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Considering a Move for Work? What You Need to Know About Employee Relocation Packages

The last few years of low unemployment numbers have motivated many companies to design attractive packages for potential hires, including relocation incentives. Even as recent events leave the future of the job market uncertain, companies including Capital One, UCHealth, Salesforce, and more are continuing to hire thousands of employees. As Americans adjust to this emerging new reality, we may see more and more people relocating for work. If you’re relocating more than 50 miles for work, your future employer may offer you some type of relocation compensation. Usually, these packages cover “reasonable” moving and work-related expenses related to your move. According to a recent survey […]

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12 Customs Rules That Can Cause Big Issues with Your International Move

When it comes to international relocations, we have a saying here at DeWitt Move: “It’s the little things that make a huge difference.” Nowhere is this more evident than in the customs clearance process. Whether you’re coming from an international destination and clearing back into the U.S. or clearing local customs when moving abroad, getting the procedures and documentation right is crucial. If you fail to declare a restricted item or forget a crucial piece of paperwork—such as the inventory list for the wine you’re shipping—your container could be held up for weeks. To give you a taste of the kinds of rules you might encounter during an international relocation, we talked to our experts. They gathered some […]

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Understanding Your Moving Journey: From In-Home Consultation to Unpacking the Last Box

Moving can be stressful—even more so than divorce, according to a recent study. After all, when you use a moving company to help you transition to a new home, you’re essentially turning over all of your most personal possessions to a group of people you just met. It requires a certain level of trust, no question.   However, when you do your research and choose a reputable moving company that deserves that trust, your moving story is much more likely to have a happy ending.   Additionally, this research can help you understand exactly how your moving company operates, giving you a clear sense of what to expect at every phase of your move. This can significantly reduce your stress and worry. Instead of […]

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Prohibited Items That Can Derail Your Customers’ Move to Mexico 

After over 60 years in international moves, we know that there’s nothing that can disrupt a relocation faster than finding prohibited materials in a shipment of household goods. Not only does it mean delays and possible fines, but it can also erode trust with international partners and officials, making future relocations potentially problematic.  Keeping up with the incredibly specific regulations set forth by all the countries of the world is a challenge, no question. However, if you have customers relocating to Mexico soon, we want to make it a little easier for you to move them south of the border.  We’ve been working with our established partners in Mexico to assist in relocations, […]

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4 Key Details That Make Moving Customers to Puerto Rico a Little Different 

Puerto Rico, the smallest member of the Caribbean archipelago known as the Greater Antilles, is also called “La Isla del Encanto“—the island of enchantment. This U.S. territory is just a little smaller than the state of Connecticut and plays host to gorgeous white sand beaches, the lush El Yunque rainforest, majestic mountains and cool, inland rivers.   It also offers perks to U.S. citizens who decide to make Puerto Rico their home. In addition to tax incentives, Puerto Rico makes it nearly seamless for Americans and permanent residents to live and work on the island. No special work visas are required and the island operates on the U.S. dollar, so you don’t have to exchange any currency. Plus, if you […]

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Moving to Alaska, Hawaii, or Guam? Your Current Address Might Cost You More!

When you’re relocating to a destination like Alaska, Guam or Hawaii, you might think your starting location doesn’t matter much. After all, is a move from California to Guam that different from a move from New York to Guam? Other than a slightly higher cost, what difference do 3,500 miles make? There are a few things you need to know if you’re considering a move to a Pacific destination. Check out these four things that can impact your move. #1: Bulky Items Will Add Big Cost If you’ve done some research, you may already know that your moving company should offer you: 1) An on-site […]

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