Make Your Move to a New Location as Easy as It Can Be

Getting a promotion at work can be very exciting. There are times when a company requires someone to relocate in order to receive their promotion because another location needs their skills more than the location they are currently at. When it comes time to make your move, it is important for the person to plan their move thoroughly to ensure that everything goes smoothly. The guide that follows walks you through a few tips to ensure that your future move goes as smoothly as it possibly can.

Determine What the Budget Is for the Move

The first thing you need to do is determine what the budget is for your move. Since your company is requiring you to move in order to get your promotion, there is a good chance that they may pay for the move or at least pay a portion of the costs. If they are not going to pay for any of the move, take the time to consider exactly how much you can spend.

Downsize to Save Money on the Move

Make Your Move to a New Location as Easy as It Can Be
Make Your Move to a New Location as Easy as It Can Be

Before you even start to pack any of your items, downsize to only the essential things you need for your new home. A moving company like North American charges for the amount of items that need to be moved, the time it takes to move the items, and the distance the items need to be moved. Downsizing the amount of items that you need to move can save you a lot of money in the end.

Pack Everything Ahead of Time

While it is possible to have a moving company handle the packing for you, it can be quite costly to have done. If you have the time, do the packing on your own. Be sure to pack everything securely to ensure that nothing is broken during the move. All of the packing supplies you need to properly pack your belongings can often be purchased from the moving company to save you the hassle of having to drive from one place to another to get the supplies you need.

Let the Movers Do Their Jobs

When you hire a moving company, it is important to stay out of the way and allow the movers to do their job as efficiently as they can. You want to be sure that the movers can easily access all items that need to be moved and that all boxes are labeled so that they will be easy to place when they arrive at your new home.

Be Ready When the Truck Arrives

You do not have to stay with the moving truck, once your items are packed up. You can drive directly to your new house and the movers will bring your belongings to you. Be sure to be available when the movers say that they are arriving to the home to ensure that the items can be unpacked from the truck as soon as possible. The sooner the items can be removed from the truck, the better because the cost of the move increases the longer your belongings stay on the truck.

Once everything has arrived, you can start unpacking your belongings right away. Taking the time to make sure that everything is unpacked and put into its proper place before you start your new job can make the transition less stressful for you.

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2 Responses to Make Your Move to a New Location as Easy as It Can Be

  1. Kevin, I’ve had the pleasure of moving 9 times in my 31 year corporate career. Fortunately, the moves have all been paid by my company. One thing we’ve learned – the moving company “crew” that works for you can make or break the move. Treat them well. Buy doughnuts, lunches. Yes, stay out of their way and don’t nitpick (that’s GOT to drive them crazy!), but be friendly and kill them with kindness. We’ve had only 1 “bad” crew out of 9, so I’ve no complaints. Good article.

  2. Hi Fritz – On our move from GA to NH we had an excellent crew. They were courteous and had a housefull of furniture unloaded in less than 3 hours. We couldn’t have been happier. I agree, show appreciation and it will come back in a positive way. Treat them like servants, and you’ll get what you deserve.

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