Changing jobs is a huge challenge and so does moving cities. If you are unorganized, then you are surely in a pickle. So here is a list of the essentials or must-dos when relocating for work. We are surely it will ease your burden. Here’s how:
- Know your new environment.
Have you done your homework on the new city? Is it better than your current place? Are thing easily accessible? The questions are endless. Yes, wherever you move to, this will be your new home. Get the right information about eateries, your cost of living, and is the new place a family friendly neighbourhood and so on. If you know people who have shifted to this city, get a low down from them too.
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We understand that change is never welcomed with open arms. It is very important to network before you relocate. But a friend living in the city can always ease the process. He could introduce you to a couple his/her buddies, talk to you about the famous hangouts and recreational activities and so on. A warm welcome is always a PLUS point.
3. Negotiate relocation benefits.
Once your company decides to relocate you to another city, they deem you as a valuable asset (trust us). But it is you who is moving and therefore try and negotiate the best package possible. It is very IMPORTANT to get all agreements in writing before making the leap.
A few reimbursements to ask are:
- Temporary housing costs. This one is not a given, so be sure to ask.
- A relocation or adjustment bonus. This should include open/closing or transferring your account/money as well as Insurance. Candidates with senior positions have more leverage.
- Assistance in selling your current house, should you own one.
- Assistance in buying a house or finding a place to rent (in the new city).
You then need to decide a moving/shifting date to store away all your goods safely. It might seem convenient to move in to your storage space on the weekend when you don’t have work and when you’re relativity free.
5. Finding a storage facility.
Planning self-storage for moving is a matter of finding the right unit size as well as the right storage service. You can find the best storage service right here.
Depending on your requirement you can find storage units, capable of holding the contents of your house, which include furniture, boxes, and any appliances you may be moving.
Secondly, if you’re going to be moving to a hot and humid climate during summer, find a storage facility that offers climate control. You do not want your goods to get warped or damaged due to the forces of Mother Nature.
And lastly, find a storage facility with excellent security features so you’ll know your things are safe while in storage.
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6. Breathe in, breathe out.
Take a long and deep breathe, things could have been worse. Realise that things will not go as planned but with a positive attitude you can embrace all the hurdles with a smile on the face.
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