Learning About Hotels and Lodging

Out-Of-State Career Move? 3 Steps To Ease Your Rapid Transition To A New Home

by Jordan Marshall

In today's competitive career market, you have to jump on opportunities when they are presented, and you have passed the test. So what do you do when you have two weeks to execute an out-of-state move to an unfamiliar location while also adjusting to a major career change? Although many people would rather curl up and nap than tackle a rapid move, you thrive on this kind of situation. As you make your plans, use these strategies to find a home and move in with enough time and energy left to enjoy exploring your new locale. 

Embrace Minimalism

Downsizing is key to a successful long-distance move, and you will definitely need to purge. Begin by assessing your belongings to identify which items are absolutely unnecessary. Then, create a plan to keep, toss or donate your unneeded items. If you have time, a yard sale is a great way to plump up your moving funds. However, you may find it quicker to just contact a local community service organization that can benefit from your rapid move up the career ladder.

Delegate Essential Tasks

There are tons of resources available to help you with an out-of-state move, and your first order of business will be to find a new home. Fortunately, an apartment rental company can familiarize you with what is available in the area, and they can even show you pictures and floor plans to help you make your decision when you don't have time for a tour. Once your apartment is selected, go ahead and hire your movers if you were unable to purge enough to fit your stuff into your car.

Set Up For Survival First

With apartment rentals (from places such as Dale Forest Apartments), you can usually count on them already being clean and ready to set up, which means you can focus on getting your basic needs met for the first night. Since you will likely be working hard over the next several months to prove yourself in your new career, you should concentrate on setting up the necessities you need to survive. Make sure your refrigerator is stocked, your bed is put together and your bathroom is set up with all of the essentials. This way, you can at least know you will be able to eat, sleep and shower on those inevitable nights you end up working late.

A long-distance move for a new career is the kind of risk-taking venture that you are known for, and you can use every resource available to make it work. While most people may take months to plan a move, your overachieving personality would never waste time that could be spent on furthering your career. By doing your due research and streamlining your living arrangements, you can be sitting pretty in your new home and position before those two weeks are even complete.