The New Year is quickly approaching and we all know that means big changes! For some, that may be changing your habits, diet or style. But for others, a new year brings even bigger changes like moving to an entirely new place! While this is probably one of the most exciting ways to start off your new year, it would definitely be unwise to venture into this unprepared. We’ve therefore prepared a list of a few important tips to guide you through your move and ensure that your new year starts off with a successful bang!
1. Secure a Job
One of the first things you should be thinking about is whether you will have a job secured in your new area once you make the big move in the new year. If you do not already have a job offer, start to look for jobs in potential neighbourhoods before moving and if you’re having difficulty, do not hesitate to hire a job recruiter to help!
2. Research Potential Neighbourhoods
It goes without saying that you want to ensure that the neighbourhood you move to will be suitable for your needs and lifestyle so that you and your family enjoy living in your new home. You should find out what amenities, schools, recreational facilities all potential neighbourhoods have so that you can make a well-informed decision. Remember also to pay attention the safety of the neighbourhood by looking into crime rates as well as availability and accessibility of health facilities.
3. Hire a Property Management Company
Moving is a big venture and one way to ensure that the process goes smoothly and your new year starts off on a good note is to enlist the help of a property management company. Kodiak Properties is one renowned property management company in Saskatchewan that serves the Moose Jaw and Regina regions. The company manages a range of rental properties, including houses, apartments and condos. Property management companies like Kodiak Properties have experience with landlord/tenant relationships and so if you are looking to rent a home when making your move, enlisting such help can be invaluable.
4. Pack Early and Carefully
This may seem obvious, but it is something that can become very stressful if overlooked. Moving means packing up all the stuff in your current home that you don’t want to leave behind. Ensure that you start packing early, so that you can go through the process gradually and careful and not lose or damage things on the way. You will want to wrap up fragile items and pack things in sturdy containers and boxes.
5. Hire a Trusted Moving Company
The moving company may seem like the least of your concerns, but you want to hire a company with a good reputation to ensure that your possessions arrive to your new home in one piece. Furthermore, being present during the process and labelling your possessions in advance is a good idea as you can ensure that movers know what items to be careful with. You do not want any damage to your prized possession to dampen the excitement of your big move.
By following these few important moving tips, you can step into the new year and your new home with confidence!