The questions that come to mind after a decision to relocate to a new office has been made are: Do I move by myself? Do I hire professional office movers? Most times, it is the latter that takes precedence and the answer is usually a Yes. Office relocation is very different from home relocation; it is more complicated and required more planning. This is because most of the things moved during office relocation are either very sensitive or very expensive.
Professional office movers are people who possess the requisite skills to move office equipment and materials with little or no hitch; however, hiring them comes at a price. Moving can cost a lot of money, so you have to find the different way to cut down your overall moving expenses.
Making a moving budget is very important. It will help you:
Get an idea of how much you need at every stage of the relocation process
Know how much you have and how much you are willing to spend on relocation
Know the moving company to hire
Know if you will have to do some of the moving yourself so as to cut the moving cost
Now the questions that needs to be answered is: How do I balance moving cost and budget while selecting a professional office mover? How do I effectively relocate to a new office without spending too much?
Learn how to negotiate with moving companies
Move in off-peak season
Plan your relocation very well to avoid unexpected moving expenses
Apart from its importance for negotiating with moving companies, having good price negotiation skills will help you save money anytime you have to spend money. It is one of the most important skills that everyone should have or develop.
Moving companies don’t come cheap, but most times you will discover that their prices are negotiable and the amount you end up paying is determined by how strong your negotiating skills are. You must have it at the back of your mind that moving companies have a lot of competition, therefore they will do all they can to prevent losing you to their competition. You can also negotiate the price with different companies and choose the one that suits your budget and need. However, you must be careful and not fall into the trap of scammers.
It is always good to consider one of the economics laws that ‘Price reduces when demand reduces’. You can use this law to your advantage by booking the services of your chosen moving company to a period and time when they are getting less demand. For example, pick a weekday sometime in October to April and you will be surprised at how much you will save.
If you don’t plan your relocation very well, you may end up spending more than your budget or you may fall into the trap of moving companies who are bent on draining your pocket.