Advice on Relocating For Work
We came up with Aussie’s National Service facility, because, among other reasons, we knew how stressful and costly it was for people to relocate for work, and we knew that a fixed-price (starting at £299 plus VAT) option would help you – our valued customers. Our National Service option, often used in conjunction with our brilliant-value Packing Shop (with its useful arrays of boxes, tape, tape guns and more that can be delivered straight to you, fast), is designed to make relocation (for any purpose, whether work, study or personal) much, much easier on body and soul. And for one more chunk of peace of mind, our packing and unpacking bolt-on service, is the ideal complement. The service will transport the contents of a small one-bedroom flat in a 210 cubic feet ( 5ft. x 7ft. x 6ft.) container from London to any destination in England or Wales, with BAR-approved removals men loading and unloading at the other end. For full details of our National Service click here
Work relocations – although exciting and optimistic times – are riddled with stress and complication and we’re here to lessen both those burdens. For one, you often have to maintain your job-performance while still grappling with the requirements and consequences of moving home. No mean feat. Perhaps you’ve had to sell up and maybe it’s not just you who’s moved but a partner, spouse and children, too. Everyone’s coping with a new environment and you have to keep your eye on the ball, work-wise, too. So let’s look at how all this can be easier, with some helpful tips.
1.Get help. If your company hasn’t made relocation assistance available to you, then ask. The worst that can happen is a “no”, but that’s unlikely, so there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. Your job may come with help for transport, house-hunting and even assistance for additional family members looking for jobs of their own.
2. Be organised. Use your smart-phone, set reminders, maintain to-do lists and checklists for leaving your old home and arriving at your new one.
3. Get acclimatised. If you can, make time both before and after your move for really getting to know your new location. Talk to people who already live there and stroll around the neighbourhood. Read the local press too.
4. Rent before buying. And make it a short-term lease. This means you’re not tied to a long-term commitment before you’ve even walked through the door. It gives you breathing space and a chance to work out which area you like most. It could even be that your new company offers housing of its own to get you started.
5. Make friends. This may sound obvious, but it’s actually easy to overlook when you’re feeling drained by the move and are caught up in missing your old neighbours. A social network will make you feel settled and happy. Clubs, post-work hobbies, and simply door-to-door introductions can get the ball rolling. And then there are the online services, like MeetUp, to make it even easier.