Relocating For A Job? Here’s How To Prepare

Tuesday 1st February 2022

There are many benefits of relocating for a job, however with so much to consider, the prospect can seem daunting at first. That being said, with the right preparation and organisation, relocating for a job doesn’t have to be a really stressful experience. If you’re planning on relocating for a job in the near future, make sure to consider the following steps:

Ask About Moving Expenses

One of the main worries that people can have when relocating for a job is cost. Before putting your hand in your own pocket, you should always check with your employer to see if they can reimburse you for any of the moving costs. In most cases employers will offer at least a partial contribution towards the cost of moving and so it’s always worth asking. In some cases, companies may even assist in the buying or selling of your home and helping your spouse find a new position.

Research The New Location Before You Move

Before you commit to moving anywhere, it’s essential to have a strong idea of what the area is like. This is to ensure it has the necessary transport links, schools, restaurants, shops etc., and that it suits your lifestyle. If possible, you should always try and visit the place in person, however when this isn’t possible, research online as much as you can. Relocating for a job is much less stressful when you know what to expect once you arrive in your new home. 

Set A Budget

Once you’ve ascertained the cost of living in the new area, and found out any financial assistance you’ll receive from your employer, it’s a sensible idea to set a budget. This will of course take into account the cost of the property itself, however you should also consider the cost of moving i.e removals and storage, any repairs that will need to be made to the property and the cost of getting yourself and your family to the new location via car or public transport. 

Decide On A Moving Date

When relocating for a job, it’s always best to move a couple of weeks before your start date if you can. This gives you time to pack and settle in without stressing before your first day of work. It’s likely that your employer will give you a period of time between leaving your current position and starting the new one. Setting a moving date in advance will give you a clear idea of how much time you have to prepare, allowing you to plan for an organised, stress-free move.

Organise A Removals Company

Organising your move with a reliable removals company is another key step in taking the stress out of relocating for a job. That way, you don’t need to stress about rushing around tying up loose ends on moving day. If you choose to move with Hackworthy & Sons, we’ll assist you in the moving process from start to finish. That includes packing, any storage you might need, as well as insurance cover, included in your quote.  If you are a business director relocating office, we’ve got you covered in this department as well. 

Tie Up Loose Ends At Your Current Location

If you’re relocating for a job, you want to start afresh straight off the bat. You don’t need to be worrying about having left loose ends untied in your old location. So, in advance of your moving date, make sure you’re winding everything down to avoid a last minute rush before moving day. That includes work-related matters as well as switching over utility contracts etc. 

If you’re relocating for a job and would like to hear more about how Hackworthy can help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about our home and business removals services.