5 Items To Check Off Your Job Relocation Pre-Move Checklist

According to statistics, 26% of the people who moved in 2021 moved for career-related reasons. Moving to a new place and starting a new job both come with excitement and stress, so doing both at the same time comes with double the emotional highs and lows. Fortunately, you can take some of the stress out of your job-related relocation by creating a pre-move checklist. RenovationFacetime.com offers some tips to make this move a breeze.

1. Choose the Right Location

Start by setting a budget. The median sales price for a home in Denver, CO, was $480,000 in 2021. According to ApartmentList Denver listings, the average cost of a one-bedroom apartment rental was $1,874. The most affordable neighborhoods in Denver are Barnum, Westwood, and Mar Lee, where the average rent was $1,132 per month. The most expensive were LoDo, Congress Park, and Cherry Creek at $2,419, $2373, and $2,360 per month. Experts recommend spending no more than 33% of your monthly budget on housing. If you can’t find a suitable home for sale that is within your budget, consider renting instead of buying.

Next, decide on the amenities you need. You can use online tools to find rentals and homes for sale with the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and amenities you are looking for that are in your price range. Make a list of the properties you are most interested in and then narrow it down by looking at 3D virtual tours of the properties.

2. Hire Professionals To Help

You can take a lot of the stress out of the process by hiring help. First, contact a real estate professional to help you search for properties that fit your needs and budget. Real estate pros have access to listings that you may not find online. Consider hiring a moving company to help pack and transport your stuff. If you have any fragile, difficult or valuable items to move, you may need a specialist, such as a piano mover. 

3. Pack Your Stuff

One of the best things you can do to make packing easier is to get rid of everything you don’t need. Start as far ahead of your move as you can, but be careful not to pack up the stuff you need for daily living until right before. If you are using movers, book them early. Use the right size boxes. Put together an overnight bag with your essentials the night before moving day. 

4. Take Care of Yourself

No matter how much you prepare, you will probably still have some stress. A bit of self-care can help you work through it. Focus on the things that excite you about your move and don’t linger on the negatives. Give yourself a break from social media and email and take a walk or read a book. Eat a healthy diet. Permit yourself to not be productive every hour of the day.

5. Have a Plan for When Something Goes Wrong

Something will probably go wrong with your move. You might forget to schedule the power company to turn on the electricity and arrive at a dark home. You might leave behind your child’s favorite toy. Whatever it is, don’t panic, and don’t beat yourself up. Go back to your plan and make the best of it.

There is no way to completely remove the stress from a job-related relocation. However, the better you plan your move, the less likely you are to be overwhelmed by the process.

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