The Best Time for Corporate Relocation

The timing of corporate relocation is influenced by many factors. The term of the lease, the need to move into a new workspace within a certain period and business expansion or strategic shift, are some of the quintessential elements determining the exact timing. Most business owners or managers will choose the time for corporate relocation based on the pressing needs, but one must also factor in when it is ideal to move. Random timings are not ideal, even if they are necessary in the given circumstances. Here is how you can choose the best time for corporate relocation.

• Summer is the peak time or high season for moving. Most companies prefer summer because it is the time when extreme weather events are less likely, and it is just easier to move when it is warm outside. Since most companies try to move during summer, it is the busiest time of the year for movers, especially from May through September. You are unlikely to find the earliest convenient date as the mover may be already tied up for the week or several weeks. You are unlikely to get any major concession or discount as the mover doesn’t need to reduce its prices. You are also likely to have fewer people to help you since many employees tend to take off during school holidays. Fall through winter and early spring are much better times for corporate relocation. It can save you money and you will be able to find the most convenient date and day.

• Many companies must deal with the dilemma of whether to move during business hours or after. It is always better to move during business hours. You will have your employees to lend a hand. Most employees would not be around after their workday is over. Those who stay back will not be very excited about it. Many office buildings will charge you for access after business hours and there may be fees to facilitate the moving. It is simply easier to move during the day.

• It is also easy to move midweek and sometime during the second or third week of a month. Midweek is when employees are slightly relieved. The first two days are usually stressful and there is a lot of catching up to do. Employees would not want to spend their weekend chipping in to facilitate corporate relocation. The first week and the last week of any month are typically busier. Most businesses have a relatively easy time during the second and third weeks so corporate relocation becomes a much more convenient exercise.