to schedule one big move or a series of smaller ones.

What are the advantages of each method? Here's what you need to know.

The Advantages of Moving on One Day

One-day or weekend moves are generally a popular choice for businesses because they get the whole job done at once rather than stringing it out while business is continuing. It can be the best method for business continuity if your company must shut down completely in order to do the physical move (such as a company which can only have equipment in one location and whose business revolves around that equipment). 

With a one-day move, all your equipment, files, and people stay together—making it good for organization and morale. Also, most companies find that they let professional movers handle more of the prep work, transportation, and unloading at the new office due to time constraints. Using their expertise more can make for a safer and faster move. 

The Advantages of Moving Over Several Days

One giant moving day may not work for everyone. A multi-part move allows more flexibility for individual zones or departments. If different workers need to accommodate different schedules, they have options to work around their own needs. You can also move some offices first—like customer service or reception—and let them get set up in the new space before customers or other workers arrive. 

Moving in sections allows you to work out more kinks with fewer people. Early adopters are a test for the movers, the new facility, and your company's moving plan. Many companies use a multi-day strategy to move the easiest offices first, to reserve complex disassembly needs until after the main work is done, or to move customer-facing departments at a time when customers will feel the least impact. 

How to Decide

Clearly, there are advantages to both single moves and multi-day plans. To find the right path for your office, start by meeting with a moving company in your area. They can help you assess your needs and provide the expertise of having worked with many other businesses in the past. Call today to make an appointment and learn more.


13 April 2021

Stop the Insanity! Moving Doesn't Have to Be Crazy/Hectic

Finding out you have to move again can bring on feelings of anxiety, panic and frustration. You may be tempted to put it off, packing and scrambling at the last minute, or waiting for your "help" to take a day off so they can help you pack. Then there's the friend or family member that always wants to help you by purging all of your stuff and dropping it curbside. Stop the insanity before it starts. Moving and storage companies understand the stress of moving and can help you get started before the move. Then they move all of your stuff without question and will not "purge" anything you do not want them to. It makes for a smoother, easier, less frustrating transition all around.