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Take the Stress Out of Your Job Relocation With This Pre-Move Checklist

There is a lot involved in starting a new job and moving to a new city. With so many tasks to keep track of, it is easy to forget something. Using a pre-move checklist makes it easy to ensure that you don't miss any critical tasks or important deadlines. Just check the items off your list and have a stress-free move.
  1. Set Your Budget
    Establish your budget for your entire move, including your down payment or deposit on your home; the cost of any services you need; deposits on utilities, gas, food, or vehicle or equipment rentals; and the price of boxes and packing supplies. If you plan to purchase a home with the help of The Day Realty Group, consider getting a pre-approval on a mortgage. This helps you establish a price range for your home search.
  2. Choose Your New Home
    When choosing your new home it is important to consider all the relevant factors:

    • Distance from your job
    • Features of the home
    • Whether to rent or buy
    • Your budget
    • Financing options and cost
    • Schools
    • Access to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

    According to real estate data, the average sales price for a home in Canton, OH is $135,000. Average prices for popular neighborhoods range from a low of $35,000 in the Summit neighborhood to $352,900 in The Villages at the Quarry.
    The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $850 per month. The most affordable neighborhoods for rentals in Canton include SWING and Harrison Hills. The most expensive include Vassar Park and North Lehman.
    If you are self-employed, choose a home with a space, such as an extra bedroom, that you can turn into a dedicated workspace. You can be more comfortable and productive if you have a private space to work in.

  3. Hire Help
    If you are moving a lot of stuff, you may want to hire professional movers instead of doing everything yourself. Movers can help you pack, or you can pack up your stuff yourself and have the movers handle loading, transporting, and unloading your possessions. If you have any specialty items, such as a piano, you may need to hire someone with expertise in moving those items.
    A professional organizer can help you pack, unpack and organize your belongings. Utilizing such a service can get you up and running in your new space faster than you having to put all your stuff away yourself.
  4. Call Your Insurance Company
    You need to cancel the homeowner's policy on your existing home on the date that it transfers to the new owners. You also need to make arrangements to get insurance on your new home. If your current policy is with a national insurance company, you may be able to transfer your coverage to a local agent in your new city. If you will be renting, you won't need to insure your new home, but you still should get a renter's policy to cover your possessions and provide you with liability protection.
  5. Pare Down Your Stuff
    Your move will be easier if you get rid of things you don't need. Sell, donate, give away, or throw out your unwanted items before your move.
This isn't everything you need to do to get ready for your move, but it is a good start on your final checklist. The more complete you make your checklist now, the less thinking and stressing you need to do when it is time to relocate.


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