Planning the details of a job relocation is an important part of the moving process. It’s easy to get caught in a moving mishap when there are so many things to think about! Whether you’re planning your own personal move, or you’re an employer working out the best relocation plan for your employees, here are a few common moving mistakes to keep in mind.

Damaging furniture and other household items. Asking for help with the moving and packing process is one of the best ways to streamline your move. During a move, it’s extremely important to hire a reputable moving and packing company to avoid damage to items. You’ll save yourself time and heartbreak by choosing trustworthy movers who know how to expertly pack difficult-to-move, heavy, and fragile items.

Neglecting organization and decluttering. Give yourself, or your employee, enough lead time to properly prepare and organize your items whenever possible. It’s no fun, and very stressful, to find yourself packing useless things at the last minute that you had intended to donate. Find an organizational method for packing that works for you, start early, and declutter as you go to make your moving day as stress-free as possible–you might even save a little on packing and moving costs by moving less stuff.

Forgetting about child or pet care. Planning around kids and animals doesn’t have to be difficult, but it’s easy to forget. Realizing this detail has been missed on the day of the move is no fun. It can cost time, worry, and extra stress. Nanny services, pet care, and even pet transport can be arranged with a bit of planning, if you or your employees need extra support.

Not scheduling utilities to be turned on. Moving into a home without electricity in the middle of the summer can be a nightmarish experience. It can be difficult to choose and schedule things like electric, cable, and gas, but they’re all important steps in the process. Make sure you add them to the checklist for you or your employee’s next relocation.

At Gillian Cunningham Realty, we do our best to make relocation simpler. We provide transition and integration services to help with finding a home, nanny and pet care, move management assistance, identifying a great community, and more. Call us today to find out how we can support you or your employees during the relocation process.

(Article by Gillian Cunningham of Gillian Cunningham Realty Group. For more Real Estate Tips, visit or AskGillianCunningham on Instagram and Facebook.)