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5 Steps to a Successful Relocation

Whether you have moved before or this is your first time dealing with a relocation there are several critical steps to take to ensure success. Having a stress free move is something that will be different for each person within your family. It is important to take these critical steps to ensure that you and your family forge ahead with an approach that will work for you and with you.

1. Engage Family Support
Any job search can be difficult and requires family support. But no job search can be more emotionally challenging than one that involves moving your family. The first step is always engaging in an open dialogue with family members toward these goals:
  • Listen to their concerns even if they seem minor.
  • Find out what is important to THEM in the relocation. It could be a particular schooling scenario, or maybe itís a lifestyle change.
  • Win their support for a relocation.

    2. Research, Research, Research
    The more you know, the better informed your decisions will be and the scary unknown relocation possibility becomes and plausible option. Use the internet - it is a great source for this type of information.

    3. Plan Ahead
    The unknown is often times the most stressful part of a move. Where am I going to? How much will this cost? How long will it take to sell my home? Gathering this is information so that you can plan ahead will help you in determining just what it will take to ensure that you have a smooth transition. For instance, if you know that you need to watch your budget on the moving costs, it may be a good idea to start going through your home to get rid of things that you donít need. Start with heavy or bulky items as they typically cost more to move. Doing this over time can help ease the stress of having to cram it in the night before the movers come.

    4. Calm your Concerns
    Try not to get overwhelmed. There are a lot of details to go through and finalize. Make a list and stick to it, ask for help, and plan ahead for unforeseen challenges. Donít plan to fly out the evening that the movers are finished taking your stuff from your home. What if they canít get it all out that day and need to come back the next morning for a few items. This can happen.

    5. Partner with an Expert
    Align yourself with a relocation partner to help. FPC of St. Louis partners with Recruiter Relocation to provide you with a dedicated Relocation Coach to help you and your family throughout your relocation. The company can assist with the details and help to relieve the stress and anxiety that often come with a relocation. Remember you have now gathered information and are confident.

    No matter where you are in the process of a move it is important to keep calm. Dealing with excessive stress is often precious time wasted and can cloud your mind making it hard to come up with a solution to your problem. Plan ahead, focus, and remain calm and you will have a more successful move.


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