In the world of employee relocation, phased moves are becoming increasingly popular. The start date at a new job might require one to move before all the packing and logistics are finalized, or if it’s during the school year, one of the parents might want to stay behind so the children can finish out the academic year. This approach, while practical, can present its own set of challenges.
Regardless of the reasons, phased family moves can be stressful. While the leading spouse may be settling into a new environment, the trailing spouse might be handling the move’s logistics. At Hilldrup, we aim to offer resources to streamline this process for families.
A Moving Resource to Consider:
- CityPointe: We recently covered the benefits of CityPointe on the blog, but it’s worth mentioning again that the program helps with some of the most stressful aspects of moving –selling your old home and buying a new one. CityPointe helps you identify local realtors best suited for your situation, and who can lend a hand to the trailing spouse. It also provides temporary housing, which gives the leading spouse a comfortable place to land quickly without committing to anything long-term while they get situated in the new area.
As families can confirm, the stress of the trailing spouse, handling the bulk of the move, can affect the leading spouse’s performance in their new environment. Streamlining the process ensures both family members can transition smoothly and efficiently.
Furthermore, bridging the gap between phased moves requires acclimating the later-arriving family members. Those who move first often have a head start in exploring and settling. It’s crucial for every family member to find their niche in the new location. For guidance, CityPointe provides neighborhood insights. Additionally, this guide on settling into a new community offers strategies to help families adjust.
If your family is planning a phased move or needs assistance with the process, reach out to a Hilldrup moving expert to schedule a free quote. We’re here to support and guide you every step of the way!