Does your office furniture magically appear or set itself up? The short answer, no!
Picture it: you walk into your place of work – it could be an office/bank/school etc. You sit down at your desk and begin your day: answering e-mails at your desk, working on projects, whatever your day entails. After about an hour or so, you raise your standing desk so you can stretch your legs while you continue working. You return to sitting in your comfy chair. You collaborate with team members on the white board or around the boardroom table.
Do you ever wonder how those items got there? Did they magically appear? It seems like they do. Like the fairy tale – the Shoemaker and the Elves. These elves though, are the members of the office furniture moving industry. These hardworking people of all genders make your office space as comfortable, clean and appealing as possible. Paying attention to the smallest details.
While it seems these office transformations happen overnight, there are many days, weeks or even months that go into the planning and execution of an office move or set up. The first contact comes through to CSS via a Google search, a referral, or by someone clicking the “contact us” area on our website www.cssoffice.com. Our diligent Account Mangers ask all the questions to understand what you require. They ask the details of where you are moving, what’s moving and gather all the details in between! They measure, then measure again, to be sure they know the fit and space requirements. They assist you in the design of your new or rearranged space. They help plan out what your space will look like, including assisting with individual office layouts. They plan out the route and finally, they help you plan the day or days of the move (and the days leading up to the move and days after your move too!). Your team will have filled, labeled, sturdy, and strong moving bins with their personal items, and their specific office chair – because we are all very particular about our chairs and of course that’s important to us, because it is important to you!
Then the real magic happens. This is where CSS shines and brings life to your office space!
The CSS team of installers and movers arrive on scene. The installers begin to disassemble the desks for easier transport, because you likely know the famous “PIVOT” scene from Friends, the smaller the surface to move, the better (but CSS could have moved that couch, no problem). They take down whiteboards, artwork, wall-hung overheads and anything else on the walls that’s moving with you.
Meanwhile the movers are organizing the bins by person, moving the chairs out of the space, manoeuvring the filing cabinets onto dollies for easier transport, wrapping computers and monitors with all the cables and cords in special computer bags with your name. They load all the other effects of the office – bulletin boards, artwork, white boards, fridges, coffee makers, you name it! – onto dollies, panel carts, tubs or file carts, taking care to wrap items with moving blankets when needed to prevent damage. On to the trucks we go! In, one, two, ten trips, your office is off to the new location. Then the reverse happens. All the items that came out, go back in. When you and your team come back to the office on your next workday, it will be like you’ve always been at that location.
Keeping in mind that the above is a simplified high-level overview of what steps could take place to get your office space set up properly and entail only a few of the moving pieces as seen by our clients and/or their staff.
We pride ourselves on making our clients’ moving requirements, service needs or furniture purchases as simplified as possible. We know first-hand that what the client sees is not always the whole picture. If you’re every wondering all the steps that are taken care of by CSS, don’t be shy to ask one of our Account Managers or qualified staff about all the coordinated steps necessary to ensure a seamless and uninterrupted moving/service/furniture experience.
Moving an entire office is one of the more intricate services we provide, but it is just one of the many services offered by our company. To see the full list of the services CSS offers, check out this link to our services page!
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but your office sure could be!
At the end of the day, if you arrive at your new office space without skipping a beat in your workday, we call that a success and a move gone well! If you’re interested in knowing what that feels like, call or email our office today!