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Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 28 Nov 2019, p. 22

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How to manage re Moving can be a considerable undertaking. 5 While working professionals who are single or > married with no children may find it easier to move than men and women with families, it's ' fair to say that anyone who is moving in the Milton Canadian Champion nsadehalton com neg@r future has some significant work ahead of om In its Job Relocation Survey, the moving company Allied Van Lines found that people move for a variety of reasons. Fifty per cent of the 3,500 respondents indicated they relo cated for career advancement or money, and \ h Som .\. Snowrealty SAM McDADI B.Sc, M.B.A. Owner/Sales Representative 905.502.1500 many more indicated they relocated because of a Job transfer (12 percent), their companies moved (9 per cent) and to be closer to family/ relationships (8 per cent). Regardless of what's motivating men and women to relocate, and whether or not they're relocating on their own or uprooting their fami: lies, various strategies can make a forthcom- Ing move go more smoothly. Inquire about relocation assistance The Allied survey found that 63 per cent of companies offered relocation packages. JUST LISTED!! Great tenanted 2 bedroom 2 bath Condo 15th floor with a Northern view. Tenant would like to stay and has 18 months left on lease. Building boasts a pool, gym and hot tub. VES Broker of Record 3 ff | 3 Advertorial locating for a new job That's a considerable perk, as moving can be expensive, especially for adults moving to different parts of the country. Asking about re- location expenses before being offered a job can be tricky, but some companies may men- _tion such packages in their job ads or in their initial meetings with out-oftown candidates. Ask what relocation packages cover Relocation packages vary from company to company. The Allied Survey found that 54 per cent -of companies that offered such pack ages covered moving expenses, while 21 per cent gave new hires a lump sum of money to use as they deemed necessary. One in five companies even sponsored trips to search for homes. Adults who are offered relocation packages should get the specifics so they can start creating moving budgets. Emphasize organization Much of the stress associated with relocat- ing can be traced to the logistics of uproot- ing oneself and one's family. Men and women who are unaccustomed to making lists may want to start, as doing so can help keep track of all the tasks that need to be completed. before hitting the road. Various unique tasks, from canceling utilities to changing insurance policies, must be completed before moving, and it's easy to lose track of what's been done and what hasn't. Maintaining a todo list and checking off tasks as they're completed can simplify the relocation process. Rent your first home : The Allied survey found that 31 percent of respondents indicated the most challeng- ing part of relocating for a job was finding a home, while 29 per cent felt acclimating to their new community was the most challeng- Ing aspect of their relocation. Adults who rent their first homes upon relocating can remove some of the pressure to find the per- fect home, knowing full well their first home In their new community will be temporary. If possible, rent in a location that makes it easy to immerse yourself in your new com- munity, which should make the adjustment easier. In addition, place items that are unnecessary for day-to-day life in storage. Having some of your possessions already packed should make your next move less stressful. : Relocating for a job can be exciting and stressful. But there are ways to make moving go smoothly. (MCC) 724 Megson Terrace, Milton - $775,000 5805 Whittle Rd #110 Missi 1034 Clarkson Rd N. Mississauga, ON L5J 2V9 1264 Main St E, Milton, ON L9T 6H7 78 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON L6K 1E1 ssauga, ON L4Z 2) Tr --------_-- ] ior RE Tei 823. 1500 876.1300 CRISES 905. 905 905. 905. NO HOME IS TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL FOR TEAM McDADI

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