What’s the Difference Between a Residential and Commercial Move?

Why You Should Choose a Residential Moving Company For Your Next Move

The difference between a residential move and commercial move can be hard to understand. The term “commercial” is often used interchangeably with words like “business,” or “office.” However, there are some important differences in the two types of moves that have an impact on both the planning and execution process with moving companies in Miami FL.

In a residential move, your items are going to be moved into or out of an individual residence. This includes things like bedding, appliances and clothing. When you’re moving commercial property (think office equipment), it is more often than not being transported between different business locations. It’s important to understand these differences because they affect how each type of move should be planned for and executed.

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Beds, sheets and pillows may need to be protected with quilts before loading them onto trucks as well as protecting furniture from scratches during loading/unloading by using padding materials such as blankets or bubble wrap bags; whereas in a commercial relocation there would usually only need to be appropriate protective packaging for fragile items.

Moving between different business locations may require changes in hours of operation or the availability to receive deliveries and/or visitors; whereas with a residential move, these are rarely an issue as you would only be exchanging one residence for another. Whenever possible, it is always best to allow ample time when arranging your commercial moving date so that we can schedule around times where necessary restrictions will need to be put into place.

Some other factors such as insurance requirements also differ based on whether there is a residence involved or not. That said, both types of moves should have some form of inventory taking done ahead of time to determine what needs special attention during packing and unloading – sheetrock being lifted by workers rather than hoisted by a crane, for example.

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