GYMO Newsletter August 2017

 

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Five Tips To Minimize the Stress of a Summer Move

Packing up your home and moving is stressful any time of year, but it is especially hard on the nerves during the hot and humid summer months.  Here are some tips to help you stay cool, calm and collected if you’re planning to pack up and move this summer:

1. Line Up a Moving Company
As soon as you have a moving date, make an appointment with a reputable moving company like Get Your Move On, LLC to come out and give you estimates on the cost.  This will help you determine your budget while paring down the number of items you actually need to move to the new residence. Once you decide which mover to hire, schedule a date for them to come out and pack things up and set the moving date as well. The summer months are the busiest for movers, especially the last and beginning few days of each month.

2. Get Rid of Unwanted Items
Start sorting through your belongings to determine what you will be taking with you, what you can sell at a garage or yard sale, and what you should donate or toss out.  Make sure you get any necessary permits if you’re holding a garage sale.  Put up flyers around the neighborhood advertising your sale and attach prices to each item you’re selling.  For items that don’t sell, donate them to Goodwill or a local thrift store.

3. Make Arrangements for the Elderly, Children and Pets
If you have seniors, small children and/or pets, make arrangements for them to be cared for during the move.  You can book an air-conditioned hotel room or ask a friend or family member to watch them for you at their home.  You can take your dog/cat to an animal daycare or to your friend’s house in a secure carrier. This keeps all family members safe and secure and out of the hot summer sun during the move.

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When Preparing for a Corporate Relocation

Find out what your employer’s corporate relocation package looks like
Large companies often provide employees with a pre-determined relocation package that spells out what they will offer you and what you will be responsible for.  We recommend that you look into this first so you have a basis before asking about the details.  They will most likely handle moving all you’ll need from your office, but will this include paying for the moving company to pack everything up?  How soon will you be required to complete the move?  How much information will they give you ahead of time about your new home?  Will they pay your travel expenses so you can visit the new city before you move?  You need to know all these details and they may all be outlined in your employer’s relocation package.  You might want to ask your HR Manager for a copy of your relocation package.

Determine how your employer plans on compensating you for the relocation
Moving can be very costly, especially when it involves a whole family.  Is your employer planning on paying up front for your move?
Will your company be reimbursing you up to a certain point according to specific guidelines, or don’t they have a ceiling on this?
Are they willing to cover temporary housing so you have time to find a new home?  Some companies have a policy of reimbursing employees for this in a lump sum.  In this case it would be up to you to decide how the money should be spent, knowing there won’t be more coming your way if you lose money on the sale of your house or are responsible for additional closing costs you hadn’t expected.  There may be a chance for you to negotiate with your employer on these matters, especially if you are being required to relocate for their benefit.  Find out exactly how your moving costs will be handled before you begin spending your own money on the move.

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