Relocating for work can be a complicated and stressful process. We set out every day moving individuals and families locally, long distance, and even internationally. Whether you are moving across town or across the world, check out these 5 tips to reduce the stress of relocating for work.
Research Your Potential New Home
How long will your commute be? How are the schools in the new district? How much will your annual taxes be? Is there a higher cost of living? What is the weather like? These are all important questions that you must factor in when choosing whether to relocate for work (and where).
Ask Your Employer About Relocation Benefits
How long will you have to make the move? Will your current or new employer cover some or all of your relocation expenses? Besides paying for the move itself, many companies have entire “Relocation Packages” which may include childcare assistance, travel, storage, temporary housing or lodging, and real estate services. If your employer is not covering your move, be sure to budget and make sure the cost of moving is affordable and makes sense with your finances.
Don’t Make A Long Term Commitment
Consider renting or living in temporary corporate housing until you really get a feel for the new job and area. This can help ease the pressure of buying a new home ASAP and allows you the freedom to move on if you determine the job or area is not the right fit for you.
Use Professional Movers
Whether you are paying for the move yourself, or your company is footing the bill – we strongly encourage hiring professional movers for your move. Here at Humboldt, we are a full-service moving company that goes to great lengths to ensure that our customers can focus on the excitement, promise and opportunity of moving to a new place, without worrying about all the hassles. There’s a good reason you’re moving. Focus on that, and leave the hard work to our professionally trained move coordinators and crews.
Determine If You Can Deduct Moving Expenses On Your Taxes
If your relocation was brought on by a new job or if you changed jobs during the process, you might be eligible for a tax break! If your relocation meets the 3 simple requirements laid out by the IRS, your moving expenses can be claimed as a deduction when you file your taxes. Click here to see if you qualify : https://www.humboldt.com/are-moving-expenses-tax-deductible/
Once you are settled in your new home, don’t get too comfortable! Make sure you complete these often forgotten tasks :