When an individual or family is moving, there is a lot to be done. Here are some things to think about. Moving can be an exciting new chapter in a person or family’s life. Even in the best of circumstances, it can be stressful. Change is always an adjustment — relocating to a new neighborhood, house, city, state or even country will be a big one. Be prepared to go through a growing experience which always includes at least a few bumps. Here are some things to think about when it’s time to relocate:
– The right decision? Before you pack up and head to the next house, it’s a good time to do a bit of soul searching and reflection. If this transfer is out of your hands and ordered by life circumstances such as employer relocation, downsizing due to foreclosure or money woes, or because the factory where you worked has closed down, then you have little choice. Buckle down and get the job down. But if you’re only moving because you’re bored or don’t like your next door neighbor, it’s time to do a little self reflection. The old adage, “no matter where you are, there you go” is going to be true. If you don’t like your neighbor, you might not like the next one either. If you’re bored in this location, you’ll probably be bored in the next one too. It might be better to do some work on yourself instead.You may find more information at address change.
– What can you afford? If you definitely have decided to relocate and feel it is the right thing to do, it’s best to get a reality check about what you can afford in the next location. Different regions are priced quite differently. If a person is moving from Kansas to San Francisco, they will likely be shocked at the price of housing. Do your homework to figure out what you can afford.
– What are the schools like? If you have children, you’ll need to check into the public and private school system in order to see what will work for them. A child’s school environment can make or break them-make sure you select your neighborhood carefully.
– How will this affect your spouse or partner? If you’ve been offered a fantastic promotion if you transfer for the job, it might sound like an opportunity too tasty to pass up. This must be discussed at length with one’s partner, however. A wonderful job isn’t worth a troubled relationship.
– Doctors/Dentists/Hairdressers: When you know that the move is a “yes,” be prepared to find new doctors, dentists and hairdressers. Notify the current offices that you’ll be relocating so they can be prepared to send records on to the next practitioners. Even hair stylists will want to pass on color formulas and the like to the next stylist.
– Packing and heading out: Don’t forget to put a change-of-address in with the local post office. Start collecting boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap to package up breakables. U-Haul trucks and trailers are an option if you plan to DIY. Full scale companies will offer estimates as an alternate course of action.