If you’ve ever moved, then you know how all those little details add up to a pretty substantial moving checklist. Add a brand new job, a family and coinciding responsibilities to that, and you can lose your lid pretty fast.
Our professional movers here at Moving Forward SF have assisted with many job relocation moves, and we know very well that moving for a job typically means having a shorter timeline to get your act together, pack up, and hire a professional moving company to help you on your way.
Whether you’re moving across the country for your current job or starting fresh in a new city with a completely new job, moving for a job is a life-changing experience that takes some serious organization (if you want to keep your cool, that is!). Keep your brainpower for the things that really matter by staying organized with these 4 job relocation tips.
- Ask Your Employer About Financial Relocation Assistance
- Create Your Budget (And Stick to It)
- Write Everything Down
- Hire a Professional Mover
Many companies provide financial relocation assistance to help with the overall cost of moving. It is important to ask your employer if this is something they offer. While it can be intimidating to ask for additional financial assistance, when you look at your budget and the overall cost of moving, it is definitely work the ask. The worst they can say is no, right?
Once you know for sure exactly how you will be paying for the move, it’s in your best interest to create a budget to keep track of your spending. Even if the word “budget” terrifies you, or you have never tracked spending in your life, moving for a job relocation is a great time to give it a try. Moving expenses add up quickly, and once you settle into your new home, your bank account is likely to scare you way more than the budget would have.
When making your budget, be sure to include absolutely everything you will need to buy for the move. This includes all packing and cleaning supplies, meals and accommodations during travel, and increased costs associated with settling into a new home. These include an increased grocery bill, rent deposits if you’re a renter, utilities and internet setup fees, etc.
Don’t rely on your memory to keep track of everything that needs done. Designate a single notebook to keep track of all your moving details. This includes quotes and other information from professional moving companies, dates for turning off/on utilities and internet, switching your address, meetings and appointments, etc. It could be helpful to organize your notebook based on personal to-dos, professional to-dos, and moving to-dos so they don’t all get jumbled up.
That last thing you want to deal with when moving is the actual moving part. Save your energy for that first day of work by taking the time to research reputable moving companies. Hire a professional moving company to pack and transport your belongings safely and efficiently.
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