Check What Your Employer Will Cover
Some companies cover relocation costs, but it is important to know exactly what that entails. Your employer may reimburse items such as shipping services, packing services, transportation and travel expenses associated with searching for your new home — if you are moving specifically for the job. Negotiate during the hiring process and ask whether your employer will cover other costs such as lease cancellation fees, realtor assistance, temporary housing and storage.
Decide What You’re Moving
Is it really cost-effective to move a decade-old, 100-pound couch and an outdated TV? Take an inventory of everything you own — especially bulky furniture and electronics — and calculate if it would make more sense to sell the items before you move and reinvest your earnings in replacements once you get to your destination. Don’t forget to factor in what you might save in time, money and energy by not hauling these heavy items. At Express Moving Consultants we are also able to help you determine what is worth moving long-distance.