Tips for New York City Office Moving On a Budget

Moving cardboard boxes and personal belongings in empty office space

Let’s face it: Office moving in New York City is tough. It can also get expensive. However, if you’re willing to get a little creative, there are ways to do it without breaking the bank. For companies, organizations, and institutions with limited budgets like startups and nonprofit organizations, commercial moving often presents a whole new dimension of issues due to budget constraints. Fortunately, there’s a few simple but effective tips to help your office moving project go seamlessly and efficiently, even on a budget.

Create a budget: Always make an office moving budget in advance of your relocation. Doing so can help to track expenses, prioritize what needs to be done, and offers an opportunity to find savings whenever possible. When planning a New York City office relocation, covering every segment of the process is crucial. This will help you avoid the various mistakes that people make due to a lack of being informed. Ultimately, this will lead to saving money. It might be time consuming, but if you want to cut expenses on your commercial move, you must put some effort into it and creating a budget is a great first step

Office purge: Before your commercial moving project actually begins, always be sure to conduct an office purge by disposing of any unneeded documents and supplies in your office. Office purges are a great way to save both time and money when moving your office, making them great for companies on a tight budget! Be sure to inform your employees clearly on what they can dispose of and when it needs to be done by. You can even have fun doing it by throwing an “office purge party” and getting everyone involved.

Professional help: To ensure you’ll have the most efficient and cost effective office move possible, seek the help of high-quality professional movers (that’s us!). This way, you can be ensured of your moving project being organized and items being safely transported to your next destination.

Create a moving checklist: Creating a moving checklist is another must when your budget is limited. A checklist can help you stay organized and to prioritize what needs to be done, optimizing your efficiency, and saving your business both time and money.

Get creative, be thrifty: There are plenty of ways to intelligently save money without sacrificing the quality of your move or safety of your items. For example, instead of buying boxes check with liquor or grocery stores for extra boxes for free. You can also get creative and save on other packing materials. Instead of buying bubble wrap, consider using soft items that you already own to protect your belongings like sheets, or even newspaper for breakable items.

Get staff involved: For companies with limited budgets, always enlist the aid of all your employees and managers, even when you hire professional office movers to get the hard part done. Ask them to help with packing and assign certain responsibilities to specific employees to make the overall moving process easier.

Scout locations: Look at as many office locations and types of offices as possible within your budget. Although it’s no secret that the New York City office market is very competitive, don’t just take whatever pops up first. Take the most time you can to find the best location possible from a financial point of view. Flexible work spaces are increasingly becoming the office of the future, which will also save you financially

To have Eagle Transfer help with your upcoming New York City office move, call Niko Krommydas at 212-741-0404 or send an email to nkrommydas@eagletransfer.com