Moving to a new home, city or even country as part of a corporate relocation can be a complicated and, at times, stressful process. However, there are several things families can take care of well in advance to reduce headaches when the move approaches.
Speak with your Relocation Management Company
Making a move can be a stressful time for those involved, and it could benefit the employee greatly to speak to the Relocation Management Company and find out what benefits are being offered. By having a clear understanding of the relocation policy, employees will know what their responsibilities are in the process, especially if their company doesn’t cover something critical.
Research move quotes
If employees aren’t provided with household goods move benefits, collecting price quotes from several different van lines may be the best way to find help. However, it is important to ensure that the company has a good reputation. The cheapest option isn’t always the best.
Gather up boxes
If an employee finds that they must pack themselves, it is important to get as many boxes as possible for the move. No one knows how much they will need when trying to move all of their belongings, so it is wise to aim high. With this in mind, it isn’t always necessary to purchase a large number of boxes, as there are many ways to get them for free. Many stores will have leftovers that are no longer needed, but are in perfectly good shape. In addition, if a person lives near a college, there may be boxes ready for recycling in the area – especially if it is around the time students are moving in.
Get rid of unwanted or unneeded items
Not everyone needs everything in their new home or apartment. It is important when packing to look carefully and see what can be thrown away, sold or given to someone else. The lighter a person travels, the easier the process will be.
Let people know the move is occurring
While the person moving may think that everyone knows they are relocating, it is important to inform others officially. Whether it is friends, coworkers or clients, giving a new address and other important information could save issues later. This could be a simple email, or other quick message that would solve the issues altogether.
Make travel plans
If a person needs to fly to their new destination – especially if it involves global relocation – it would be smart to plan this out well in advance, especially if the company doesn’t take care of this aspect. In addition, arranging trips for family members at this time would be a good idea. Once this is finalized, a person is ready to make the big transition to the new location.
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