Knowing What to Expect Can Help Eliminate a Stressful Move and Experience Boston, MA, January 2012…Humboldt Storage and Moving, the oldest moving company in Boston, United Van Lines agent and experts in stress-free moving help explain relocation packages as well as what people can expect to find during a corporate move. Humboldt Storage and Moving has assisted countless individuals moving because of employment situations and have also assisted many in international moving due to work-related circumstances. The Boston moving company has come up with a number of useful and educational tips to assist consumers and corporate employees with the issue of corporate relocation: Relocation packages have changed in recent years. A difficult job market means companies are less likely to pay for the full move of their employers. Five years ago, companies were more likely to take care of all moving fees. Now however, what moving companies such as Humboldt are noticing is a tendency toward lump sums. A company will give a specific amount of money to go toward the moving process and the employee is then left to find a mover on their own and manage their own move process. Relocation Policies are common in larger companies. These should state what the company will pay for, what the employee is responsible for, and what kind of assistance the company will offer. Smaller start-up companies and small tech companies, however, often have less formal relocation policies. Finding out your company’s relocation policy is a crucial first step in the moving process and is the best case scenario for the employee. Receiving a lump sum is becoming more common. Humboldt urges employees in this situation to do their homework. is a great resource for individuals looking to avoid a negative moving experience. Finding a reputable moving company is crucial to success. Talk to friends and family members who have moved and most importantly, do ample research. “Managing a move and getting accustomed to either a new job or new location can be stressful if not handled properly, “states James Sullivan, president of Humboldt Storage and Moving. “ We’ve also seen the responsibility shift to the individual moving to manage the entire process so due process and proper planning can help alleviate some stress associated with relocating.” More tips can be found in this educational video: About Humboldt Storage and Moving: Boston moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving, founded in1905 is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and largest United Van Lines agent. The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.” Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit

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