Our Moving Tips When Relocating for Work

tips when relocating for work

Moving to a different city or even a different country from Singapore can be riddled with anxiety, particularly if you have a family. There are two ways to deal with the prospect of moving for work: you can choose to be annoyed about the possible disruptions to your life or you can embrace the challenge and new adventures that will come with it. In reality, you might end up with mixed feelings. Leaving your home or somewhere you’ve become familiar is never easy but there will be a lot to look forward to. If you are relocating for work, you may find these Allied's tips helpful for a successful move.


Do Not Be Embarrassed to Ask for Help

If you are relocating for a new job, you might feel awkward asking the company if they will help with your moving expenses. If this was not discussed when you were offered the opportunity to relocate from Singapore, bring it up with Human Resources before you start planning. Keep in mind the worst that can happen is the company will say no. However, being too embarrassed to ask could cost you a lot of money. In many cases, the kind of help you are offered will depend on where you are moving. If you are relocating to or from Singapore, you are more likely to receive financial assistance.


Plan Your Budget

Relocating for work will come with various expenses. If your company does not normally offer help, you can always negotiate. Do your research and find out how much you are likely to spend. Being informed will make it easier for you to approach the subject and acquire a fair deal. Obtaining the cost of removalists and travel will also allow you to plan your budget early on. Sticking to your budget might mean postponing some purchases until you are settled, so make sure to create a list of priorities.


Know Your Monthly Expenses

Before your move, you need to know what your average monthly spend will be. Do your research and find out the cost of rent, food and transport. If you have children, you will also need to decide if you would like them to be enrolled in private or public schools.


Do Not Rush Things

When relocating for work from Singapore, it is normal to plan to stay in your new city for good. However, you might end up deciding you do not like your job or the area you’ve chosen to live. This is why you should avoid buying property or signing a long-term lease until you have lived in your new location for a few months.


Become Familiar with Your Neighbourhood

If possible, try to visit the area where you are relocating before the move. You will feel more at ease if you know the best route to get to work or even where you can do your grocery shopping. Over time, you will have plenty of chances to explore your new city, but during the first days, knowing where to buy milk and cereal will make your routine a little easier.

If you are relocating for work and do not know where to start, contact the experienced team of international movers at Allied. We understand how stressful a move can be, particularly if you are moving abroad. We’re experienced in handling moves and documentation for yourself, your family and your pets and vehicles, so give us a call or email for details.