Moving Company From Province to Province
Across Provincial Movers – Here’s What You Need To Know
Are you relocating your company headquarters in the not-so-distant future? Do you plan to move to another province within the next year or two?
Whether you’re moving wholesale or establishing a satellite office, there’s one thing all cross-provincial movers can agree on:
Planning a corporate relocation over long distances can be tricky.
What should you be on the lookout for as you start thinking about the finer details of your long-distance corporate move? Are there any tips out there that you can use to simplify your corporate relocation? Here’s what you need to know about moving your company to another province:
- You May Need More Packaging Material Than You Think
Remember what we said before about how offices always have more equipment and items that need packing than you think? Ultimately, you want to get ahead of a situation where staff members are saying things like, “We need this packed by tonight but we don’t have enough boxes or packing peanuts!”.
At work, it’s always better to be over-prepared when you go into client meetings or contract negotiations. And it’s a similar deal with your packaging material. In the interests of saving time and increasing efficiency, you’ll want to estimate your packing needs, purchase boxes and accessories, and then buy even more packaging than you need.
- You’ll Likely Need More Time to Move Than You Think
When it comes to packing up and moving, there’s one thing that everyone, from major enterprises to small businesses have in common:
There’s always more stuff sitting around in the office than anyone thinks.
Moving your company to another province is like launching a new brand, establishing a new supply chain, or undertaking any large project. The job might look simple and straightforward in the spreadsheet, but it’s not easy to execute in practice. And to complicate matters even more, after you’ve packed and transported everything to your new destination, the work starts all over again with the unpacking process.
In the corporate world, there are always deadlines coming up and new projects being developed. But as you plan your relocation efforts, you may want to build some slack into your company calendar. You and your staff will be glad that you scheduled the extra time.
- Have Your Paperwork Ready
Whether you’re going from Alberta to Ontario or Quebec to British Columbia, there’s one aspect of moving that every cross-provincial corporate mover has to deal with:
The dramatically different rules and regulations in every province.
From corporate registrations to the rules surrounding the products and services you can sell, cross-provincial moving often comes hand in hand with massive amounts of paperwork. At the end of the day, your clients are counting on you to deliver products and services even if you’re in the middle of a relocation. If you can get ahead of these administrative issues, you can hit the ground running as soon as your office is up and operational.
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This question is difficult to answer. Your final moving costs may be impacted by factors like:
- The total weight of the items you’re transporting;
- The distance you’re travelling;
- The moving accommodations and services required;
- The number of trucks and crew members needed to help you move;
- And more!
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Let’s say that you’ve confirmed your cross-provincial move. You’ve done all your strategy meetings. You’ve found your new corporate building. Now all you have to do is figure out how to pack up and relocate. Here’s a step-by-step guide for corporate movers that can give you an overview of what to do:
Step #1: Create a Moving Checklist
You’ve probably experienced this a time or two as a business. You kick off a project and you make plans. But then as you get into the weeds of it all, you keep running into situations that make you want to say, “I wish we’d written this down earlier!”.
When you’re going through growing pains as an organization, these mishaps happen. But in the middle of a major corporate relocation, you want to keep these we-need-a-checklist moments to a minimum.
Before you start purchasing boxes and packing materials, you’ll want to sit down and create a comprehensive checklist. Make sure you know which rooms you’ll be packing up first and what types of equipment you’ll be leaving behind. This simple step will give you a lot more clarity as you plan.
Step #2: Evaluate Your Relocation Needs
Every business has a few key items that it just can’t function without. For example, do you have heavy-duty mechanical equipment that you rely on for manufacturing prototypes? Do you have expensive paintings or statues that are an essential part of your office decor?
If you’ve got expensive, fragile, and highly specialized company property that needs to be transported, you’ll have to think very seriously about how to get them from point A to point B. This is the part where you may want to consider retaining the services of a professional mover.
Step #3: Start Packing
Okay. You’ve written up your checklist and you’ve worked out a transportation plan. Now’s the part where you begin packing.
Depending on how much office space you’ve got, this stage could take a few weeks or a few months. You’ll want to have a systematic plan that will allow you to pack as much as you can without being disruptive while leaving the biggest pieces of furniture for last.
Take it from us, you’ll want to maintain a steady supply of tape, cardboard boxes, and packing materials throughout this phase.
Step #4: Moving Day
Okay. You’ve been diligently packing up ahead of the final date. And now the big day has finally arrived. That’s right, you’re loading the trucks and packing up!
If you’ve hired Atlas Van Lines to assist with your corporate relocation, we’re sending our trained and professional moving crew over to your building. Our team members will assist with packing, if needed, and will quickly and efficiently load your property into the truck or the moving container.
Our drivers are highly trained professionals. As such, you can be assured that your property is in good hands. Just meet us at the agreed-upon destination!
Step #5: Transport, Unpack, and Assemble Your Property
Once you’ve brought your property to your final destination, there’s still another major job to be done:
You have to unpack your belongings and get settled in.
Here at Atlas Van Lines, one of the services that we offer to our corporate clients is furniture assembly. If you’ve got desks and chairs that have to be put together, we can save you the hassle of having to set them up yourself. It just doesn’t get any more efficient than that.
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At Atlas Van Lines, we want every corporate relocation to be as smooth and efficient as possible. That’s why we’ve developed a process for our business clients that includes perks like:
- The opportunity to work with our logistics division;
- Access to shipping containers as well as our secure, temperature-controlled warehouse services;
- Help with packing, unpacking, and furniture assembly;
- Cross-border moving support;
- And more!
Are you looking for a company that can simplify your corporate move in a big way? Get in touch with us ASAP! We make long-distance corporate moving quick, simple, and painless.
As a well-established moving company ourselves, we understand that corporate relocations come with their own unique challenges. That’s why we provide a range of long-distance moving services to our clients that include:
- Cross-Border Moving Assistance: Regulatory rules and regulations can change dramatically from province to province. The last thing you need as a business is to hire a moving company that simply isn’t able to transport your property all the way. Our crews are trained and we have moving agents located throughout the country. Our cross-border moving service is a true end-to-end solution for companies.
- Logistics and Planning: By any measure, planning a move to another province isn’t easy. If you need assistance with transporting important equipment or otherwise handling the finer details of your corporate relocation, our logistics division is up for the task. We can be as hands-on or hands-off as you need us to be.
- Moving Containers: Does the idea of storing your property in a single, centralized location appeal to you? Would you like to have a little more flexibility in terms of unpacking times? Moving containers could be an option worth exploring. Whether you’ve got a gap between your move-out date and your possession date or you’d simply like to know where your property is at all times, this service can quite literally simplify your long-distance corporate relocation.
Would you like to get some help with your long-distance corporate move? You’ve come to the right place! From logistics and high-level moving strategy to moving containers and product assembly, Atlas Van Lines specializes in providing seamless moving solutions to our corporate clients. Request your FREE moving estimate today!