TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moves businesses forward smoothly while eliminating downtime

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We talk about our moving services all the time – how we help our customers move from one home to the next with outstanding service and care as they relocate in life.

However, our services are built for more than just home moving, as we can help you move your business, too! If you’re a business owner and have decided it’s time to upgrade your office or relocate to a new location that makes more sense for you, your employees, and your customers – give us a call! The same high-quality service we’re known for with home moving translates perfect into business moving. As a business ourselves, we understand the needs and nuances of relocating an entire office and team.

Our business moving plan

At the end of the day, moving is moving, and our skills translate where needed. Our professionally trained, background checked, and drug screened movers are equipped and ready to handle the moving of office furniture, equipment, desks, chairs, and more. This is done using extreme care and efficiency as we relocate your business.

Our business moving services are great for the following:

  • Professional offices
  • Retail stores
  • Medical offices
  • Educational facilities
  • Non-profit organizations

We understand that time is money. That’s why our business moving solutions cater to your operation’s schedule to ensure we aren’t disrupting the flow of your business. Our moving experts will customize a schedule that best fits you – even if it means nights or weekends – so you can stay up and running while we take care of the heavy lifting.

More than just moving business furniture

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s business moving solutions don’t just stop at moving your office furniture and belongings. We’re able to assist in a variety of other ways as well, mainly with our junk removal and storage services.

Using our specialized junk removal trucks, we’ll load and dispose of old equipment, furniture, or debris you no longer need if you’re completing office renovations or just want to get rid of them.

If your business has storage needs, we can help there, too! Select TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations offer on-site storage and will happily store your belongings for as little or as long as you need.

Need further proof? Check out a verified customer review of our business moving services!

“We had a large last minute business move that they were not only able to accommodate, but accepted the challenge without hesitation. All were pleasant, fast, listened to special directions, and got the job done in one day, which was a huge bonus to us.” – Janet

To learn more about our business moving options or to schedule a business move, visit our website and contact us today!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Southern California sees major spike in commercial business moves

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When it comes to the moving process, people generally think of small, local moves, usually with homes, apartments, or condos consisting of a few people and their belongings.

There are countless factors to take into consideration when moving a business, mainly the ability to stay in operation, along with transporting belongings and equipment, and changing company info.

According to the Market Intelligence Blue Book from Coldwell Banker Commercial – a company that specializes in tracking commercial real estate moves and helping assist with the process – Southern California has seen a major spike in business moves. The report states this surge in moving is due to a wide range of factors, including low vacancy rates, increased land sale, and strong activity at ports in cities like Los Angeles and Long Beach.

“Employment is predicted to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent over the next five years, adding over 300,000 jobs across all industry sectors,” said the report of the Los Angeles market.

So how does the moving process for a business come to fruition? Meticulous planning and attention to detail are a must, and having a solid plan in place will help ease the process immensely.

One business in this region that recently completed a move was the YWCA of Pasadena. The YWCA of Pasadena is a non-profit organization that serves women and girls in the area, and focuses on empowering them through a variety of platforms.

“Being a non-profit, we have programs after school for girls in the area,” said Jessica Kubel, executive director of the YWCA of Pasadena. “The week that we did the move, we had to put our programs on hold for a few days so we could complete the moving process.”

Kubel and the staff at the YWCA were looking for a safer building for their girls that was ADA compliant, in a better location, had better parking, and more affordable rent. The recent real-estate surge for Southern California made this possible, and soon enough, they were in their new building.

The move took about a week total, with a majority of the move taking place over two days where most of the big items were transported to the new location.

“This is the first time I’ve had to move the organization, so it was a little new to me,” Kubel said. “(Some challenges were) just having have to re-do all of our I.T. servers, and making sure that our clients, supporters, and donors knew where the new location was. Other than that, it was pretty smooth.”

Finding companies that can handle moves of this magnitude can be a struggle, but one company that has made a name for itself in the commercial business moving industry is the nationally recognized moving company, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

With more than 350 locations across the United States and more than six million moves completed, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has established themselves as the leaders of the moving community.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® was able to assist Kubel in moving the YWCA building over a year ago, providing the assistance needed and also doing it for a good cause.

“It worked out really nicely with (TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®),” Kubel said. “They were able to donate the moving services to us because we are a non-profit organization.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s Pasadena franchise has been involved with many of the commercial business moves highlighted in the Blue Book report, and they are receiving anywhere from three to five business move requests per month.

“Usually businesses get a few different quotes, and they generally go with us because of the higher quality of service,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Pasadena Marketing Manager Stefanie Shook. “The process for a business move is very similar to a home move. We take a look at everything they are trying to move to help us get a better understanding of how many packers, movers, drivers, and trucks we will need to complete the move. Smaller businesses tend to just want to pack themselves, where larger businesses tend to need help packing.”

According to Shook, the most important factor of a business move is communication. They work to have an exact plan for the process before everything begins, and they remain available for contact at all times throughout the move.

Along with communication, Shook said they strive to provide a level of trust and peace of mind for the businesses they are moving, and they go out of their way to do all they can.

“Businesses can expect all of the same great qualities they would receive during a home move from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®,” Shook said. “We provide peace of mind by having drug tested, background checked, fully trained and uniformed movers, all of their furniture padded and stretch wrapped, and the same level of quality care that has run our business for over 30 years.”

The Blue Book Report from Coldwell Banker commercial highlighted a few other regions of the country seeing a major boost in commercial real estate markets, including the Midwest, Northeast, and South Atlantic areas. The Midwest and the Northeast are also seeing a high number of multi-family business moves over the last year.

Move your business fast and efficiently using these five tips

The very thought of moving your business can be stressful, almost as stressful as the move itself. As a business owner, there are several moving parts as you prepare for move day. When you choose TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we want your experience to be nothing short of positive and easy. As the “Movers Who Care®” we want to take the stress of moving your business off of your shoulders so you can get back to what matters most, your business. To ensure you are adequately prepared for your business move, we’ve developed a few important tips for how to ease the stress for you and your employees.

TMAT538De-clutter before moving

Once your business has decided to make the big move, it’s time to start fresh and part ways with all of that clutter. In order to make your move a smooth and clean process you will need to make sure you and your employees do just that … CLEAN. It’s silly to pay money for the moving company to move multiple boxes of clutter that are only going to sit in that storage closet in your new building. When it comes to decluttering in an organized fashion, try using three different colored sticky notes to classify what you’re going to keep, what can be thrown away, and what will be donated.

Make a checklist

When moving a business, big or small, there are many details that cannot afford to go unnoticed. Make sure you have created a checklist at least one month prior to your move date. This checklist should include all of the items that need to be packed and jobs that need to be done, such as disconnecting computers and machines. This will help you avoid unnecessary stress come moving day and will allow you to provide your movers with clear direction in order for them to work efficiently because time is money.

Do you have hundreds of boxes? Make a numbering system.

Number your boxes with a brief description of what is inside them and which department they need to go to in the new building. Record the numbers and descriptions of all the boxes into a document. This will come in handy to ensure an organized unload of furniture and boxes during the move. The movers will have an easier time figuring out where everything goes to avoid you having to micro-manage the move.

Notify your customers and update your contact information ahead of time

Giving your customers a heads up a few months in advance allows them to prepare for the move. It is suggested that you notify your customers on three separate occasions. The first should be about 60 days out. This is when you should announce what the new address will be and when you should alert the post office of your upcoming move. Two months will also allow time for you and your employees to place orders for new business cards, stationary, brochures, and other necessary business forms. The second notice should be made 30 days before the move. Your first notice will more than likely go unnoticed or be misplaced, so a second notice never hurts. The final notice should be the day after the move or when everything is unpacked and the business is up and running efficiently. This is when you should put in for mail transfers at the post office. During the final notice you should encourage your employees to reach out to businesses and important customers to ensure they have made note of your move. Keeping your customers in the loop is important when moving your business because you want to ensure the move is not only a smooth transition for you and your employees, but also for your valued customers.

TMAT558Move over the weekend to avoid disruption in your business

The transition for a business from one building to another can be a long and grueling process and many businesses have to close down temporarily to accommodate their moving needs. While it may not be ideal to move during the weekend, it helps avoid disruption in your business, and will also allow you a few days to get everything in order before Monday morning, which will be beneficial to the company in the long run.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. We are leaders in the moving and packing industry. Let us help move you forward! For more moving, packing, or relocation tips, subscribe to our blog or like us on Facebook.