March 13, 2018 KME Digital

5 Steps to Make Relocating for a Job Easier

Moving to a new home may be exciting but moving to a new city for a new job is even more exciting but daunting. There is a lot to do, but the tasks facing you may make relocating easier than you think. Here are tips to help you relocate with ease.

Go Tech

Like a lot of other things, moving can be high-tech now. You still have to load your things up and transport them, but there are various apps to make your job easier. You can order moving materials from your phone, plan your route, and help you set a schedule. You can also use various apps to explore your new city, so you don’t go in blind. You can also plan out your furniture placement or get your new utilities set up quickly.

Pack Smart

Packing can be long and drawn out, and unpacking is often worse. If you are stressed and short on time, you may find yourself throwing everything into a box, without trying to organize anything. This is a bad way to pack, and it makes it really easy to lose things while moving. Start by cleaning everything up and putting things where they belong, then pack room by room. Don’t be afraid to use laundry baskets, clean trash cans, and your suitcases as packing boxes. This will save space and help you stay organized. You can also put hanging clothes in a trash bag and transport them that way.

Love it or Leave it

Now is the perfect time to go through your belongings and decide what to keep and what to donate, throw away, or sell. If time permits, you can sell your belongings by holding a garage sale. For items not sold, you may donate belongings that you no longer use or wear that are in good condition. Be sure to obtain a receipt to use on your taxes under the charitable contributions sections on your taxes. When deciding what to keep and what to ditch, consider when you last used it. If you have forgotten that you had it or you haven’t used it for more than a year, you probably don’t need it.

Find Temporary Housing

If you are relocating for a job, you probably won’t have time to find a new place to live before you need to start your job. You may even be moving while the rest of your family packs up and sells your old home. During this time, it may seem like the simplest solution is to stay in a hotel, but that adds up quickly and can be an uncomfortable long-term situation. Instead, look for corporate housing alternatives. Most major cities have short-term corporate apartments that you can rent for a comparable price, but with more space and amenities. This will give you space to comfortably live while house hunting and adjusting to a new job.

Make New Friends

The best thing you can do to make this easier is to make new friends. Make sure you get involved in the office social life so you can get to know your new coworkers. You should also get to know your neighbors. These two groups of people will probably comprise most of your social interactions, so being friendly is really important.

The transition will always be a nerve-wracking event, but you can make your life much easier by being prepared and following these tips. Don’t forget to enjoy yourself on this new adventure.

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