By Donna Koring, Relocation Director
Planning and Organization
Make a list of what you need to do and when you need to do it. The best approach is to make a calendar of events for your moving timetable.
Unplanned events can happen during your move so be prepared. For example, whether you are buying or selling a house or renting an apartment, coordination of vacancy and occupancy dates can be a challenge, so be prepared with a contingency plan for temporary storage of your goods.
When you talk about moving, you really mean relocating. It's a process that usually takes anywhere from 90 to 120 days. If you and your family become involved in the process, you will find it can be a well-organized, efficient experience. The key is your effort to control each aspect of the relocation.
You cannot be passive. Moving is not something you can stand back and watch. It involves everyone! The responsibilities of relocating need to be shared...amongst you, your spouse, children, friends, employer, Realtor, and, last but not least, the moving company you select.