Posts Tagged ‘Household Goods Relocation’

Making Moving Easier for the Kids

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Moving an entire family with children, whether it be a domestic relocation or an international one, can be a stressful process. How you approach the move with kids will depend on several factors: how many there are, their ages and the living situation both current and future. For very young children, the key is to make sure that they are well attended to during all of the hectic activities that occur during the relocation. For older children, their help can be used to make the move easier overall. Either way, it’s important to use all of the resources at your disposal.

Kids under the age of perhaps six, although this will be a case by case basis, problem will not be very much help in a move. If you are doing all of the work yourself, it’s a good idea to have family or trusted friends watch your young children while you work through the move. During the packing phase, keep essential baby products and favorite toys in an easy to reach location. Better yet, hire a global relocation company to transport your household goods for you so that you have time to stay with your kids.

With older children, it’s a good idea to employ their help in moving their own things and even other items around the house. Giving the task of packing their own rooms to your older children will help them feel like an important part of the process and will enable them to keep track of where their stuff is when everything arrives at your new home. Older children can also help with a lot of the more complicated items like furniture.

Finding a New Roommate When Moving

Monday, December 12th, 2011

The ideal situation for most people moving into a new house or apartment is to move in with loved ones, family and friends or with people they know. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible for a variety of reasons ranging from new employment far away to college and a variety of other factors. Finding a roommate to help share the cost of rent and utilities can be a necessary burden, but the process itself can sometimes feel daunting. How you find a roommate will depend upon where and why you moved in the first place.

College students who are planning to move to school will find that there are a lot of options available for finding roommates either in dorms or within the surrounding community. For dorm dwellers, most of the work is done for you. Most schools will let you pick your dorm mate or will set you up with someone no problem. If you are living off campus, many schools have websites and facilities that work to set up students and landlords with rental properties close to campus. This is a great way to make sure that your roommates have something in common with you.

Individuals who have just finished a domestic move to a new state or city may find that they need a roommate but don’t know anybody that is available personally. There are several websites and organizations available to help people who are just in this situation. The thing to remember here is to vet potential roommates as well as possible before officially signing the arrangement. This can be hard to do over the phone or through a website, so it’s a good idea to have one or two meetings in order to find out if you’re going to be compatible with your potential roommate.

Getting Supplies for Your Domestic Move

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Anybody who is planning on moving finds out eventually that they don’t have all the supplies they need to go through with their domestic move. The list of needed items can sometimes seem a little expensive: boxes, tape, labels, padding and a variety of other tools used to keeping your stuff safe and secure during a move. Many people choose to go the retail route when getting supplies for their domestic move, such as going to any retail outlet and purchasing brand new supplies at high prices.

Purchasing brand new boxes can be an unnecessary expense. The first thing you should do is find out if it is possible to get boxes from your place of employment. Most companies that do any kind of shipping or receiving will be getting rid of lots of cardboard boxes on a daily basis. Don’t be afraid to go to the shipping department and ask for a few boxes for your move; the shipping people are used to it. You can save lots of money by getting slightly used boxes from work or friends and family that have recently moved.

A long term cheaper option for people who relocate household goods often is to get a collection of plastic bins. Regular cardboard boxes have a life of maybe one or two moves, while good plastic bins are virtually indestructible and can last a very long time. This option may not be great for people planning on moving only once or twice in their lives, but for people who find themselves moving somewhat often the initial investment will payoff in the long run. Plastic bins aren’t even that much more expensive than boxes, and may even be cheaper depending on whether or not they are on sale and where you buy them.

Information about Employee Relocations

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Due to the nature of business, it’s often necessary to relocate employees in order to fill positions in companies where local labor is not available. When a corporation typically relocates employees, they offer a compensation package that helps alleviate the cost of moving, selling a home, and buying a new place to live. How much the company is willing to offer for the employee relocation will depend on the nature of the position and the value the employee has to the company. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to relocate for a new job, but your employer is not offering to pay for you move, you may find it helpful to use the services of a relocation service like Unipack.

The advantages of using global relocation service to help arrange your international or domestic relocation. First, because a relocation service has valuable contacts and experience with a variety of transportation companies, they can often negotiate rates for household goods transportation that are far better than what you would be able to get on your own. Second, because a relocation service has experience in transportation, they can arrange an efficient as secure way for your goods to make it your new home. If for some reason your company won’t help you move for your new position, don’t hesitate to contact a relocation service like Unipack for your moving needs.

Tips on Relocating for a New Job

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Getting offered a new job in a new place can be an exciting prospect. It can also, however, be a pain if you’ve planted your roots at your current home. Relocating to a new place for a job should not necessarily be an automatic decision. It’s a good idea to weigh your options and develop a financial profile for each option so that you can make the right choice. Personal relationships and roots within the community should also be important things to consider when deciding whether to move or not. No matter how financially wise a move to a new job might be, it might not be worth it if you and your family find themselves alone and unhappy in your new home.

There are several factors that will effect whether or not a move for a new job is a financially wise decision. The primary cost calculation will be between your new salary and the cost of living of your new home. For example, you may find that getting a 20% raise will not mean much if the cost of living goes up by 50% or more. Likewise, you may find that taking a pay cut may be worth it if you are moving to a place that has a drastically lower cost of living. Other things to consider are how desirable the new job is to you personally and whether you need to take any type of employment that’s available just to make ends meet.

If you’ve ultimately decided to go ahead with the move there are a couple of things you can do to make the whole process a lot easier. First, using a relocation service to coordinate the transportation of your household goods can save you a lot of money and time. They can also arrange it so that you can have your vehicle transported to your new location if you are choosing not to drive it. This is great for people who need to move quickly for their job and don’t have the time to drive to their new home.