Moving Your B&B to a Larger Location? Four Tips for the Removals Process
If your bed and breakfast is busier than ever and you've decided to move into a new, larger house, you may be wondering how you can navigate the removals process. Luckily, a great team of removalists can help, but there are some tips that can make it easier. Take a look at these ideas:
1. Hire commercial removalists.
If you want to work with professionals who are used to doing removals for businesses, you may want to contact a company who specialises in commercial removals. However, as most of the items in your B&B are the same type of items you have in a residential home, you may be fine working with a residential removals company as well. Contact both types of companies to talk about your needs and figure out which option is a better fit for you.
2. Group each room together.
You don't want to be in a situation where you have multiple guest rooms to unpack and you have no idea which boxes go where. If you are packing your own stuff and having the removalists move it, pack each room individually, and clearly label the boxes from each room something like room #1, suite #2, the green bedroom or however you like to label your rooms.
Then, when you arrive at your new bed and breakfast, hang signs on the corresponding bedrooms that match the labels on your boxes. That allows the removalists to easily find the bedroom where each item belongs. If you are having the removalists do the packing and removals, instruct them accordingly.
3. Look into extra insurance for antiques and valuables.
As a B&B or inn owner, you may have a lot of antique furniture, valuable china or similar types of items in your home. Talk with the removalists and see if the company has an insurance policy to cover breakage or theft of these items whilst they are being moved. If not, talk with your home or business insurer to make sure you have ample coverage.
4. Remember to track removal expenses.
As a business owner, you have to declare the income you receive from your B&B, but you also get to deduct your expenses. This includes moving expenses. Track every dollar you spend while moving. That includes the cost of boxes, the removalists fee, packaging tape, petrol to get to your new location and related expenses. Remember, however, that you cannot claim the portion of the removals related to your personal possessions, as a business expense.
Want more tips? Contact a removalist company like Price's Removals for more information.