You might consider moving to Adelaide if you’re looking for a fresh start, better job opportunities or a closer relationship with your family.
Moving can be stressful and you need to take into consideration many things when moving to a new city. These are the unknowns that can make you anxious. Here are seven tips to help you make your move as easy and painless as possible.
- Research the Job Market for your role
Before you move to a new place, it is important to do your research on the job market for the profession that you will be working in. This will give you a fairly good average range of what you could potentially be earning. Although you may be able to find a job in your area, it is possible to do most of the leg work even before you move but applying and sending resumes out. A lot of the interview process is conducted online these days and companies are in need for talent no matter where it comes from.
- Compare moving companies
Do not choose the first company that appears on Google. Reach out to other businesses in your area for a free quote if you’re looking for professional Adelaide removalists. Comparing 3 or 4 will be sufficient to give you an idea of the ongoing rate and the differencebetween each service. To avoid making a mistake, read reviews and do some research online about the company before you accept a quote.
- Work out how to transport your car
Aside from your house, your car would probably be the next valuable asset in your name. If you have a car that will still last you the next ten years. Then you are probably best to find a car transporter who can safely transport your car to your new city. You will need to sort this out as soon as possible as sometimes it may take weeks for the car to arrive. Ideally this should be the first thing to leave so you can make sure that when you arrive in your new city you can pick it up straight from the depot.
- Reach out to some Real Estate Agents
Find the perfect property to suit your budget and needs for a great start in your new town or city by reaching out to local agents that specialise in the areas you wish to move into. You will probably have limited knowledge about the area and the rental market so it is a good idea to seek out the knowledge of some local agents. They can even provide you with an area report which comprises of local amenities, government plans and even demographics.
They can recommend property styles that suit your needs, from a small apartment to a large family home. They can also make recommendations about the best areas in the city for starting a new life. This could include being near schools, green spaces, and public transport.
- Donate your belongings
Before you hire a rubbish removals service to purge unwanted belongings, make sure to clean out your home and donate your usable items. This will help you to reduce the number of items you need to bring with you. You can also sell your possessions to increase your cashflow.Charity shops such as Oxfam or Vinnies will be glad to take them.
- Start early
Once you’ve decided to move, start packing. You can reduce the stress of moving by packing as soon as you are able. It will allow you to spend more time with your family before the big day. It is also a good idea to label and color code every box before you move. This will make it easier to locate the item you need and can help you to be more efficient once you have moved into your new home.
- Connect up your utilities
It can be exciting and frightening to start afresh in a different city. But remember to spend a bit of time to connect up your utilities in your new home. Different cities may have different utility providers and it is not as simple as calling your current one and switching it over. If in doubt your agent will be able to assist you and at the very least do all the work for you in finding out which utility providers there are. The last thing you want is to move into a new home and start connecting utilities on the very first day only to find out there is a 2 to 3 days connection lead in.
By doing the above you can be sure that you will be able to settle into your new home in Adelaide a lot sooner and start appreciating what the wonderful city has to offer.
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