10 Tips for a Painless Corporate Move

A corporate move is a big deal, and one you want to be fully prepared for. Making the trek across the state or country for work on top of moving into a new home will wear anyone out. Moving is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be painful either. Using these shortcuts and time-saving tricks will help ease the stress of moving and make it a smooth transition you can actually enjoy. Here are 10 tips for a painless corporate move:

  1. Declutter: One of the best ways to make your corporate move painless is to declutter your home before you move. Whether or not you are paying to have your belongings hauled across the state or country, you should still declutter to make sure you aren’t taking more stuff than you can handle. This way you’ll have less to move and more room for the important things in your new home.
  2. Hire Movers: Make things easy on yourself by hiring movers, if your company isn’t paying for moving services, that is. Professional movers will transport your furniture, household goods, automobiles, pets and other belongings that you cannot move alone to your new home. It will save you a great deal of time and pain to have movers do the hard work for you.
  3. Organize and Label: Organizing your things and labeling boxes by object, room and if it’s fragile, will help you and your movers know where each box should go in your new home. You should also notify the movers about where you want furniture pieces to go ahead of time.
  4. Know the Layout of Your New Home: When you know the layout of your new home, you can better direct movers where furniture and boxes should go. Also, you should determine whose room is whose and if that empty space is going to be the man cave or the study. This will save you time when you’re read to start settling in.
  5. Give Yourself Plenty of Time to Unpack: Before returning to work, you will want to give yourself enough time to get moved in and organized. Having your house in order before your first day will make starting a new job less stressful and more enjoyable to come home to.
  6. Transfer your Mail: You don’t want to be in one state and have your mail sent to another. To avoid this frustration, it’s vital that you notify the post office of your new address, give your new mailing address to family, friends and your employer. Also, don’t forget to transfer or cancel any subscriptions that you no longer want.
  7. Hold on to Important Documents: Don’t move without gathering all important documents, such as social security cards, birth certificates, marraige certificates, passports, student records and medical records and taking them with you. You may have to show identification documents to your employer, so make sure these items are with you during the move.
  8. Notify Insurance Providers and Banks: You’ll want to tell your bank and financial institutions that you are moving, as well as move bank accounts, order new checks and empty any safe deposit boxes before leaving town. Also, don’t forget to contact your insurance providers, including life, automobile and homeowner insurance agencies.
  9. Rent Storage Spaces: Even after you’ve decluttered and downsized, sometimes you still end up with more stuff than you can comfortably fit in your new home. To fix this problem, you should consider renting one or more storage spaces to house your excess belongings. This way you can hold on to things that are important to you, without getting rid of them or trying to squeeze them inside your house. Plus, storage spaces are the only way to go if you are renting a temporary home.
  10. Get Your Utilities In Check: Don’t get caught in the dark at your new home. Be sure to connect all utilty services before moving in, and don’t forget to disconnect all electric, natural gas, water, sewer, cable and other services at your old residence.

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