Are you working remotely? You are definitely part of a growing group in the modern-day workforce. Some of the latest numbers say that around 4.7 million workers spend their time as employees in their homes at least part of the time. Working from home can have its perks, but when you are a remote worker facing a residential move, you also have a few unique challenges. Take a look at a few tips to help you plan around your move as a remote worker.
Notify Your Employer
One of the most important things is to let your employer know that you are anticipating a move shortly. Some employers need to know you are relocating due to cybersecurity measures they may use. For example, if something changes about your network connection or location, it could interfere with your ability to access the employer’s intranet at the office unless they know in advance.
Prearrange Your Working Schedule
Do what you can a few weeks in advance to arrange your work schedule around the upcoming move. Talk to your employer about the situation, use vacation days or personal time, and consider asking for a little extra time off. It will also help to know your schedule and responsibilities after you get moved into the new place.
Disassemble Your Home Office Last
Make sure your home office is the last room on your list of rooms to pack. This will keep your workspace functional up to moving day if needed. It is OK to disassemble everything down to the bare minimum. For instance, first pack office decor, extra furniture, and files you don’t need. Save tackling all the wires and cables, primary computer equipment, and anything else you use daily for last.
Plan for Utility Connections Before Your Move
If possible, arrange for essential utilities and services to be on and ready to go before you start moving your belongings. As a remote worker, you will need immediate electricity and internet access. Once you have these connections on and waiting, your primary focus will be getting your computer and devices set up and connected.
Save Some Time Off for Setup After the Move
Keep in mind that you will likely have some downtime in addition to the time it takes just to get everything packed and transitioned. Also, getting your home office set up and operating might take a while. And finally, this is the perfect opportunity to make sure cables, cords, and electronics are set up in a neat and organized fashion as recommended by PCMag. Therefore, you may need to schedule a few extra days off so that you don’t end up with work commitments that you can’t fulfill without a functional office.
Need Help with Your Move?
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