Tips on Moving and Storage for A Job Relocation

Switching jobs may mark the beginning of an exciting new life but if it involves moving outside of your current city of residence, it may quickly become a stress trigger. Every year, thousands across the U.S. relocate to new homes, when switching jobs. Moving for your job may prove a challenge unless your make smart moves, stay organized, plan ahead and collaborate with your employer. Read on to pick up a few tips to ensure a smooth moving and storage experience when relocating for a job.

Be Organized

Staying organized involves paying attention to details, like preparing to-do lists for tasks before and during the move, filing proper insurance paperwork and keeping information needed about your moving company, utilities in a folder for easy access during the moving process.  Use checklists for a lot of the universal moving tasks such as-packing boxes, finding transportation, disconnecting and connecting utilities. A vital task in organizing

When you start packing, it is useful to get rid of stuff that you do not need, so that it saves you the trouble of unpacking when you get to your new home and you pay less when moving less items. Downsize each area of your home to make moving all your items more manageable. Have a garage sale to downsize some of your things, or consider using freecycle.org. Organize like things together to make unpacking and redistribution in the new home much easier. Use smaller boxes for private items, you do not want movers to handle and label the boxes accordingly, so you know where to find items when unpacking.

Find about Relocation Services Offered by Your Employer

Your new employer may offer an assistance program, pick up the tab for movers and cover many other expenses. Companies are usually generous when it comes to transferring a new hire, whether a renter or a homeowner. Individuals who need to relocate may get an assistance package where some of these areas that may be covered.

  • visits for house hunting in the new city
  • temporary accommodation for home hunting
  • assistance in selling and buying homes for the move
  • moving company charges for transportation preferably by weight instead of the size of the moving truck
  • job search assistance for the spouse

Get Bids From Movers.

If your employer offers you a set amount for moving costs, you will have to handle all the details.  Get at least three bids in writing from licensed, insured movers, as getting quotes will give you choices to spot a low-ball bid. Ensure you hire a reputable mover, as it can save you the headache of packing the contents of your home, renting a truck and driving it across the country.

Self Storage to Help You Relocate

When you hire movers, you have to arrive at your new home before in order to sign for your goods, when your belongings do get there. It can take some time to find a new place to live in a new city, and while you are looking for the right home for you, you can consider keeping your items safely stored in self-storage units. Whether moving into your new home, or relocating to new bigger offices, reputable movers and storage businesses can provide timely help to reduce the stress of packing up, and moving out. You need to consider price, service quality and location when it comes to self storage facilities. It may also be a good idea to find a great self-storage facility in the area you are moving to, as storage companies often offer moving services or use vetted movers, at a reasonable price.

Don’t Forget Tax Deductions

The IRS states, when moving long-distance for a full-time job, you can deduct additional moving expenses not covered by your employer. Along with the cost of moving your household goods, you can also deduct costs for shipping your car and pet, gas money to get to your new home, and storing your goods within thirty days of the move.

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