Getting Started

Moving can be an overwhelming life event if you are not well organized. No matter what type of move you are planning on making, ReloTutor’s step-by-step process provides you with the information needed to ensure a successful move.

Corporate Relocation vs Personal MovesMoving Yourself vs. Corporate Relocation

This website is designed to help both the average person moving on his or her own, as well as people that are moving through a Corporate or Employee Relocation program. Both types of moves generally use the same processes, however, relocating employees may receive expense reimbursements and can additionally benefit under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax code. If you are not a relocating employee you can steer clear of the Corporate Assistance portion of this site, but be sure to visit Taxes and Relocation to learn about deductible expenses.

Corporate Assistance: If you are planning on moving for job purposes you should know about the benefits of corporate relocation programs. Most large employers have formalized programs while small and mid-sized companies often provide ad-hoc benefits. Regardless of company size you will need to know how to negotiate to maximize your benefits.     More» 

Deciding to Move

To get started you’ll need to focus on why you are moving. Is it because you’re starting a new job or maybe just looking to make a change? To make a rational decision you’ll need to analyze if it is the right thing for you to do at this point in time. We will help you assess things like cost of living, employment pay scales, and access to medical services, schooling and more. Since moving is expensive and disrupts the lives of everyone involved it is not a decision to take lightly.     More»

Phasing Your Move

We've categorized the move process into three distinct phases to help you more easily organize your thoughts. Each phase covers a range of topics to ensure that you and your family complete the move with as little stress possible. Since these phases rely upon one another, it is important that you understand each of them before you start the move process.     More»

The Discovery Process

The Discovery phase is the first step and most important part of your move. During this phase you will discover everything you need to make critical decisions about your move. The research will help you understand all of the costs you will incur, the impact it will have on you and your family and help you decide where to live.     More»

The Move Timeline

With so many tasks to accomplish from start to finish you’ll need a good timeline of events to keep you on track. When do you order move estimates? How far in advance do you have to register your child for school? Did you remember to forward your mail? Even if you are a highly organized person you’ll need to step back for a breather and pay attention to this section.     More»

 

Trailing Spouse AssistanceTrailing Spouse Assistance

Your spouse is following you on this important move, but what's on the other end for him or her? Finding a job or going back to school might be what's needed.

 


Taxes: Personal vs RelocationTaxes for Personal Moves and Relocation

You can deduct moving expenses on your income taxes as long as you move as part of a job change, regardless of whether a company is paying for it.

 


Moving Company MysteriesMoving Companies and Van Line Practices

More than 40 million household moves take place every year, creating a growing need for legitimate moving companies. Most companies are above board, but you need to be aware.

 


Packing Your OwnPacking Your Own Household Goods

You can save a lot of money by buying your own boxes and packing yourself, but are you creating more expense by not being properly insured?

MOVING TIPS

The 3 Phases of a Successful Move

 

1] Properly research the new destination before you decide to move. Understand your financial and social impact to you, and download the free assessment form. Stressed Out by Moving

 

2] Learn about each step of the move process to get your move started in an organized way.

 

3] Manage transition and stress from the very beginning. Each family member needs to be fully engaged throughout the entire move to properly assimilate into their new environment.