Preserving What Can’t Be Thrown Away

Preserving What Can’t Be Thrown Away

Running a workplace can create a whole host of problems.

But Business Move Solutions Inc. (BMSi) is here to provide you with the Workplace Solutions that’ll solve them.

Whether your business is making a major move to a new location, has an office in dire need of renovations at end of the lease, workstation cleaning (or installation or reconfiguration of upgraded furniture), have items that need to be warehoused, records that need to be archived safely while still being accessible, or is decommissioning a space as part of a reorganization—BMSi can help you manage essential tasks that are not part of your core business.

We can provide solutions for just about any kind of business in the greater Philadelphia metro region with our savvy consultants or our on-the-ground team that can do work that needs doing directly. This includes Pennsylvania (Bucks and Montgomery counties), southern New Jersey (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, and Cape May counties), and Delaware (New Castle County).

When your business moving to another location, it’s clear that there’s a great deal to do, including carefully planning how your new space will need to be setup. But even if your staying in your current location, taking an analytical look at how your space is organized might still be in order.

The fact is that architectural realities and interior design—often driven by technological change—shapes every workplace, which in turn shapes the people working within. This actuality will come together whether there is forethought or not (i.e., a managerial strategy of just hoping for the best). In contrast, it can be shaped and created through a professional process that has the big picture in focus at all times.

Creating a functional, ergonomic, and productive workplace demands an eye for design, an understanding of current tech, and a team that can make the well-thought-out blueprint an actual reality. Then there’s the (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime lesson that we’ve experienced for the last year: there is an ongoing need to mitigate the spread of communicable diseases in the places where people come together. All of this creates a challenging suite of issues to balance—the kind that BMSi can help any client manage better.

Whether it’s installing the latest modular workstations, moveable partitions, unsnarling a tangle of wiring with a proper cable management system, glass walls, office painting, carpeting or safely storing assets that are just getting in the way, we can provide services that will make managing your business easier.

We can come into your workplace, study how it’s set up and how it’s working, and then develop ideas and plans that will make it better. Whether what needs to happen is some tweaking or a full-on renovation, we can bring to your attention industry best practices and design concepts that may make a huge difference over the long run.

And if your business is on the move or near the end of the lease, we can handle the planning, prep, move, and cleanup for you:

  • At your old space, doing everything to meet all the end-of-lease requirements like repairs (walls, doors, windows, blinds, ceiling tiles, carpets, concrete floors, and all plumbing and electrical work that is needed) and cleaning (warehouses, restrooms, kitchens, appliances, cabinets, removing signage).
  • Handling the move itself with a crew of experienced and fully insured professionals who will box up and transport everything you’re taking with you to your new space.
  • Prepping your new business’s home, including fully installing your computer system and taking care of any specialized electrical or plumbing needs ahead of the move.
  • Warehousing any items that you don’t want to dispose of but don’t have an immediate need for.
  • Archiving valuable records at our facility that provides 24/7 security and a climate-controlled atmosphere that will protect your property going forward.

Business Move Solutions Inc. (BMSi) provides a wide range of Workplace Solutions that can save your enterprise time, money, and headaches. Let us share our knowledge and experience and help build the foundation on which your business can grow.

Moving Your Office At the End of Your Lease

Moving Your Office At the End of Your Lease

When it’s time to pick up the pieces — all of the pieces — and relocate your office there are hundred-and-one things to do. Actually … you’ll be lucky if there are only that many items on the list.

This is even more intense if you’re moving your office at the end of a lease — regardless of whether it’s because your company’s needs have changed or your landlord has other plans for space. Not only does everything need to move, but there are requirements in most leases that need to be met when moving out of the space to avoid the additional out-of-pocket expenses.

It’s hard to know where to start and a thorough review of the lease agreement will lend a clear understanding of the work that will need to be accomplished to decommission the space.  It is certainly expected that the office will be cleaned backward-and-forwards  There may also be a need to, fix those nasty gashes in the wall that, at the time, were easier to just cover up by moving a desk or bookcase over a few feet. And if you aren’t bringing all those cubicles with you, those need to go too.

Let’s just say that one of our purposes in life here at Business Move Solutions is to take over much of this process for you. We’ll do the work, shrink that checklist, and let you focus on other things.

We specialize in all aspects of office moving and office maintenance — including fixing walls, painting, and carpet cleaning, space planning, decommissioning — and a whole host of Workplace Solutions. What our in-house staff can’t handle will get done promptly by the dependable contractors that we have year-round — as opposed to a one-off — relationship with. We also do furniture installation, archive records, warehousing/asset management.

First Things First

Planning is the key. As in, advanced planning. Starting twelve months out, it’s time to comb through your lease and make sure you understand what you’re responsible for. Carpet cleaning? Wall repair? Repainting? As transition planning experts we are happy to help with that review.

Then put together a team that’s going to be responsible for the move and empower them — with a realistic budget — to take the steps necessary to ensure that your end-of-lease requirements are met.

A big part of this planning process should be ensuring that there are good lines of communication not only in-house, but also with your current and future landlords, the many clients and suppliers who need to know you’re soon to be elsewhere, and any outside contractors (hey, like Business Move Solutions) who are going to play a role in the movie.

Kicking It Into Gear

There’s a saying that goes, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” You want your move to be orderly. Ergo, you better not crimp on the logistics.

This means things like bringing the floor plan of your new space to your old space, tape measure in hand, and having a plan about what will fit where (and what might not fit through a doorway without removing the door from the hinges … every inch counts in the moving biz). Oh and by the way, if you need help developing the floor plan as well as the build-out of your new space our experienced Workplace Solutions team is ready to help.

Sounds Easy Peasy, Right?

Moving an office because it’s the end of your lease means lots of issues — on both the front and back end. Not only settling into your new space but fixing everything to meet the requirements of the expiring lease on the old place.

If you’re ready for all that, more power to you. But if you want to ensure a safe, successful transition and a satisfied former landlord, remember that Business Move Solutions is here to help.

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