If you’re looking for office movers in Toronto or you need another kind of commercial relocation, Phillips Office Moving Services will make it easy to move your business or office within the GTA.
Minimizing your downtime is high on your list of priorities, and organization is the key. A detailed map of your new layout will make your move quicker and minimize any confusion.
Phillips has moved the offices of Thompson Hotels, Aventis Consulting, CHUM, City TV, Toronto Theatre Alliance, and KPMB Architects, Czech Airlines, Crawford Technology, Academy of Learning, Theatre Direct, Terraquip, Lord Cultural, Sigma XL, Bio-Lab/Chemtura, Better Living Health, Midwife Alliance, Boys and Girls Club, Expertech, Delta Airlines, Canadian Food Industry Council, Bank of Montreal, Bayshore, Corporate Concept, Inago Corp. and many more.
Secure storage is available in our climate-controlled, security-monitored warehouse.
Count on us to make your office move smooth and efficient.
Planning Your Office Move
Unless the move involves a stair carry, conventional or 2 drawer filing cabinets can be moved with the contents inside, but all breakables removed.
Contents of 4 drawer, lateral, or wall filing cabinets must be removed and properly packed.
Computers and specialized equipment:
Consult the manufacturer or supplier – in most cases this equipment will require servicing before and after the move.
If your office relocation involves moving servers and other types of IT equipment, let us know. We’ll come up with a plan to move these items safely and strategically to minimize server downtime.
Prepare a floor plan of your new premises and employ a labelling system. We will gladly assist you.
Colour-coded labels will make the move go smoothly and quickly.
- Desks should be labelled on the top surface of the desk on the far right corner.
- Label chairs at the top on the back. Chair cushions should also be labelled.
- Filing cabinets should be labelled on the front of the top drawer. All sections of the sectional filing cabinets should be labelled.
- Each section of bookcases should be labelled on the upper front surface.
- Mark all components of furniture which may become separated during the move.
- Filing cabinets in rows should be labelled consecutively to avoid re-handling.
A complete packing job is essential for an efficient move. Our experienced professional packers are available on a time plus materials rate.
- Cartons, tape and bubble wrap are available for purchase, and we will arrange delivery for you.
- Stationery and supplies stored in cabinets must be packed.
- The bottom of each carton must be properly taped.
- Fill cartons to the top and tape securely. Do not over-fill the cartons as they will be stacked during transit.
- Pictures and mirrors must be taken down and leaned against the walls. Special cartons will be brought on moving day to transport them safely.
Make arrangements for uninterrupted elevator service at both your origin and destination. Our representative will advise you on elevator requirements.
- Rugs should be taken up and re-laid in advance.
- Water coolers, pencil sharpeners and other fixtures should be removed from the walls before the time of the move.
- Limit your own personnel just enough to maintain proper liaison with our supervisor.
- Employee cars and company vehicles must be removed from loading and unloading zones. Trucks require a large area for backing up and turning.
We will need to tip your desks on end so that they can be moved on a dolly. We suggest that you:
- Empty drawers and place the contents in a carton,
- Wrap breakables in paper before packing in cartons,
- Gather small items such as pins, paper clips in an envelope, and
- Bundle papers, pens, and other loose items together with a rubber band.
All books, papers and breakables should be removed and packed in boxes or bins prior to moving day.
Office Moving in Toronto
When looking for commercial movers in Toronto, don’t hesitate to call Phillips Moving & Storage. We have over 90 years of experience with all types of relocations in the Toronto area. Our clients’ testimonials speak for themselves – here are just a few:
I just want to say that we had the absolutely BEST experience moving with Phillips a couple of weeks ago. The Consultant was so professional, friendly, helpful and realistic about all our concerns.
On the day of our move, the crew arrived promptly on time and everything ran perfectly smoothly. The entire team was efficient, professional and pleasant to work with.
A big thanks to all of them from the entire staff of the Toronto Theatre Alliance.J Fraser, Executive Director Toronto Theatre Alliance/
It would be remiss of me to just send a cheque without a huge THANK YOU for the manner “Phillips” managed our office relocation.
At our first meeting your consultant, with a calm, professional manner, looked through the office, estimated how many boxes would be needed, how many men and how many hours would be needed to work to ensure a quick and well-done move.
On the actual day of the move, although everyone certainly worked hard, I never saw him stop moving or even slow down. He assigned work loads and took more than his share of the load.
Please pass on our thanks to this very nice young man.S Leigh Golden-Hauer Investments Limited/