METCALF MOVING BLOG
Moving When You Work From Home: Keeping Up As You Transition
When you work from home, you already know that it can be tough to balance other responsibilities while hitting deadlines and making it to meetings. This can get even harder when you’re in the midst of a move. So check out these tips to help you stay on track as you transition from one home office to another.
Give Yourself a Break
Like many people who work from home, you likely hold yourself to high productivity standards. However, when you’re in the process of a move, it’s time to give yourself a little bit more leeway. You’ll likely have some days where you accomplish a little bit less than usual, and that’s ok. However, as you settle into your new space and the literal dust settles from your move, you’re likely to find that you’re even more productive than usual. This isn’t the time to volunteer to take on a new project. Instead, finish what needs to be done and stay on top of your workload. Don’t try to go above and beyond until you feel settled.
Inform Your Supervisor or Clients
Life happens, and it’s important to let your supervisor or clients know that you’re in the middle of a relocation. Let them know if you’re taking some time off or if you’re going to be shifting your work hours while you figure out your schedule in your new home. Likewise, let your colleagues know of any changes as soon as you can to adjust their schedules accordingly.
Don’t Overextend Yourself
If you can, leave some time in your schedule for unexpected issues related to your move. Whether it’s running into a problem setting up utilities or struggling to entertain your kids while the movers load up boxes, you’ll likely run into some snags in your schedule during the moving process. The last thing you want is to deal with work stress while also managing moving issues. So keep your work schedule as lowkey as possible during the moving and settling-in process; if you find some time to dig into work as much as you usually do, use that time to get ahead — not to take on extra work.
Stick to Your Work Hours
Moving is stressful and tiring. If you can, stick to your regular work hours during your move, and don’t answer emails or texts outside of regular working hours. You’ll need time to rest, set up your new space, and complete moving-related tasks. This isn’t the time to work into the wee hours of the morning to try to wrap up a project.
You Don’t Have to Do It All Alone — We Can Help With Your Move
If you work from home and you’re getting ready to move, you’ve got enough on your plate. We’re here to help you get from your current home to your new home as quickly and efficiently as possible. Reach out to us today for a price quote on our moving services.