Don’t you just feel the excitement from the mere mentioning of the words: ‘moving into a new city‘ ? I personally get the chills, and everytime I have to move, I instantly get so obsessed with the entire process of researching my new destination, the food, the culture, the area and start looking for an apartment… yes I know, you get the chills from mentioning the words ‘look for a new apartment‘ because moving your possessions to a new country or even across town, is anything but an easy task. However, due to my job, I have to move quite a lot, so I created a system for not freaking out when that time comes.
Before anything, have in mind that moving is a rather emotional process; so if you haven’t been through a huge move before, you may want to take your time to prepare well in advance by throwing some old stuff and getting rid of some things that will tie you down. That brings me to my point: moving into a new city is a two-parted process: being emotionally up for the task, and finding a company that will help you perform the huge move from a material aspect. Remember the following few key points the next time you need to move.
First Things First: Research the Area
You need to get familiarized with your new home city. For example, find out how much is the average rent, especially in the part of the city where you want to live. Is it safe, and are there supermarkets near so you can shop and all the similar necessities. It’s a rookie and an unforgivable mistake in this digital era to move to a new city without having a clear and precise idea of where exactly you’re going.
Once You Find an Apartment
Naturally, you’ll be looking for an apartment to live in. Here’s where the real work has to be done: you need to estimate just how much stuff you’ll be taking with you: are you moving for a year, for a month, for unlimited time? If you’re moving for an unlimited period of time, then this is a huge move, and as such, you need to hire a company that will take care of all your belongings that need to make it to your new home. These companies normally offer a full service package for such occasions, which means everything from packing boxes and bags, to picking, transferring and delivering them into the new apartment or house.
This is one of those times when you need to be your own accountant, or at least try to. Your research will show you just how high are the average expenses in the city you want to move to. Will your expected and planned monthly income be enough to meet them? This is a crucial part of your adventure because if you’re able to make enough or even better, more than you need to spend, your move will be very successful. If not, you’ll find yourself in trouble and won’t be so excited about the entire move.
Final words about moving, don’t stress it too much. There are companies you can hire to actually make it through, and if your money are on point, this entire process could go stress-free for you. I just hope you don’t forget to send a postcard to your loved ones as soon as you settle in. Good luck!