How to move a beauty salon

Everybody wants to be beautiful. Since the dawn of civilization, people have been finding different ways to make themselves pretty. Sometimes these ways were questionable. Like Cleopatra taking everyday baths in donkey milk to preserve her beauty and youth. Other methods, although ancient, survived until the present day. Some, like tattooing and piercings, can still seem a bit extreme but are in use anyways. And most common of all – makeup. Nowadays it seems there isn’t a person in the world not using some form of it. Or, for that matter, strive in some way to improve their looks. Which is exactly why your establishment has to keep working unobstructed. So if you have to move a beauty salon, there’s no better way to do it than with the help of the best moving company Hong Kong can offer.

Fashion woman portrait - move a beauty salon
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It is also undeniable.

The first step to a perfect move

Relocation is a challenging process. From booking the movers to packing to renting the Kwun Tong storage. There are just so many things to keep in mind. And yet, somehow it seems you always forget something. The best way of avoiding the nuisance of having to retrace your steps is to make a good plan. 

What should a great plan contain?

In a word – everything. Moving house is a task filled with small details, that are easy to slip your mind. And when you’re trying to move a beauty salon, the task ahead can become even more daunting. But before we dive in features of a plan, there’s one thing that has to be stressed: start on time. You should start planning days or, even better, weeks before the relocation. Ideally, you want to start the day you are certain you’re moving. This way it will be easy to add small details as you progress through a relocation process.

The basis for an action plan

The specific propositions will certainly vary, depending on your needs. However, some things cannot be left out, as they will make a basis for your plan:

  • Make a checklist
  • Book the movers and/or storage
  • Take inventory
  • Declutter
  • Acquire packing supplies
  • Pack
  • Label properly

1. A good checklist is half the move done

Not only that. A simple to-do list will let you tick-off one by one item, creating a sense of progression and completion. Needless to say, as the list is getting shorter, your enthusiasm will grow immensely. And this will give you the energy and the will to keep going. As opposed to a stress-filled move, this is certainly a preferable option.

Moving checklist
Having a good checklist will make your life a whole lot easier.

2. Book the movers as soon as possible

If you want to move a beauty salon safely and quickly, hiring professional movers is your best bet. With this in mind, you should do it the moment you find out you’re moving. Especially if you’re moving during the peak season. Not only the move can cost more, but it will be a lot harder to find a reputable moving company that is not overbooked. Moving in an off-peak season is certainly better, but we understand that this sometimes isn’t an option.

3. Taking inventory can be a money-saver

Taking inventory is a crucial step during the move. And not only because you will be able to assess the number of your possessions with certainty. That’s just a bonus. But because you will know exactly how to handle each item. Some things will require specialized packing supplies or climate-controlled means of transportation. Therefore, make sure to note everything. It will save you a headache and money to replace the items if they get ruined.

4. Decluttering is a good way to cut the costs

This is another reason why you should take inventory well before you start packing. You will be able to assess what you need in your new place of business. If you’ve been operating for a longer time, it stands to reason that there’s unnecessary clutter all over the place. By throwing or giving them away, you will significantly cut the time needed for packing. And we all know how time can be lacking in a big city like Hong Kong. Not only that – you will cut the cost of the relocation too.

Hong Kong night skyline
In a busy city like Hong Kong, time is always in short supply.

5. Get quality packing supplies

The same goes for residential moving and especially when you’re moving business. Getting used packing supplies can be a good way to save some cash. But, in the long run, the “cons” heavily outweigh the “pros”. Your goods will never be as safe in an old box, as they can be in a new one. And some beautifying articles can cost a fair amount. Therefore, do not take unnecessary risks. Spending some more money on quality packing supplies will certainly save you a lot more if you don’t have to replace damaged items.

6. Packing and labeling

Packing is an essential part of every move. It is also an activity that takes the most time and is the most tedious of all. Add to that the fact that many articles in your beauty salon demand either special care, way of packing, or means of transportation. Pack inappropriately – and you have a recipe for disaster. Here are just a few examples what can go wrong when packing makeup inappropriately:

  • Lipsticks – if exposed to high temperatures, they are easily melted.
  • Makeup brushes – moisture will make the glue, holding the bristles together, weaken, and wooden handles to swell. Thus, they will be rendered useless and you can only throw them away.
  • Shampoos and different hair products usually come in packages that are easy to spill if they fall over.
  • Towels – if they spend too much time moist, they can develop mold and unpleasant odors.
  • Mirrors – no need to point out how easy they are to break if packed inappropriately.

Honestly, the list can go on and on. It is exactly why you should hire professional movers and packers to help you move a beauty salon. Their specialized equipment, such as climate-controlled trucks and storage, will ensure the safety of your possessions. And with years of experience behind them, they will surely make your transition incomparably easier.

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I was hoping to avoid the struggles of having to relocate altogether, but with ReloSmart Movers by my side, I’m glad I didn’t. The team did an incredible job – they arrived on time and handled everything perfectly!

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