Relocating for Work

How to Prepare for a Work Relocation

Relocating for work can be an exciting – and overwhelming experience. A new job can be a great opportunity. Uprooting your life and family can put unwanted stress on you as well. Furthermore, moving can be a lot of work, even if your employer handles most of your moving arrangements. Here is a list of tips to help you prepare for work relocation. 

Your Relocation Package

Find out what’s in your employee relocation package. Especially who is going to be responsible for booking the moving company? As well as, will the company pay the movers upfront, or will they be reimbursing you up to a certain amount. Furthermore, establish what the company will cover, how much they will pay towards the moving company, and other moving expenses, such as plane tickets or hotel lodging for you to get to your new home. Remember to receive any changes and upgrades in writing. So you can document all your expenses. Furthermore, establish what the company will cover, how much they will pay towards the moving company, and other moving expenses, such as plane tickets or hotel lodging for you to get to your new home. Remember to receive any changes and upgrades in writing so that you can document all your expenses. 

Create a Moving Budget

You should create a budget for the moving costs; this way, you will understand what expenses you are responsible for upfront. Also, you should develop a monthly budget for your new location. Creating a budget can especially be helpful if you are moving to a city or area with higher taxes.

Establish a Moving Timeline

Once you have a start date at your new job, it’s time to create a moving timeline. Our moving veterans have found that creating a comprehensive moving timeline is the best strategy to ensure a smooth relocation. A moving timeline is a great way to break down the tasks you need to complete before moving day. Furthermore, it is a great way to involve everyone in the move by spreading out some of the responsibilities to each person. Please, take a moment to check out our moving timeline, which will help you create a relocating for work plan.
 

Research Your New Town/City

Do some online research and plan an in-person visit to start. Be sure to check out the neighborhoods and identify the areas in which you and your family could feel comfortable living. You will want to investigate home prices, things to do in the area, and work commuting factors. If possible, set up a time with a local realtor to show you around the local neighborhoods and look at houses or apartments. If you have kids, research the local school districts. 

Identify What’s Moving and Hire a Moving Company

Identify what you will be moving with you. Since moving costs are based on the weight of your goods and the distance they are traveling. Hire a moving company as soon as you have a moving date. If you are on a tight timeline, you may opt for short-term storage. Storing your belongings can give you the extra time to find a permanent home.
 

If you are relocating for work, Lile Relocation Services can help you. We are a professional full-service moving company. We can handle everything from packing and unpacking your belongings. To moving you, locally, long-distance, or internationally for your new job. Contact us at 888-507-6304 or fill out our online quote form to set up a FREE moving survey.

 

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