When you get ready to move your office, there’s all sorts of chaos going on around you. You probably have more than a handful of questions. But here are some of the most common ones:
1. How Do I Check the Safety Record of My Moving Company?
You can do this easily by going to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SAFER system. You can search by company name, US DOT number, or MC/MX number. However, you should know the CRN network only includes the very best movers in each market across the nation. A rigorous selection process means you never have to worry about the quality of your moving company.
2. When is the Best Time to Plan for My Move?
Most companies take 1-3 months to do the planning. The larger your move, the more time you should take to plan it. Generally, the smaller the move, the more companies procrastinate. Don’t do it – you’ll find yourself in trouble at the last minute! CRN members are fully prepared to work in their respective climates. So if you need to move in the middle of a rough New England winter, forge ahead. You can always get a quote well in advance and then make your move when it’s actually time.
3. What Should I Pay Attention to in Regard to My Technology Needs?
There’s a lot to look at in this regard. Christopher Elliot, in a post at Microsoft Business, says to “let your applications help you move.” What he means by this is to save all your old settings and migrate them to your new hardware and software. That way, you can get up and running right away. The most difficult of all applications is usually your e-mail. Make sure you’ve accounted for that or talk it over with your CRN team for help.
4. How Much Will My Move Cost?
You can get a quote from your CRN team. However, the main factors affecting cost (according to MyMovingReviews.com), include the weight of the items you want to transport, the distance you’re moving, and the time it takes to load and unload your inventory.
5. Should I Get Online Quotes or Onsite Estimates?
Always have someone visit you in person, recommends SmallBusinessComputing.com. A lot can go wrong without a visual inspection. For example, your move may require special equipment. An online quote simply cannot account for that. Plus, you won’t get any surprises when you get your final bill. If you follow the advice you get from those answers, you’ll do just fine.