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May 29, 2020

Office Moving in the Age of COVID

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The winds have changed on how the world will conduct business, and it’s no different in the commercial moving industry. Businesses will need to relocate as lease terms end, meaning office moving remains an essential need during the age of COVID. Commercial moving companies, like most other industries, have implemented new practices to ensure the safety of movers and clients.For business owners trying to decide if relocating their office is the right choice, here are five simple reasons to move your business to a new location.

 

Virtual Walkthroughs

At the start of the moving process, office movers typically require an on-site walkthrough to determine specific needs, identify building specific challenges, and other factors that go into creating a move proposal. In some cases, walkthroughs can be conducted virtually using mobile devices and virtual meeting software. In some smaller office moves, photos will suffice. Ask your moving company if there are virtual or electronic methods to conduct in-person walkthroughs.

 

Ask Movers To Pack Belongings

If your team is working remotely, ask your moving company to pack your offices to avoid bringing your teams back in the office. If employees prefer to pack their own items, consider creating multiple shifts to limit the number of people in the office at one time. Also consider using one-time use boxes rather than reusable plastic crates to avoid unnecessary cross-contamination. Cardboard boxes also allow employees to keep their items in boxes as long as needed rather than having to unpack crates immediate in order to return them to the moving company and avoid undue rental fees.

 

Require PPE

On moving day, movers and any on-site staff should wear face masks and gloves throughout the entire process. Movers should maintain social distancing throughout the move, which may mean fewer people in freight elevators at a time. In smaller moves, your office mover may assign a smaller move team to make social distancing easier to maintain. Sanitization measures should also be taken to sanitize any equipment and furniture handled by the move team. Ask your office mover if they temperature check all movers on moving day to ensure no one running a fever or visible signs of illness are allowed on the job site.

 

Consider Building Specific Requirements

Communicate any building specific safety protocols required by your landlord with your business mover prior to moving day. These requirements may demand extra time or additional resources from your office mover and therefore should be factored into the timeline of your move.

 

Overall, the moving industry has changed and has created additional procedures that will be with us for a long time to come. But’s it a wonderful opportunity to care even further for our client’s and employee’s safety. Take protocols seriously to ensure no further COVID-19 spread, and to make the moving processes the best yet, even during a pandemic.

 

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Kay K. December 2021

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"I wanted to thank you for sending a great group of men to move us – they were wonderful!"

George B. December 2021

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"I wanted to compliment the crew that you sent to handle our move. The project manager, supervisor and the entire crew did a great job. They were all a pleasure to work with. The team leads kept us informed during the entire process. Every single member of the crew was very respectful, courteous and polite throughout the move. The group worked extremely well with each other and us to address the few curveballs that the space threw at us as far as getting things to fit in some tight areas. Requests to move certain items after they had already been set in place were happily accommodated without any reluctance. The entire crew should be commended."

Mary H. December 2021

American College Health Association
"I can’t say enough about how wonderful the team from OMX was to work with. Every single person involved in the move was helpful, professional, kind, and patient – even when I didn’t have answers to questions that I should have. There were many times throughout our three days together that frustration could have taken over, but the OMX team was always calm and willing to troubleshoot a solution to an unexpected challenge. This is our second move with OMX and I wouldn’t want to do another move without them. A big thank you to your wonderful crew – they’re the best!"

Michael B. November 2021

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"Everything went great. My coworkers and I were very impressed with the speed, efficiency, and care that was shown by the OMX moving crew."

Midhat P. September 2021

District Capital Partners
"Our move yesterday was great! I don’t think many people can say that about a move but the guys were efficient, communicative, polite, and all around awesome. I really appreciate you making this a smooth process."

Jonathan A. September 2021

Orrick
"Thank you very much for the great service your team provided. We were changing plans and re-thinking things and your team helped us find solutions. Looking forward to working with you again!"

Tom K. September 2021

Visit Alexandria
"I wanted to let you know what a great job your crew did yesterday. Just really warm, helpful and efficient. The move went smoothly on both ends and they even added an extra stop for us when requested, and helped our CEO rearrange her office to accommodate a piece of furniture that initially seemed not to fit. Just a great experience all around. I will definitely recommend OMX to others. Well done and thanks!"

George H. September 2021

Mission Square Retirement
"I want to send a special thank you to the entire OMX team. I truly value all of your hard work and excellent customer service! You guys are always willing to go above and beyond. I look forward to having your team back onsite very soon."

Jennifer A. September 2021

Hogan Lovells
"I’ve managed countless moves for Hogan Lovells and this was one of the smoothest moves, if not the smoothest move I have ever been involved with. Trust was the most important factor for choosing OMX. There were a lot of moving parts to our move (things to dispose of, other things to be donated) and OMX handled all of this accurately and easily."

David M. August 2021

US Dept. of Homeland Security
"I have to say your OMX team was unbelievable. They were professional, responsive, hard-working, and above all, they were the best. All of my personnel were grateful for your team’s work. I would highly recommend your company to any agency that has to move. Thank you again."
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