Moving your business offices is no simple feat–between perusing the real estate market for the perfect building and arranging for your systems and operations to be down for the move, it’s hard to keep the details straight. When you are planning for an office move in Dallas, you need to keep these key factors in mind:

  • What needs to be packed and how it will be packed
  • Considerations for specialty items, such as office machinery and computer technologies
  • Your plans for moving or purchasing furniture
  • Moving quotes and insurance
  • Delay or loss in profits during the move
  • The total time required until the move is completed
  • The size of your move


In the North Dallas Moving and Storage office moving guide, we walk you through the steps to get your move rolling. A key concern business owners face is accurately budgeting for their move. In this article, we’ll break down the biggest factors impacting the cost of your move, as well as a general idea of how much they may cost.



What to Consider When Moving a Commercial Office

As you begin reaching out to moving companies to prepare for your office move, you may find the quotes become very extensive and may be higher than you were expecting. So, what factors impact the cost of your move the most?


Size of Move

Whether you’re sizing up or downsizing, the size of your move will have a great effect on the cost. Most moving companies in Dallas will provide a wide range of estimated costs depending on the size of the office spaces you are moving. For example:

  • A 1,500 square foot office move could cost between $750 and $4,500, depending on labor demands, amount of furniture, and specialty items.
  • A 3,000 square foot office move could cost between $1,500 to $9,000, depending on the same factors listed above.
  • A 10,000 square foot office move may start at $5,000 and go as high as $30,000, depending on the number of employee equipment, workstations, and more.


In some situations, your office may require less furniture to be packed and moved. This can lower your moving costs, so it’s important to get a thorough quote with a reputable moving company. The experts at NDMS will ask clarifying questions beyond the square footage of your spaces in order to give you the most accurate quote possible.



When you’re packing a residence, it’s easy to cut costs by packing things yourself or having friends and family assist in the process. But labor laws and expensive, sensitive equipment can make it difficult or unsafe to do this without professional help.

Employees may not feel comfortable packing and moving the office if it is outside the scope of their responsibilities, and this could create a situation of workplace injury. Additionally, if items are improperly packed, they could be damaged during the move, which can be a costly mistake!

When shopping for quotes, be sure to ask about what items may require specialty packing and for an estimate on packing services. This can range between a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on the size of the move and items requiring specialty packing.


Loss of Profits

During your office move, there’s a strong chance you and your employees will not be able to conduct business as usual. Systems are down and employees do not have access to their usual equipment, so profits may be at a halt during this time.

Office moves can take anywhere between one month to one year before they are completed. This doesn’t mean your entire office is rendered unusable, as certain teams may be able to get back to usual operations more quickly than others. However, you need to budget which teams will have the longest downtime and anticipate how that will impact your business operations until the move is completed.


Get the Work Done With NDMS

The biggest cost for moving offices can often be the surprise fees and hidden costs. While there are many reputable, insured moving companies in Dallas, most price their jobs on an hourly basis. This means that should your movers hit traffic or inclement weather, you’re often the one footing the bill. Additionally, most moving companies charge at the end of the move, where incidental fees can sneak up on you and can go over your expected budget.

At NDMS, we provide thorough, upfront quotes with zero hidden fees, so you always get the high quality services you pay for. When you build your moving plan with the experts at NDMS, you know what you’re paying for and can accurately budget for the costs, with no surprises–ever!


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