Are you planning a move for a job transfer or a new employment opportunity? That's exciting! But it also means that it's time to do some careful planning about how you're going to move. As you start looking for houses or apartments in your new area, keep these tips in mind to make the process easier.
Look Into Relocation Benefits
Many companies offer relocation benefits and perks to help make moving easier. This may include paying for your moving services, providing discounts for local transportation, and much more. Call up your new employer and ask them if they have anything that can help out. If you are offered relocation benefits, take advantage of them ASAP!
Start Gathering Packing Materials – Now
It's never too early to start collecting packing materials. If you start now, your chances of finding free boxes, bins, blankets, and padding are much higher. Hoard these materials, and don't be afraid to start packing boxes with the things you don't need for the next few months.
Get Rid of Everything You Don't Need
Speaking of things you need, now is the time to carefully go through your home and get rid of everything that's not very important to you. This will help you get rid of junk and save on transportation costs when your moving day comes. For items in good condition, arrange a garage sale to remove them and earn a few bucks in the process.
Pack Yourself and Label Carefully
Don't hire or ask anyone to pack small items for you. You know your belongings the best, and you can take care of them properly when packing. This is another reason to start early — it gives you the opportunity to attend to all these little details yourself and to label everything! Buy a pack of labels, and go into detail when describing what it is in each box.
Set Aside All Vital Items for Work and Keep Them With You
This includes electronic devices, stationary, work clothes, hygiene items, and so on. Set these things apart, and always keep them with you. When you leave for your new home, keep them in the car beside you. This way, even if something goes wrong, you will still be able to show up for your first day of work putting your best foot forward.
Study Your New Hometown
This is a fun part! Research your new home region online. Look up meaningful websites to find local events that you may enjoy. Study public transportation options. Find the best routes to and from your place of work during busy traffic hours. This will all help immensely when you are moving.
At Zippy Shell Greater Columbus, we can help with all your moving needs. To learn more about our moving and storage services, contact us today!