The A-1 Beginner’s Guide To Moving04/11/2016 Because of your business, many employees in your company will be relocating for the first time since college. Without mom and dad, they are on their own for the first time and moving can be overwhelming. At the same time, they are excited because you have just given them a promotion. One thing you can do in your company’s corporate relocation program is provide your employees with a beginner’s guide to moving. As long as they prepare in advance and take this advice step by step, they’ll find themselves with zero stress and ready to work for you in their new location. Feel free to copy and paste this beginner’s guide and edit based on your context. Set a Budget The first step to helping you move is to determine how much money it will cost. Consider things like the cost of packing supplies, professional moving companies or truck rental costs. Also, start a file or folder to keep all of your notes and significant documents together and readily available. Get Rid of Stuff You Don’t Need Donating or throwing away items that will not be going to your new home is a great way to start the moving process. It can save you time in the long run and declutter your home. Before packing boxes, your moving process should begin by getting rid of what you don’t need or want anymore. The fewer items you have to pack, the easier it will be to move. Reserve Moving Services Schedule your necessary equipment or moving reservations as far in the future as possible before your expected moving date. You don’t want to wait too long and risk having fewer options when it’s time to move. If you’re asking friends or family to help, reach out now to make sure they will be available. Packing Time Start with items you have stored in closets, the attic or basement, or otherwise don’t use. Then go one room at a time until you’ve packed everything in your place. Leave items that you will need on a daily basis unpacked until you are closer to your moving day so that you prevent having to go back and forth in boxes. Forward Services and Change of Address Transfer all services to your new address ahead of time to ensure that you won’t have complications at your new place. Call your utilities, phone, cable/internet providers and fill out any post office forms necessary to switch service delivery to your new address. Moving To Your New Place Get enough sleep the night before and be sure to eat a good breakfast and drink some caffeine. You’ll need all the energy you can get. If you have movers or friends helping, make sure everything is in order and ready for them when they arrive. There’s our A-1 beginner’s guide to moving. We hope it will help your employees’ moves go smoothly and make their transition easier. Sometimes all people need is an easy to follow guide to get them started!