Relocating employees and families come in all shapes and sizes. Some employees and families have a large amount of household goods items to move that can take up the entire moving truck, while other employees are just beginning their career and have very few household items to transport to a new city. While each employee’s move may be important, they may have very different needs. One size does not fit all in a household goods relocation and it’s important to have a partner that can give your team options when needed. Let me illustrate…
I recently received a call from a customer that was looking to move from a one bedroom apartment in Texas to Colorado. Her biggest concern was Timing. She couldn’t have a long delivery window due to time restrictions with her job at destination which can be typical for a van line when moving a small shipment with a long distance. I advised there is now a way to actually schedule a preferred one day delivery for her small shipment to meet her needs through a small move container concept as long as she fit the requirements. Needless to say, she was excited to hear about this concept which eased the stress of the move for her.
Here are 3 things you need to know about a container move for your employees this summer:
- Container moves include a one day preferred delivery versus the van line time of 1-3 weeks. You can set up delivery when you reserve the loading date.
- Container moves include up to 3 weeks of storage for no additional cost to give you time to travel and take possession on new apartment or home at destination.
- There are a few restrictions on the “container moves” which includes VOLUME (less than a 2 bedroom apartment / 5000 lbs.) and SIZE (items can’t be over 87″ in length.
Helping someone with different needs reminds me of the story about a young boy on the beach picking up starfishes and throwing them back in the water after being washed up to shore. A man walked up and mentioned there are miles of beaches and he couldn’t possibly help all of them. The boy then picked up another starfish and threw it in the water and said, I made a difference for that one!
Call to action: Reach out to your relocation partner this week to discuss container move concepts for your employees with small moving needs. Let me know if you need a resource and make a difference for your team needing small move support this summer.
This has been “A Relocation Minute” on “Small Container Move” with Bruce Waller, for more information on relocation resources call 972-389-5673, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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