More and more single women today are taking the plunge and choosing to move to a different city or state for better career opportunities. By relocating to another place, ladies can have the opportunity to start over and build a completely new life – one that they can create on their own terms.
If you’re single and getting ready to start anew in a different city or state, here are some valuable moving tips that can help you prepare well for your new adventure:
1. Know your place of destination
Whether you have already chosen the city or state you would like to move to or you’re still narrowing down your list of options, get to know more about these places first.
Go online and read up on the locality you will be moving to or are interested in. Get as many details as you can about the employment opportunities you can qualify for, especially if you don’t have any job offers yet.
In addition, don’t forget to check how safe your potential new neighborhoods are. Do research on the crime rates in these areas. If the prevalence of crime is low, you can look forward to starting afresh in a safe and protected place.
These pieces of information will help you decide which city can give you the lifestyle, security, and career advancement you are looking for. In case you already know where you’re going, your research will help you mentally and emotionally prepare for your new life.
2. Create a moving checklist
Relocating to a different city or state won’t be easy; you will have to spend several hours packing all your belongings and preparing for the big move.
You can ensure that you get to complete all the tasks you have to do prior to your move by making a master list of all the things that must be done.
This master list should include:
- Hiring your interstate removalists
- Telling your current Internet, cable or satellite, and other utility service providers about your move and arranging a transfer, or switching to different providers
- Providing your bank and the post office with your new address
Packing should also be part of your master list. However, you need to create a separate, more detailed list for this task.
There are various apps you can use to create your moving to-do list. You can also use a notebook for this since nothing will make you feel better than checking off a task that you have completed.
3. Create a timetable
Your moving master list should come with a timetable. This means creating a schedule which will allow you to work at a comfortable pace and complete all the tasks you have on your to-do list.
Start by setting a schedule you have to follow every day or week. For instance, you can start packing clothes you don’t wear often and appliances you don’t use three weeks before the move. You can then move on to packing other items every day or so.
With a schedule to follow, you will avoid all the hassles of packing and doing other things haphazardly at the last minute.
4. Be organized when packing
Packing can seem like a Herculean task if you will do everything yourself. But by packing items by room, you will make the whole process less overwhelming.
By following this tip, you won’t have to waste time and effort moving from one room to another to fill a box. This will also help you greatly when creating your moving inventory, and once you start unpacking in your new home.
You will also have an easier time packing when you don’t bring all your possessions when you move. Before you start packing, take a look at the items in the room and group them according to:
- Things you frequently use
- Favorite items or things that have sentimental value
- Things you haven’t used in the last six months
You will reduce the number of items you need to pack by selling, giving away, or throwing out the things you place in the last category.
Lastly, don’t forget to label your boxes accordingly. This will help you have an easier time unpacking as well.
5. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help
Packing and moving can be difficult for anyone. As such, if you’re starting to feel overwhelmed, ask your friends and family for help.
Since you will be moving far away from your loved ones, make the most of the time they are in your home as they are helping you out. Offer some great food and beverages and squeeze in some “bonding time” with your friends and family.
If you don’t want your loved ones to get tired from helping you pack your items, ask your removalists if they offer packing services. By getting this service, you will be relieved of this exhausting task and you will be sure all your possessions will be packed properly.
Moving to a different place for a better job or more career opportunities can be exciting. You will even enjoy the whole experience and have fewer difficulties settling into in your new home when you prepare well for this new stage in your life.