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In partnership with Stephanie Haywood of My Life Boost
Maybe you feel like you’ve been stuck in a rut lately. Your career seems to be stagnating at your current company, you’re growing distant from some of your local friends, and you’re losing interest in your old favorite hobbies. Perhaps you’ve started to wonder if you could benefit from a change of scenery, and you’re thinking about moving somewhere new.
If you’re getting ready for a fresh start in a new city, you can use Prime Storage to store your belongings during your transition. Here’s how to relocate to a place where you can truly thrive and fulfill your potential.
Choose a New City
First, it’s important to think carefully about which city you want to move to. What do you feel like you’re missing in your current city, and what are you looking for in your new home?
If you don’t have a particular city in mind just yet, think about a city’s job prospects, the cost of living, the weather, any amenities you specifically want, and the demographics. After all, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’ll want to ensure that you’ll easily be able to make new friends around your age.
Find a Place to Live
Maybe you’ve visited a city that you had in mind, and after your visit, you’re sure that it’s the perfect fit for this next stage of your life. Your next step is finding the right place to live. Before you begin looking at different housing options, you’ll need to decide if you want to rent or buy.
No matter your decision, you should draw up a realistic budget based on the average monthly rent or typical home prices in the neighborhoods you like. Ideally, you’ll want to take a few more days to tour apartments, homes, or condos to get housing secured before your official moving date.
If you’ll be moving across state lines, you’ll have a few additional considerations. A long-distance move can be very exciting, but it’s also a lot of work! But if you’ve fallen in love with a city several states away, you can pull off the relocation process without a hitch as long as you plan accordingly.
You’ll need to research moving companies that provide long-distance services and be prepared to switch to new policies for your car insurance, health insurance, and other forms of insurance coverage.
Make the Transition
Whether you’re moving out of state or within your state, there are a lot of logistical tasks you’ll need to handle leading up to the big day. Unless you have friends or relatives who are letting you borrow their truck, you’ll have to hire movers.
Furthermore, you’ll need to get your packing supplies together, create a comprehensive packing list, and, of course, get all your belongings packed away in the appropriate boxes! When you arrive, it’s best to start unpacking right away so that you can feel at home.
Start Your Job Hunt
If you were moving from out of state, you may have timed your actual move along with the acceptance of a new job. But if you’re moving from a relatively nearby city, you might not have started job hunting until you arrived.
To find a job where you can truly grow as a professional, consider updating your online presence and changing your location on social networks, reaching out to your current network for any references, researching local employers in your industry, and polishing up your resume before sending out applications.
Relocate Your Business
What if you’re self-employed? As a business owner, you’ll need to focus on relocating your company. This process can be long and complex, so if you’re confused at any step of the way, you may want to reach out to a legal consultant or accountant in your state for support and guidance.
Chances are, you’ll need to set your company up with LLC status in your new state. Thankfully, this process doesn’t have to be expensive – instead of hiring a lawyer, you can file through an affordable online formation system! It’s important to remember that even if you previously filed for an LLC in your old state, your new state may have its own. A formation service can help you fulfill all the requirements in your new state.
Make New Friends
One of the most challenging aspects of moving to a new place is making new friends. Try to seek out opportunities for socializing in every aspect of your routine in your new city.
For instance, if a coworker invites you out for coffee, join them! If you’ve stumbled across a local pub that hosts trivia nights every week, why not see if you can sign up for a team? There are endless chances to meet new people – just keep your eyes open!
If you’ve realized that you’re ready to start a new chapter in life, moving can help you feel truly revitalized. Sometimes, you simply need a new environment to feel your best. With these tips, you’ll be able to overcome this low point and settle down somewhere you love.
Need a storage unit for your move? Call Prime Storage today at 888-846-6503 to get started.
Written by our blog partner, Stephanie Haywood of My Life Boost
The views, opinions, and endorsements expressed herein are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Prime Group Holdings.