When you hear about someone relocating for work, you might think that they’re moving for the long-term – but this isn’t the case these days. More and more workers are being relocated on short-term assignments, and temporary moving offers different challenges than those that are over a year or more.

Here are the things you need to consider to prepare for a successful temporary relocation for work.

Organise your housing

Your company might offer you temporary housing in an apartment or unit that is furnished and has utilities such as WiFi connected. This is different to you renting your own place, as you don’t have to sign a lease or pay bond. If you can get your company to agree to this, you’ll save yourself a lot of money and time as you won’t have to furnish your apartment or pay rent.

Pack smartly

You need to think about how long you’ll be in your new location for – what seasons will you be going through, and what clothes do you need to bring to suit the weather?

Find out what you’ll have access to at your destination, so you know what sort of electronics, toiletries etc. that you need to bring. Like with any move, make sure you keep your important items, such as your passport and valuable jewellery, with you during your travel so that they don’t get lost or you’re stuck waiting for them to be delivered.

Hire a moving company for your larger items

If your employer isn’t providing a furnished apartment, or you simply want to have more of your stuff with you if you’ll be away from home for a longer time, then you’ll need to hire someone to move your belongings. If your company has a preferred provider they will help you organise things, just be sure to keep the receipts for their records.

We help people move within the local area as well as interstate, so be sure to contact us for a quote on your move.

Consider if you need storage

Sometimes you can’t keep your current lease going while you’re away for work, and you may not be able to take all of your items with you – so what do you do? Don’t worry! You don’t need to get rid of your belongings, just look for an appropriate storage solution instead.

Your company might offer a relocation package that covers storage (as well as your moving and accommodation expenses), otherwise, you’ll need to find one a solution for yourself. There are many different options for storage, so do your research and find the most suitable one.

Relocating? Rely on us!

Temporary relocations for work can be stressful, even if you’re not going to be away for long. Let the team at Removalists On the Run take care of the worry for you, and help you move your belongings to your new location – and then back again once your assignment is over!

Call us now for a quote on your relocation, and see why we’re the movers of choice for many people in the area.

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