When It is Time to Make the Move

According to Texas Governor Abbott, the population of Texas has doubled since 2020 due to the large influx of residents from other states. Coincidentally, the policies in other states have been driving people out since the onset of Covid restrictions. While all businesses are open in states like Texas and Florida, with no requirements for entry to any facilities (save for hospitals), many of the coastal states are still enforcing strict regulations on businesses that increase their costs and make surviving and thriving near impossible.

And that is why it’s no surprise that businesses in the oppressed states are turning to national moving companies like The Advance Group to orchestrate their moves across state lines. Moving within a short distance is less complicated; you really need professional guidance to move the contents of your businesses and relocate employees simultaneously while maintaining business continuity.

Prior to the recent health restrictions, the top reasons businesses moved out of state were:

  1. To lower taxes
  2. Save money
  3. Business Growth
  4. Access more skilled labor
  5. Solve logistical issues

The ability to work remotely has led to a mass migration as people have moved regardless of location of their employers, just to flee restrictions and high costs of living. For starters, states like Texas and Florida do not impose state taxes on income. That savings alone puts a few thousand dollars back into the employee’s pocket.

Over the past year, the cost of everything has risen ranging from gas to food to medical care, shrinking the average person’s paycheck without compensating for the difference with raises. 

If you have determined that moving out of state is the best course of action for your business, your moving company can help you plan the move in stages to make the process smoother for everyone involved. For employees whose job functions can be performed remotely, the transition will be easier, and they can be relocated at any time during the process.

Coordinating your move involves taking an itinerary of your office contents, determining what may require storage, where furniture and network items will be relocated and what type of work must occur at the new facility to ready it for installation and furnishing of your existing belongings.

The move should be coordinated around your building’s schedule so not to hold up elevators or disturb other office spaces while your items are being moved. You will also want to arrange the schedule so when furniture arrives at the new location, everything has been completed on site to prepare for the configuration you have planned. If you are moving to grow, that is an important consideration which may require new equipment and upgraded services. The new location should be prepped for whatever you plan to install, and everything should be tested prior to move in day.

A professional mover will carefully pack, label and organize everything so items can easily be set up in the new location according to plans. Moving across state lines is a big decision but working with the right movers can make a big difference in the experience.

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