Differences Between Commercial Moving and Residential Moving

While they are both moving services, commercial and residential moving have differences from each other. Residential moving is moving to and from another home, while commercial moving is moving an office, business, store, school, and more. Here are some of the key differences between the two:

Simplicity

When you break it down, residential moves are a lot easier than commercial moves. All you have to do is pack up a few rooms, and you’re good to go. Yes, you will have some heavy furniture, but it can easily all be moved by a moving team. Commercial moves take a little more planning. You have large machinery, desks, office furniture, IT equipment, and other fragile items that need to be transported. That will take up a lot of time and space.

Time Sensitivity

When it comes to figuring out a time to move for either residential or commercial moving, commercial moving may just have to happen faster. Residential moving can typically occur slower, mainly because it won’t take as much time as a commercial move anyway. Commercial moves usually have to be instant. You have employees, clients, or customers that need you to be in a physical setting. 

Transporting Items

When you are taking part in a commercial move, you typically need one truck or so to get everything to your new space. For a commercial move, you could have a few moving trucks depending on how big of a space you’re working with. Offices, warehouses, labs, and medical facilities could take multiple trucks to be able to move all of their belongings. You can also take some items from your home into your car to bring alongside you, but with a commercial move, most items are typically too large to do so. 

Moving Team

A moving team for a residential move will be a lot smaller than the one for commercial moves. You will need a bunch of people to lift heavy equipment and be able to carry it. Some items might not fit in elevators if they are even an option. For residential moves, you may need two or three workers to do everything. That won’t work for the majority of commercial moves! Make sure you have the right amount of moving team members to make your move as easy as it can be.

Contact RARE Moving & Storage

RARE Moving & Storage is here to help you or your business with residential and commercial moving services in Massachusetts. We can help you move to go as smoothly as possible! Contact us to learn more about how our moving team can help you. Call us today or send us a message on our contact form for a free moving estimate!

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