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Essential Tips to Remove the Stress During Your Job Relocation

Brie Stephens

Brie has always been a fan of all things associated with Lake Life living...

Brie has always been a fan of all things associated with Lake Life living...

Apr 29 5 minutes read

Essential Tips to Remove the Stress During Your Job Relocation

Written by Medina James

It is easy to feel stressed when it comes time to relocate for your job. It can be a lot to take when you have to not only figure out your new job but also get your family and all of your belongings across the country. However, you can make the process easier if you have a smart plan. Here at Lake Life Realty, we know how complex moving can be, so we have created this checklist to make the process much easier for you and your family.

Find a Place to Live

The first step that you should take is to find a new place to live. You need to decide at the start if you want to move into a home or you want to keep your options open and instead start out by renting an apartment or townhouse. You should research the potential area to find the best neighborhood for your needs. Look at things like crime statistics, reviews of the local schools, and how long your commute may be. If you need help, consider obtaining the assistance of the Lake Life Realty team who can show you the best properties and answer your questions.

If You Need a Job

If your spouse is the one moving for a new job or you just need to move for the chance to find a better job, then you should also research potential opportunities in the new city. It is a good idea to reach out to some companies and schedule interviews for when you plan to visit to look at houses. This may also be a good idea to refresh and revise your resume so you are ready for the interviews. If you need help in this regard, then consider using a resume builder like the one offered by Adobe. This is a great tool because you can either start a resume from scratch or use one of their professional templates and fill in your information. You can even add photos and images. It is a great way to impress potential employers.

Declutter Then Pack

Possibly the most stressful part about this situation is wondering how you will pack up an entire house and get it to the new destination. The first step is to remove any unnecessary clutter. Start by looking through your closet and remove and donate any clothes that you haven’t worn for the last year. Then, go through your other rooms with the same mindset so you are only left with the things that you really need.

Hire Movers

Once you have reduced your clutter, you can then start packing boxes. Unless you have unlimited time, it is a good idea to hire professional movers. They know the best ways to pack everything efficiently so you aren’t wasting time or space. Plus they can load all of your belongings on the truck and transport them to your new destination. When it comes time to find movers, do your research. Look for local companies, read customers' reviews, and request a price quote so you can ensure that the costs are within your budget.

Take Care of Smaller Tasks

Once you have your new home picked out, you will need to take care of a couple of small but important tasks to ensure that you are prepared for the move. When you are about four weeks out, contact the post office and request to have your mail forwarded to the new property. You can choose a specific date so the mail doesn’t get there before you do.

At this point, you should also call the utility companies and either have your utilities transferred or new services connected so you can have running water, electricity, and trash pick-up ready when you arrive.

As you can see, there is a lot to do before you can make the big move, but if you take it one step at a time, you can remove the stress from the situation. If you do need the assistance of a realtor, contact Lake Life Realty at 603-819-8071.


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