Relocating to a new place is never an easy task and we want to avoid it as much as possible. However, there are circumstances (like a new job, attending university, divorce, etc) that sometimes force us to leave our home and find a new place to live.
Planning a relocation requires a lot of time and effort. Aside from the place you will be relocating to, you also have to pay attention to the items that you will be bringing with. With the help of professional movers, relocating becomes much easier, faster and convenient.
What are the common types of relocation services?
1. Door to door or local relocation. This means leaving your old home and living in a new city or state, in the most convenient way. The service providers or movers usually perform the complete packing processes, delivers the cargo to the new place, and unpacks the utilities at the point of usage. The whole process of packing, moving and packing is completed under the guidance and supervision of moving experts. The moving company is also responsible for the custom clearance and other formalities.
2. Office relocation. Also known as corporate relocation. The process of moving office is the same as the residential relocation, except this one is for businesses, organisations and corporations.
3. Interstate relocation. Also called a long-distance move, this is relocation from state to state. Cost is usually dictated by how much stuff you’re moving and the distance you’re travelling. The moving company is usually responsible for permits and clearances required for interstate moves. International moves are considered interstate relocation as well.
4. International relocation. Moving out the country is a very laborious and complicated task. Aside from moving your personal belongings across the globe, you also have to take care of the necessary documentations for staying in a different country. International relocation is done by big relocation companies and they usually provide temporary storage.
How much does relocation cost? To get an estimate, you have to consider these things first.
• Transportation – The costs for transportation are dependent upon a number of factors. Will you be using a transport container; by sea or air transport (for international moves)?
• Packing and Disassembly – Depending upon your budget, you may choose to do this yourself or have professionals to it for you.
• Storage – If you cannot directly move into your new house or you wish to sell your house earlier, it may be necessary to temporarily store your household goods.
• Unpacking and Reassembly – Unpacking and reassembly of your household goods can be done by the moving company at the new residence.
• Insurance- Insurance usually covers household goods damaged during the move.