Are you looking to move offices, but aren’t quite sure about the cost?
How much you pay to move offices can vary greatly depending on your geographical location, how far the move is, and how much stuff you’re moving. But, about how much should you expect to pay?
Check out this guide to learn how much money you’ll spend when moving an office.
How Much Does Moving an Office Cost?
If you’re moving out of a 1500 square-foot office, you can expect to pay between $750 and $4500. If your office is 3000-10,000 square feet, then you can expect to pay between $1500 and $9000.
If your office is more than 10,000 square feet, you can expect to pay $10,000 to $30,000. There are also additional costs to consider that may leave you with a higher bill, including:
- Working with a moving consultant, aka, someone who helps plan your move, can cost a few hundred to a few thousand extra dollars
- Long carries or shuttling equipment or boxes through elevators can take more time, and therefore, cost you more money
- Packing and reconnecting data and voice lines can cost you an extra $200 or so per hour
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Factors That Affect the Cost of an Office Move
There are also a number of other factors that can affect the total cost of your office move, including:
Your New Space
When moving offices, you need to think about more than just the size of your old space, you also need to think about the state of your new place.
In other words, look at the infrastructure of your new office and determine if it can support your network and desired office layout. Can it. support your internet and cabling? Will you need to reconfigure the conference room? Will you need to build out a new server room?
All of these things can affect the total cost of your move.
When estimating the total cost of your move, you’ll also need to consider how much of the move you’re outsourcing. Are you having employees help with the move, or are you leaving mostly everything up to the movers?
You should also look at your IT needs. Do you plan on having your IT team follow you from site to site to move your equipment, or are you going to have staff members help with that?
You’ll also want to figure out what you plan on doing with your existing equipment.
Are you simply going to move all of your existing equipment, or do you plan on purchasing new hardware? Ultimately, the more items you move, the more labor that’ll be required to move these items, and the more you can expect to pay.
Moving an Office: Are You Ready?
Now that you understand the costs associated with moving an office, it’s time to determine whether or not a big office move is within your budget. If the answer is yes, then it’s time to start looking into moving companies.
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