Owning a business has so many benefits in financial needs, advocacies and working for certain causes and other personal uses. Along with those good things are challenges and risks. Many factors involved are crucial for the business’ profit and flourishing. The business may or may not be successful considering them, and one of those factors is the location.
Choosing the location of your business is very important to be decided upon carefully because it’s for a long-term purpose. On the other side of the coin, business relocation is one of the options for some businesses, both new and old, which think that their current location is not effective enough for their advantage.
Talking about business relocations, you can hire a company to help you move out and into another place, but you can also do it yourself. Of course, there are tons of great boons when you get help from professional relocation companies, however, if you prefer moving on your own, that’s possible as well. There are also benefits to that. Check the list below to find out!
 OWN SCHEDULE
Finalizing a business relocation comes after several times of thinking and weighing things out. It is not easy, especially if you have ongoing work that cannot be paused yet for you to work on relocating your company. Also, some situations may cause delays and sudden cancellations of moving out on certain days.
That’s where the importance of do-it-yourself business relocations when it comes to time management comes in! If you relocate your own business yourself, the schedule is up to you and none else. You decide the dates and times. You can take it slow or at a moderate pace as needed by the adjustments you are doing; again, that’s especially when your business is still operating while preparing to move out or while it is slowly being executed already.
You can choose to immediately pause or stop the relocation if the need arises because of changes and modifications in the schedule. When you hire relocation companies, of course, you have to give definite schedules and stick to them. You’re lucky if they will be kind enough to allow many schedule changes, but don’t expect too much because you are probably not their only client. Adjustments can be done only depending on both parties’ agreement. On the other hand, DIY business relocations enable you to move when you want and need to.
 MATERIAL CHOICE
Some office facilities and business items are sensitive that when you will move them to another place, you must use specific materials for their safety and functionality. If you do your relocation, you know what your items are, so you can pick the materials and products to be utilized in carrying and packing them.
In that way, you will be sure and calmed that your things will be transported well and will arrive at your new office in the same working condition as before.
 ADD WHAT YOU WANT
Sometimes, when you hire people from other companies, you tend to be shy or hesitant to request adding this and that at the last minute. That’s because your late-notice requests after a tiring day or moving stuff might cause inconvenience to those people.
With DIY business relocations, you can immediately add the protective coverings and seals for materials you will be moving. You can add boxes, tapes, plastics and more depending on what you think would be most securing for your fragile items. Moreover, you can add new stuff to the new location.
 PEOPLE YOU KNOW
Even though it’s called “do-it-yourself”, do not deny that you cannot do the job all by yourself. You need assistance from other people, and this time, it’s from people you know. Your parents, uncles, nephews, and friends can help you move your business to a fresh place.
This makes you more at ease because you select people you can trust and you know can help you a lot because of their abilities and skills. At the same time, you will be more relaxed, and you don’t have to keep an eye on every single thing at all since everyone aiding you is close to your heart.
Although moving out and moving in can be tiring, you will enjoy and have fun too as you are with people dear to you. It could be a wonderfully unexpected time of bonding and catching up!
 NO POSSIBILITY OF ITEM LOSS
Since it’s you who will monitor throughout the whole moving process and execute it as well with people you know, you will instantly know when something is missing. Added to the fact that you are helped with people you’re sure are trustworthy, you can guarantee that your belongings will arrive complete to your new office and store location.
Lost items from business relocations can be due to misplacement or theft. The latter is the last thing you’d ever want while moving out. It could happen when you hire a relocation agency if you did not make sure of their honesty and authenticity.
 HANDLING PREFERENCE
If you are very sensitive when it comes to handling materials from your business or when your products are extremely fragile, it’s best to do the relocation yourself. It’s because you can choose the handling preference without stressing out that other people might pick them up and carry them irresponsibly.
When you encounter bad-quality relocation companies, you might experience rude, clumsy and careless staff that do not completely follow instructions from you. You must avoid them at all costs by making sure you hire reputable relocation companies with excellent service 24/7.
 FINANCIAL SAVINGS
You can choose materials which are cheaper but the same in good quality with those products recommended by known movers. Sometimes, they might just choose brands they collaborate with, that’s why they suggest pricier brands. Meanwhile, if you do it yourself, you can save money instead of biting into abusive companies’ bait to take more money from clients who are not fully informed.
You can use your vehicles or rent at affordable prices for transporting facilities and items. Depending on your conversation with your family and friends who will help you move your business, you can pay them monetarily but not as costly as when you are hiring expert movers. At the same time, you might agree on treating them with delicious meals instead of paying them. You won’t be spending based on time.
You will be saving loads of money from DIY business relocations! You can use them for other improvements and developments in your office.
MOVE IT YOURSELF
Hiring a relocation company is a huge help, but if what you want is full control and management of your moving out and moving in, then DIY business relocations are for you. The thing that you will appreciate and love about it is that everything is in your hands from beginning to end. You are mainly in charge of everything, so you see and know how things are going.
While you can go to experts for help, as long as you know what to do and how to do them properly, relocating your business yourself also has good stuff in store for you!
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Travel, health, shopping, lifestyle and business are among the many subjects she writes about. Through quality and well-researched writing, she informs and even entertains readers about things that matter. She is also interested in film critiquing and filmmaking. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.