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Packing for a Commercial Move: Your Checklist

Updated: May 29

Moving your business can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be with the right commercial moving services. Once you have established your move will take place, it’s time to get started on all the minor details of your commercial move. We’ve put together this helpful checklist to help the move go smoothly, keep reading to learn more.

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Select a move committee

The first thing you need to do is select a move committee that can oversee the entire process. This usually comprises IT, HR, Operations and other interested and qualified people.

Establish a budget

As a business, it’s important to watch the numbers. While it may be an investment to be relocating your business, you still need to establish how much you can afford to spend. Putting together a budget also helps you to be aware of what areas you will have to spend money on during the relocation and where you can save a little bit of extra money.

Coordinate the moving of servers with IT support

Many workplaces have important documents and data saved on external hard drives and rely on IT equipment to function. So it’s important to make sure the movement of these items is planned and meticulous. Your commercial removal specialists can often help with IT decommissioning and recommissioning.

Other things to consider

Here are a few more things you’ll need to take care of before the move:


-       Contact the telecommunications/data provider to schedule a cut-over date and to get new numbers or move existing ones.

-       Confirm your long-distance carrier or change it.

-       Check the existing lease for restoration requirements/conditions for returning the current space to the landlord.

-       Order keys from the building.

-       Contact the building to confirm the locations of the signage.

-       Obtain a qualified commercial removals specialist by interviewing 2-4 companies, depending on the size of the job.


The team at Burton & Smith are ready to help you with your commercial move. We offer commercials and office moves as well as domestic removals. Whether you are moving down the road or overseas, our team is on hand to make the process smooth. Get in touch today to learn about our removal services.

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