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May 29, 2020

Office Moving in the Age of COVID

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

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Customer Reviews

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!"

Kyle A. March 2021

Smithsonian Institution
"Your guys were great! We had no problems or concerns and will absolutely be giving you another call for future needs."

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."

Stephanie C. February 2021

Agriculture & Food Systems Institute
"Our moving experience with Office Movers Express couldn’t have been better. From the beginning when I contacted you, to when you sent the quote and confirmed the move, it has been positive. The staff at OMX even reached-out to me when bad weather was expected and suggested moving the crate drop-off day. It made a difference! The actual move started at exactly the pre-arranged time and the movers couldn’t have been more pleasant, helpful, efficient and courteous. They all knew what they were doing, and I never once had to interfere. I would definitely suggest OMX."

Judy M. January 2021

Aetna
“The movers were excellent, they even cleaned every desk before they left which we’re especially grateful for during the pandemic. They are setting the bar pretty high for all other vendors.”

John B. December 2020

Zenetex
"Fort Meade is a very difficult environment if you are not familiar with it. Your team got through a very serious security process much faster than crews of a smaller size were getting through because of how well the instructions the guard gave them were being followed. Nothing about our move was easy but your team rose to the occasion to make it look like it was. They approached the job with complete professionalism and tireless dedication from the time they arrived to the very end. We simply can't say thank you enough."

Cindy C. December 2020

Shearman & Sterling
"The crew they sent over same-day were terrific – very professional and organized. The job got handled a lot faster than I thought and I got to head home sooner than expected!”

Leika U. October 2020

Rider Levett Bucknall
"The team that came out was extremely professional and FAST! We really appreciated all the communication they had with us - from taking apart furniture and making sure we were happy with the way things were done, to the placement of the furniture at the new location. At the end of the move they walked through the entire space to make sure all their materials were picked up and we were satisfied with everything. The services each and every one of the team members provided was beyond what we had expected. We appreciate everything and will definitely recommend OMX!"

Theresa C. October 2020

Air Force D.C.
"The crew you sent were very professional, accommodating and quick. Thank you for being so flexible with our many changes to this process. You guys made what is normally a stressful event so easy and pleasant."

Mark M. October 2020

U.S. Dept of Defense
"I cannot tell you how helpful your team was and how critical it was to get this job done quickly. Hats off to your team. They were very, very professional."
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