Capability #2: Storage in Hawaiʻi—and on the Mainland
Once the interior design is complete, the next step will be procuring FF&E from the chosen vendors. All these orders need to be carefully coordinated so the on-site installation team has the right items at the right time.
Because the FF&E will come from vendors in various locations, you may need secure storage to house everything until it’s needed. Many job sites simply don’t have the “extra” room to accommodate these materials.
That’s why it’s so important to choose a provider with storage options.
We’d also suggest looking for a provider with both 1) on-island capacity and 2) mainland options for staging.
Here’s why: Storage in Hawaiʻi can be expensive. It’s much more cost-effective to store items on the mainland, and then ship items to Hawaiʻi as needed. A company that offers this option can help keep your FF&E budget on track.
Additionally, if the company arranging your freight is also arranging the staging, there’s no need for you to coordinate with multiple parties. Your provider could simply work with your vendors to move the freight to their mainland warehouse. Then, they’ll ship out the FF&E so it arrives in Hawaiʻi when the installation team needs it.
At Royal Hawaiian Movers, we partner with our sister company, Approved Freight Forwarders to stage freight on the mainland. Their warehouse in City of Industry, California means easy access to Hawaiʻi-bound container ships. Plus, with twice-weekly sails to all four major Hawaiian Islands, our team can keep your FF&E moving to Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, and both sides of the Big Island on whatever schedule you need. Interested? Reach out to one of our experts to learn more.