HELPING YOU THROUGH LIFE’S MANY TRANSITIONS™
Moving can be more stressful than having kids or getting divorced, says Bustle. Add in the complexity of a career-related relocation, not to mention having to cater to the needs of your family and kids, and you have your work cut out for you. You’ll need to plan carefully and think about all the little details to pull off the transition smoothly.
Fortunately, we’re here to help. This pre-move tips article, from our experienced Junk It Move It team, offers an overview of the things to consider to move stress-free. Our goal is to help you execute the move smoothly while investing as little time and money as possible.
Ask for Help From Your Employer
Many employers offer relocation packages. Be sure to check with yours, if you haven’t already. You may receive several benefits, from help with finding accommodation to direct financial assistance, among other things. If they don’t offer a package, you may be able to negotiate one. If nothing else, your employer may be able to put you in touch with your new coworkers, who may be willing to offer useful advice and help.
Research and Budget
Knowing what you’re getting into is important if you’re going to build a rich, fulfilling life for yourself in your new environment. First, research the place you’ll be moving to. Figure out the cost of living, the people, climate, and related factors that would have an impact on your lifestyle. Next, based on your findings and your personal financial situation, allocate and prepare a budget – both for the move and to support your new lifestyle. Nothing causes problems like a last-minute money crunch.
Chose the Right Location
Some areas are better to live in than others. Here are some tips for picking a suitable neighborhood:
- Commute time: The less time you spend commuting to work, the better.
- Amenities: You and your family likely need easy access to amenities like schools, hospitals, playgrounds, and entertainment centers.
- Neighborhood: A safe, peaceful neighborhood is, of course, ideal.
- Personal preferences and well-being: Your family’s likes, dislikes, and well-being need considering.
- Pets: Not all locations are pet-friendly. You may need to factor this in.
Start Building a Support Network
Having a supportive network of people in your new place can make your life much easier. Not only will they be able to help you in practical, material ways, but they could also offer emotional support. You can network with your work colleagues, join social media groups in your new neighborhood, or ask existing friends and family for assistance.
Prepare for Packing & Moving
Packing and moving – both yourself and your belongings – is likely the most difficult part. Refer to our resources page for a step-by-step checklist of how to execute your move. Junk It Move It offers trustworthy moving assistance – from packing to transport – as well as reliable advice along the way.
Be Ready for Challenges
Countless things can and likely come up during your move. Be flexible with your plans, if possible, and leave extra time to take care of problems. Read up on common relocation errors so you can learn from other peoples’ experiences.
Finally, account for your and your family’s emotional state. Moving can be an anxiety-inducing, sometimes traumatic experience for everyone involved, especially the kids. Be there for and support each other to settle in better. Parents.com offers helpful advice when you’re moving with kids.
Relocating for your career can be a fun and enjoyable experience if you’re organized, use your time and energy wisely, and partner up with experienced movers. For the best results, team up with your partner or spouse and go over your plans together. Two heads are better than one, and they may be able to pick up on stuff you may have missed. And who knows, you might find life in a new city is even more exciting for both your career and your personal life. You never know until you take that chance!
This special edition article was written by guest writer, Megan Cooper, of RealLifeHome.net – thank you for your insights and collaboration.
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