Hints and Tips for a Successful Relocation

Posted: 31 Aug 2016 - 01:15 pm

Quick Tips to Ensure your Relocation Goes off Without a Hitch

For those who are required to move for business for extended periods of time, relocating to a deadline can be an overwhelming process. Not only are you left coordinating all of your business arrangements with clients, support staff, management or partners, but you also have to arrange all of your personal issues. If you’re relocating to various states, or even different countries, here are some quick tips to help you streamline the process.

Make a check-list

This might seem like an obvious starting point, but you might be surprised by how many working professionals forgo planning out a checklist because of time restrains. Take the extra time and plan out every task you have to complete prior to your move. Not only will this help your brain retain the information, but it might also help you think of something you would have otherwise forgotten.

Whether it’s as simple as arranging a family member to look after a pet, cancelling a car rental arrangement or finding a subtenant for your own apartment, these are not tasks you want to remember last minute.

Explore your new area thoroughly prior to moving

If you’re relocating to a new suburb, city, or state, it might be worthwhile to plan a brief trip there before you move. This will allow you to familiarise yourself with the area and locate points of interest such as shops and public transport routes. If you’re moving on a Sunday and have a busy day of business meetings or introductions the very next day, you won’t have time to go hunting for a supermarket or restaurant for that night’s dinner. Having previous experience with the area’s layout means you can find things with ease and limit your stress levels.

Travel insurance

If you’re relocating every three months or so, it might be a smart idea to invest in travel insurance. In some instances, your company will cover the cost of your transit and accommodation, but any damaged or lost personal items will typically fall on you. This is where having an affordable, yet temporary travel insurance policy could save you quite a bit of money in the event that your luggage is stolen or damaged.

The most important tip is to be as proactive as you can and do as much as possible before you leave. You never know when your relocation date may be brought up unexpectedly.

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