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  • Writer's pictureJohn Karras

Your Essential Pre-Move Checklist During a Job Relocation

If you are making a necessary move for a new job position or your company is relocating to another area, then you need to start thinking about how to get from here to there with as little stress as possible. It may seem daunting at first, but with proper preparation and a smart approach, you can make it an easy move. Here at Job Transitions, we know how involved a job relocation can be, so we put together this checklist of steps you can take to make the process easy so you don’t miss a beat.

Research Landing Spots

Although you may know the general location of your new company, you will likely have your choice of towns or neighborhoods where you can buy your new residence. Take the time to research the surrounding area. This is especially important if you have kids because you will want to research the schools in the area as well as the crime statistics so you know that you are moving to a place where you can live comfortably.

Check the Commute

While information about the neighborhood is important, you will also want to keep in mind the commute that you may have from your home to the office. You don’t want to spend half of your day driving, so find a property within a reasonable distance, and if that is not possible, then ask to work remotely from home.

Pre-Plan What You Can

While your company likely has given you some time to get your affairs in order and get from point A to point B, you will still want to get to work as soon as you can so you don’t miss any deadlines or important assignments. You can have a smooth move and not waste unnecessary time by planning ahead. One way you can do so is by getting pre-approved for a mortgage so you know when you can afford it when you get there. Doing so will also let you know how much you may be paying a month so you can plan accordingly.

Once you have a home secured, you could also pre-plan by calling the utility companies ahead of time so you can have electricity and water set up before you get there.

Take Care of Your Health

It can be easy to get wrapped up in the moving process, but it is important that you do not let your health take a hit. If you don’t take care of yourself and you stop exercising or you begin eating bad food regularly, then you are causing more harm than good. Although you will have a lot on your mind, make sure to get your seven to nine hours of sleep every night so you can keep your mind clear and you are well rested so you can take care of your relocation tasks. Also, get your 150 minutes of exercise per week leading up to the move so you can keep your body and mind in peak shape.

Find Professionals

Another way that you can be proactive before your relocation is to hire professional movers who can help you pack and transport your possessions to the new location. Professionals can be true lifesavers because they know the best methods of packing your stuff so that it doesn’t break and they can get it done quickly and efficiently. It is also a good idea to find movers in your destination city as well. By providing the date that you plan to arrive, you can have the movers ready to go so they can unpack your belongings without delay so you can get back to work.

By following the tips above, you can make your relocation as smooth and easy as possible. Just make sure to be proactive so you aren’t taking these steps at the last minute. If you need more information or support for your job transition, contact us at the form here.

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