Surviving Relocation

  • By Jeremy Thompson
  • 01 May, 2014
Spring – after kids get out of school – and the end of summer – right before kids start the school year — are popular times for families to relocate. They are also some of the more ideal times for anyone to plan a move because of weather conditions. Who wants to move during the […] The post Surviving Relocation appeared first on J. Thompson Builders.
We’ve compiled some of the best advice from Ted Stimpson, president and CEO of , and Move In Move Out , a relocation services company.

As you prepare for relocation…..

  • Organization is key. Being disorganized creates stress. Instead, to minimize stress, stay organized and keep to-do lists.
  • Know what relocation services your company offers. Most offer some services. Some companies pay for house hunting expenses, job placement for spouses, car transportation, and other services.
  • If your employer doesn’t offer relocation services, negotiate it in the terms of employment. Research relocation costs to present to the employer.
  • Visit the new location, if you can, as often as you can before you move. Become familiar with the area and the neighborhoods.
  • Don’t commit to living in a certain area. It’s usually better to rent or take advantage of corporate housing until you’ve lived in the area long enough to decide what neighborhoods are best for your lifestyle.

Once relocation is underway…..

  • Clean out closets, shelves, cupboards, the attic and the garage at least 4-6 weeks before your move. Discard everything you can to make the move easier. If you haven’t used it within the past year, you probably don’t need it.
  • Notify all service providers, the post office and any subscription publications of your moving date.
  • Register children at their new school, and transfer school records.
  • Contact all utilities about 2-3 weeks before your move to arrange for shut-off. Notify utilities at your new residence as to when to shut on services.
  • Consult with your physician or ask your friends for referrals in your new area. Transfer medical records and have all necessary prescriptions ready before the move.
  • One week before you move prepare a box with all the essentials you’ll need for your kitchen and bathroom along with all medications and a first-aid kit.
  • The day before your move, leave keys with the new owners or a real estate agent or landlord. Alert the police if the home will be left unoccupied. Leave an itinerary with a close friend or relative in case of an emergency.
  • After you settle into your new home, obtain a new driver’s license, register to vote, register your car, and restart subscription services.
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