If you are going through a corporate relocation, you need to move your home somewhere else to accommodate your career, you’re going to want to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible – without breaking the bank along the way.
There are a couple of things that you can do that are pretty common sense about this moving process (are things that are similar to any other kind of move you may have gone through in the past), but the tips and tricks included below in this quick guide should be able to help you navigate some of the situations you may not have thought of before (especially if you haven’t gone through corporate relocation previously).
Schedule your move for the right time
Timing is absolutely everything when you are going through with a corporate relocation, and the best time to move isn’t always the most obvious.
A lot of people are going to try and time their move for the weekend, never really expecting more anticipating that they may not be able to get all of the services they need connected during the weekend – or that they may have to pay extra to have these services performed compared to when the work would have been done midweek.
Shoot to have your relocation handled in the middle of the week (the week before you expect to actually move in) and you’ll be able to get all of your services up and running in the majority of your possessions moved over. This will make things go a lot smoother.
Consider the time of day and the weather before you move
You are also going to want to consider the time of day that you are going to be moving (best of during normal business hours if you’re going to be moving midweek, as the roads will be empty and you won’t have to fight traffic), but you’re also going to want to consider the weather and how that may impact your move as well.
There’s nothing worse than trying to pull off a successful corporate relocation in the middle of a rainstorm on a busy weekend afternoon, with everyone out and about while you’re trying to get settled.
Thankfully, a little bit of foresight, a little bit of research, and a little bit of planning – as well as help from the right professional movers – will help you avoid a lot of the common pitfalls that people struggle with when they pull off the same kind of move.