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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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Customer Reviews

Paula C. July 2021

Sidley
"I wanted to let you know your move team is amazing! They are the quickest, neatest and quietist team I have ever worked with. Every time I go to follow up with them, they are already an office ahead of me. I’m very impressed with everything they have done today."

Johnathan L. July 2021

RER Solutions, Inc.
"The crew you sent was excellent! They were so efficient, polite and professional that in the future when I need these services, you will be the first call!"

Britanie T. June 2021

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt LLC
"I just wanted to mention how great your movers were today. They were all excellent, very friendly, FAST, and helpful! We will definitely be using your services again in a month or two once our second renovation is complete. Thank you!"

Katie D. May 2021

USUHS
"I was very happy with our move. Your crew was on time, efficient, and very careful when wrapping and moving the equipment. The process to get on base took some time and they were understanding and patient throughout the whole process. Thanks again for everything, I will definitely recommend OMX to any colleagues in need of moving services!"

Debbie K. May 2021

Varanko & Black
"The crew did a great job and really made our fast, crazy move bearable for me. They put everything in it's place beautifully. I can't thank them enough!"

Rachel S. May 2021

Allen & Overy
"Our move went really well. Dennis and the team did a great job and worked well together. I was impressed with how quickly and efficiently they were working through the project and had no issues throughout the three days that they were on site. Another successful project – thank you!"

Beth F. May 2021

Robbins Russell
"The movers were timely, professional, and careful in handling everything. I was very pleased. A very pleasant experience, thank you!"

Kyle A. March 2021

Smithsonian Institute
"Your team was great! We had no problems or concerns with the work done and will absolutely be giving you another call for future needs."

Theresa P. March 2021

OU Advocacy Center
"I wanted to share my utmost gratitude for DK and his team members who adhered to my every request. He consistently checked in with me to make sure the office furniture was in the proper place and if not, he and his team immediately repositioned the item. Their professionalism and attentiveness is to be commended. They made sure everything was in place and cleaned from both the move out location to the new location. Thank you so much!"

Candance G. February 2021

Aren't Fox
"The move was great because of the great team you sent over. They were very pleasant, professional, as well as very patient. They wound up having to stay longer than anticipated and move things around, and they never blinked. Thanks again. Looking forward to working with OMX again."
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