by Eva Benoit
Making a big move? Whether you’re relocating for work, family, or just a change of scenery, it can be overwhelming to think about all the things you need to do. To help make the process easier, PRSA Tri-State has put together this pre-move checklist that will provide a framework for thinking through your upcoming career and housing decisions.
Look for the Right Home and Neighborhood
Especially if you’re going to be buying and selling at the same time, planning is crucial. The first step in making a big move is finding a great place to live. It’s important to research neighborhoods and check out online listings before making any decisions.
Consider what type of property you are looking for, your budget, and what amenities are important to you. This will help narrow down your search and ensure that you find the perfect place to call home. You can check out online listings, which offer multiple ways to view the property remotely so you don’t have to go in-person.
Research the Cost of Living
It’s critical to take into account the differences in cost of living between your current location and prospective new locations when planning to relocate. Doing research in advance can help you set expectations regarding your finances, allowing you to plan ahead and create a budget that is suitable for your needs after the relocation has taken place. Take some time researching different neighborhoods before making any commitments, looking at crime rates and school ratings as well as cost.
Land a New Job with a Standout Resume
Finding a new PR job is an essential part of making any big move. When updating your resume, make sure to include any new skills and experiences that can help you stand out from the competition. To increase your chances of landing the perfect role, create a customized and eye-catching resume.
Contact Moving Specialists
Once you have found the perfect place to live, it’s time to start thinking about how you will get there. Consumer Reports suggests connecting with moving professionals ahead of time will help ensure that everything goes smoothly on moving day and that all items arrive safely at their destination. Be sure to research different companies in advance so that you can compare prices and services offered before committing to one particular company.
Declutter by Digitizing Paperwork
When preparing for a move, decluttering can be a daunting task. It’s important to find ways to simplify and organize the process. One tip is to scan important documents, receipts, and other files to PDF format. This not only reduces the number of physical papers you have to sift through, but it also makes it easier to access and share these files digitally.
Set a Timeline for Packing
Packing up all of your belongings can be overwhelming if not done properly, which is why Moving.Tips advises establishing a packing timeline, which is essential when making any big move. Make sure that each room has its own packing list so that nothing gets left behind on moving day.
Additionally, consider labeling boxes as they are packed so that unpacking becomes less daunting after arriving at your new home. Staying organized will not only provide you with peace of mind; it will ensure that you’re able to stay focused throughout the process.
Register Your Business
Moving your public relations business from one state to another can be a complicated process. Before registering as an LLC for example, it is important to research the laws and regulations of the new state as well as filing fees and paperwork requirements. Doing so will ensure that all applicable laws are followed and a successful registration is achieved.
Plan for Your Move
Making a major move is always quite daunting, but it can also be tremendously rewarding. Taking the time to do your due diligence and make some smart decisions ahead of time can help you in the long run. Before relocating, search for rentals online, research local job opportunities, and create a packing timeline. That way, you’ll be well-prepared for a successful transition.