Moving Around Heavy Equipment

Moving Around Heavy EquipmentChances are that sometime during the course of your life you will need to relocate for a new job. However, it is important to keep in mind some things when deciding whether or not to relocate for a new job.

First, you want to make sure you are going to love your new job. We all need to be realistic and understand and accept that there is no perfect job. But we can find a job that makes us happy and that we enjoy going to each and every day. Transitioning might be hard, and you need to make sure you move for the right job.

Second, you need to figure out where you are going to be living. This might be difficult especially if you are unfamiliar with the area you are relocating to. Also keep in mind the duration of how long you will be working there. If it looks like a short duration perhaps the option of renting versus buying might make more sense. On the other hand, if there is a long time permanent move, then put some roots down and purchase a home. In my husband and my case, we decided we want to rent for the first year and spend that time experiencing the area to see where exactly we want to buy.

Third, study the cost of living in your new location. Keep in mind your new income and make sure you are still able to meet all of your financial obligations and still save some money each month. Cost of living varies greatly from place to place. My husband and I are finding that out in a very real sense as we look at similar houses in different locations. A house here in Utah would cost $200,000 and the same square footage/style of home in Seattle would cost at a minimum $400,000. So there’s always cost of living to keep in mind.

Fourth, you will want to consider who will pay for relocating costs. As you well know if you have ever moved, it can be pricey. Is this something you will have to get the bill for, or is your new company willing to give you a moving allowance. It never hurts to ask a company if there is a moving/housing allowance for the fact you are relocating. I was shocked at how expensive it was for us to move cross country, and let’s face it, I didn’t think we had that much stuff. Regardless of how much stuff you think you have, chances are not only do you have more than you think, but you also have some really heavy items. These could include a washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, or even really heavy dressers. Chances are you will need help moving around these items because the last thing you want is to throw out your back. One great option can be found at These are rigidly mounted wheels that can be placed on a moving dolly to help move items around a heck of a lot easier. You can get light duty which will hold up to 450 pounds of weight or you can opt for heavy duty which will hold up to 3500 pounds of weight. These are a great resource to moving around heavy equipment.