A Smooth Move
youíre relocating for a new job or starting your business in a new
place, you can expect to have to go through a few rough patches.
But, with some proper, pre-navigation plans in place, it is possible
to smooth those rough spots down, ensuring you donít leave anything
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Doing an online
your new hometown can give you a good idea of what areas youíll want
to narrow your search to. If youíll be working in an office, commute
times, parking, and transportation availability will be factors.
Once you have the areas you want to see first-hand selected, contact
a real estate agent for those areas and set up an appointment. They
may even pick you up at the airport and drive you to and from your
hotel. Give yourself at least three days to look at homes and
neighborhoods. If you canít find your home in that amount of time,
your agent can keep looking for you, but be prepared to act quickly
since in todayís market, homes, both for sale and rent, move fast.
Make sure you have a scanning
home to send documents in case you canít get back to take care of
all the necessary paperwork.
Taking Care of
If youíll be doing a job search in your new town, there are plenty
of ways to do that before you actually move. First, make sure your
resume is up to date. Choose from a selection of free resume
can allow you to customize your resume with a library of designs,
fonts, colors, and images. Simply add your text and youíll have a
stellar, professional resume ready to send out.
youíre opening your own business, check with local officials there
to see what licenses are required. If you can, have as much
paperwork done before the move as you can. Consider forming your
company as an
cut down on paperwork. Itís easy to do, you donít need legal help,
takes only a few minutes, and costs less than $50. Youíll reduce
your tax burden that way, too, as well as protect your personal
Loading Up and
Itís a good idea to know how much space youíll have in your new
place before contracting with a moving
Also, consider if it would be cheaper to leave/sell some heavy items
behind and purchase replacements when you arrive. Many times, the
cost of moving some items is more than they are worth. Check
references and reviews of any mover before you contract with them
and see if they offer any discounts for being flexible with dates if
thatís an option for you.
Clearly mark your boxes with
the name of the contents and a number. Then keep a list of those
boxes and numbers to ensure you receive them all. Take pictures of
furniture in case you need to make any damage claims.
Plan to stay in a hotel the night after the move in your old town,
then a night or two more in your new town as you await delivery
trucks or complete real estate or rental details.
The first days will be flurries of activity. Arranging for utilities
to be turned on, getting vaccination and
health records for schools, having driverís licenses and vehicle
registration and tags updated, and finalizing housing contracts.
The following days will be hectic as well while you unpack, get
groceries in, learn where things are, and if youíll be working in a
new office, introduce yourself to everyone there. After that, plan
to give yourself and your family time to get acquainted and
comfortable with their new neighborhood and town. Check out where
the parks are. See where the nearest zoo, aquarium, museum, or pizza
parlor is. Introduce yourself to your neighbors, your childrenís
teachers, and if youíre a business owner, the local Chamber
one really enjoys moving, but as long as youíve prepared ahead of
time, it can be a lot less worrisome and a lot more exciting.
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