Whether you're starting a new job in a big city or relocating to continue your current job, moving requires significant planning and time. According to the U.S. Census, almost 20% of movers moved for job-related reasons in 20161, so you definitely aren't alone in your move. Reliant wants to help make your move easier, with proven plans, services and tips that help you find the right balance of flexibility and security as you settle into your new location.
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If you did not have much time to prepare for the move (and sort through your belongings) or you are moving into a small apartment temporarily while you look for a larger home, you will want to investigate storage facilities in your new city. You want to choose a well-reputed facility that fits your needs.
There are a few storage companies that offer both moving and storage, using a single container to transport and store your property. These can be a good option when you need longer than a day to fill your moving truck or have less than a couple of weeks between the moving of your belongings to the new city and when you will be able to transfer them into your new home.
Moving is the perfect time to let go of all the things you don't need anymore. If your company is moving you and helping with relocation expenses, you may not have to worry as much about packing, but even then, no one wants a million boxes to unpack at their new home.
If your company is handling your move and has provided a relocation package, you may be required to use a specific moving company. If not, we have several tips to help you find the best movers and relocation companies for you.
There are several factors to consider before relocating for a job, the most important being your family and relocation costs. It's a good idea to consider if this is a place that you'll enjoy living in, the cost of living, and the state of the job market if you aren't relocating with a job offer lined up.
Moving can be expensive, even for local moves within the same state. You should budget at least $1,000 for relocation costs and prepare for other costs, such as fuel, packing and unpacking, or insurance. A local move on average costs $1,250 and a long-distance moved on average costs over $4,000.
The main benefits of relocating are a change of pace, the opportunity to make new friends, and furthering your career path. If you're moving to start your dream job or a higher salary, the relocation costs aren't as large of a negative factor. Relocation allows you and your family to embrace change and seek out new experiences.