Commercial or house relocations services would be the next thing on your mind when making that major move. You have made the decision of changing addresses of either your business or your home, but you don’t have the time or like me, dread the stress behind the packing and unpacking.

  The best place to get help is a professional moving company, that don’t only have the tools to move but also the skill set and professionalism.

    Relocation is simply moving from your current place of residence to settle in a new house. It could either be Commercial or domestic. Commercial relocation is when you move your office from your current address to a new place.

     As simple as packing and unpacking sounds, Commercial relocation can sometimes be more complicated than domestic or home relocation because of the equipment and IT. Although personally I feel both processes can be both engaging and this is why it is important to get specialists to do this for you.


  Things to do before contacting a moving company for a Commercial/House relocation

     First of all, before you contact any moving company, carry out proper and detailed research about the moving companies before finally settling with one. Remember that commercial relocation is not same with home relocation so make sure the company offers the services.

   If you are lucky, you could get a company that offers both services. Usually I just get a company that does both domestic and Commercial relocation and believe me the process is way smoother.

A full service moving company will do all the packing for you, as well as the loading, unloading, and unpacking. You can always ask around for recommendations of moving companies that have experience with office relocations, as you would want to make sure you only hire a company with a proven track record of success.

   In as much as this companies do the most for you, you should also have your own blueprint. So before the moving day, these are things you should put in place before the moving company arrives.

  • Have a Plan – It is easy to think relocating is just packing and unpacking, therefore you can improvise. No it is not. Apart from your moving budget, it is important to know who you would be assigning duties to, especially for a Commercial relocation.


When moving an office or business there are heavy furniture, technical things like your internet, computers, laptops and other electronics to deal with. So it is important to have a map on where and how things should be done.


This would also help you to move quickly without the office shutting down completely.


  • Get a Manager – Apart from you, the moving manager would make sure packing and moving along. He or she would designate what should be done. You need someone who knows the layout of the office properly, and most importantly, someone who knows where the important are and should be kept.
  • Box Label – This is another crucial step in relocation. Believe me you don’t want to be in a position where, you don’t know where what is. For things to be less messy, it is important to label each box with a location and a number. Also keep checking with your spreadsheet that lists each box number and the items that are inside of it. I know it might seem like more work but, it will save you time when you’re getting settled in your new location. It would also be easier for your moving manager.
  • Assign tasks to employees or family members – When moving a home or especially a business/office, any extra help goes a long way. So it is okay to have your employees pack up their own desk space and label it. Sometimes it is a gradual process so give your staff heads up on when they’ll need to have their desks packed up. Everyone should be carried along to avoid end of the minute packing and arrangement.
  • Building rules and Parking rules – It is important to be aware of all the building management rules available in the building you are moving from and moving to. Except in the case you own both buildings. This will avoid any penalties or mistake

It is also important to know the parking rules and fines for the moving van.

  • IT connections – this is another complicated part as it is quite sensitive because of all the connecting and disconnecting that has to be done. You should assign this job to the T. department, so plan can be drafted for transferring all technical equipment. Equipment like computers, servers, and phones, as well as your data and internet plans. They should also separate equipment that are to be thrown away, and those that are to be recycled. This way you don’t end up with junks.
  • Update your necessary documents – It is important that you inform your clients and contacts of your new address. This way you won’t miss important mails or loose clients.



What to look for in a moving company

Efficiency – When searching for a moving company, you would come across eye catching companies, but you have to look out for efficiency. So don’t get swayed by sweet words but by their efficiency and efforts.

Reputation – You need a reputable moving company that zero or very little amount of complaints from previous clients.

Documented – Make sure the moving company is licensed and insured.

Ratings – I know it might seem cumbersome to start going through their ratings, but believe me it is worth it. You don’t want to employ a company that would break all your antiques and important stuff.


Why you need a professional moving company

Moving is an experience that can be fun and easy if done properly, this is why the importance of a professional moving company cannot be over stated.

At M25 movers we are dedicated to providing a personalized problem free moving experience. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your home. So contact us now for a quick survey.

Author's Bio: 

Seun Osso is a writer for, a lover of nature and a media personnel with much interest in travelling and tourism. I am a lover of business start-ups and global business enterprises. I write such articles to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses to international standards.