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Short-term vs. Long-term Relocation

Any relocation is a stressful event. But sometimes as an employee you can be transferred to another location for a short or long term. It can be even more stressful as you don’t know what exactly do you need to take with you and would you be able to relocate without a professional help.
There are two main types of relocation: long-term business relocation and a short-term move. In order to prepare for any of them you need to know the difference between the two types.


Short-term moving means changing of residence for a relatively short period of time. The relocation can extend from 3 months to the year. The main point is that both employee and the company know that the relocation won’t be permanent. Such a moving takes place in several occasions:

  • The company opens a new branch in another city and it needs to transfer several employees there to control the work, educate staff or manage other issues.

  • An employee or a manager is working on the specific project that requires his constant attendance in another city.

In the case of the short-distance relocation the aspects of the moving process depend on the specific period of the relocation. Sometimes you are moving only for 3-6 months and there is no need to take everything you own. You only need a limited amount of items and sometimes a few furniture pieces.
Even if you are going to stay in the new place for a year, sometimes the company rent for you a fully furnished apartment so your belongings can stay in your old place or you can keep them in the depository.
In any of these cases the moving process in quite easy. You need a small van or only your car to transfer your property.


Long-term relocation requires permanent changing of the employee’s place of living. It means that the company needs him to move to another city for a long period – more than 1 year. The causes of such a move are the same as for a short-term relocation: opening of a new branch or need to work on the special project. Putting it simply, the long-term relocation differs from the short-term one by the period of time that employee need to live in the place.
In such a case, you will have to use a professional help. The right moving company is what you need to reduce the relocation stress and deal with more important tasks that always accompany any moving especially the relocation on business purpose.

Do you want to relocate without any stress? Use the help of California Movers Local & Long Distance Moving Company. Professional company movers and packers are ready to help you with a moving advice and to provide their efficient assistance in packing, truck loading and other issues, which have to be done during long or local relocation to Santa Barbara.
Moving with California Movers Local & Long Distance Moving Company is what you need to get an awesome relocation experience!