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Sometimes, you might just not want anyone else to know your business. Moving from one location to another could be one of those things you may be looking to keep private. Or, maybe there are other important reasons to leave town quickly and / or quietly, without anyone finding out. Fortunately, there are a number of things that can be done to help you move discreetly.
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In such a case, the primary order of business is to not tell anyone what you are doing. This includes not only yourself, but also every other member of the family. In order to ensure a discreet move, no one can tell anyone, even friends and other family members. Yes, this might be difficult, but just remember:
- The specific reasons for your move, using this as motivate to hold your tongue.
- Never give any hints or indications about your future plans.
- Don’t discuss the specific reason (or related issues) for making the move.
- Stop scheduling future events in order to avoid any uncomfortable discussions.
Be Quiet When Hiring Movers.
If you are looking to be discreet, it is probably best to use full service movers rather than renting a truck and moving on your own (although this is possible, but will require even more clandestine efforts). Just be sure to research potential moving companies thoroughly, using trusted resources.
Some moving companies may even be able to help you with this. Ask if the company would be willing to come at unusual times so that they can move you out in a more discreet manner. This may even involve coming out to pack and move items in several stages. But, this is much better than taking the typical two or more weeks of preparing and packing boxes, which will almost certainly alert friends, family members and neighbors to your moving plans.
Some Information Required.
As much as you might like to simply leave without telling anyone, there are a few people that must be informed. This includes:
- Your Employer: You will want to give them a forwarding address so that you can continue being paid. If you will be continuing your employment, then it pays to give them the news, especially if you might need to request some time off. If you will be leaving the job, then providing your employer with notice will ensure a good reference should a future potential employer wish to contact them.
- Landlord: If you are renting, then you have a legal responsibility to the landlord. Make sure you take care of all your obligations before going, which is likely to include providing the landlord with an acceptable amount of notice. By leaving on good terms and even paying to break the lease, should it be necessary, will help to ensure they also provide a good reference to any future landlord.