Beat Moving Blues With These Four Tips
August 15, 2013
Whether you are moving locally, or out of state, moving can be a stressful time. Moving can mean torn homes, and estrangement from friends and a comfortable, familiar community. The last thing you want to do is pile more stress onto your shoulders. Make moving easy and stress free with the following tips.
1. Start With What is Best For You
In 2010, as many as 59% of Americans were living in the same state where they were born. That number is currently up to 62%, and rising. Research company relocation options, and decide whether you would like to stick to your home state or strike out somewhere new.
2. Know That You Are Hardly Alone
Employee relocation is common. Up to 35.6% of young twenty somethings, ages 20 to 24, move each and every year. That percent is only slightly lower, or 30.7%, for employees in the 25 to 29 age bracket. That means there are a lot of displaced, lonely people in their twenties. Make new friends quickly by searching Facebook, social media, and forums for local interest and activity groups.
3. Never, Ever Put Off Packing
Packing is such a pain that it can be tempting to leave it all to the last minute. Whether you are relocating for a job, or any other reason, this is a bad move. Packing takes time, and can be overwhelming if you put it off. Other useful packing tips include packing only what you need to. Go through kitchen supplies and appliances, and weed out the ones you no longer need, before packing them up. Electronics should also be treated with special care. Refer to guides for special packing or moving instructions and, if you cannot find them, visit company websites for digital copies.
4. Dig a Little Deeper
Ask family and friends for advice and personal experiences when choosing relocation services. Top relocation companies will also offer a relocation guide or relocation calculator, helping you get a better idea of what to expect.
Whether you are relocating for your job, or for personal reasons, know where you want to move, kick start friendships, stay on top of packing, and take advantage of help from top relocation companies.