How to Plan for a Smooth Relocation
Whether you’re relocating for a new job or looking to change neighborhoods, moving can be a stressful experience. With a lot of moving pieces (literally), organization is key for a smooth transition.
Here are a few tips from Lexington Relocation Services:
Hire a Professional to Help You Move
Peak moving season is between April and September. If you’re moving during that time, give yourself at least two weeks to reserve transportation. When you hire a professional moving company to handle the large tasks, you’ll be able to make better use of your time for small tasks during move-in day – organizing, unpacking, gathering last minute items you might have forgotten about, etc. (Lex Relo tip: Weekends will usually be more difficult to book due to availability issues and could be more expensive if reserved at the last minute or during peak season.)
Create a Moving Timeline
You may be rushed to plan a move during a weekend and want to get back to work on Monday. However, be realistic with your expectations of unpacking and settling in. Making sure your home is in order sooner than later is imperative. It will ensure you’re returning home to calm instead of chaos after a busy day at the office!
Forward Mail to Your New Address
You’ll experience enough stress from the move itself, so be proactive. Forgetting to pay a bill or respond to a loved one’s wedding invitation because you forgot to forward your mail is not something you want to deal with after a move. To change your address with ease, click here.
Handle Your Utility Accounts
Call or email all of your utility providers and notify them of end of service. Remember to do the same to start service at your new home. Most providers will allow you to transfer service from one location to another to avoid service activation fees.
Moving for Work? Take Advantage of Tax Deductions for Your Move
If you’re moving for a job, you may be eligible to deduct some of your moving costs from your taxes. Make sure you track any and all moving expenses and then reach out to your HR point-of-contact or call your accountant. For more information on IRS Moving Expense Deductions, click here.
Work with a Trusted Real Estate Agent
Working with an agent you can trust is crucial to the buying/moving process if you desire an easy transition. Agents help ease the stressful process of negotiating, timelining for your move, and more. At Lexington Relocation, we align with only the best in the community!
Looking for a real estate agent? Here are 3 agents we work with closely in Lexington:
If your relocating efforts are having some hiccups, temporary housing (or in-between homes) is a great way to maintain a sense of normalcy during this time of transition. Lexington Relocation Services provides a stress-free, convenient solution to what can be a very daunting task for families in transition between buying and selling their homes. Need furniture for your temporary status? Visit Upscale Furniture for all your interior needs. For more information on temporary housing, contact us today.