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Moving to New York for a job – How to do it the right way

June 15, 2018

Are you looking for a new job? Are you thinking about moving to New York in order to get it? The Big Apple can be a great choice. And it can also be an adventure, especially when you take into account the move to the most famous city in the US.

If you’re not prepared, a move to New York can overwhelm you. To help you out, we, the Empire Movers team, have put together a list of tips to help you survive a relocation to the Big Apple.

Communicate

This is probably the most important advice we can give you. When you’re moving to New York or any other place in the world, you need to talk to your significant other. It doesn’t matter why you’re moving to New York, you need to communicate.

Communication is extremely important, especially during the initial stages of moving. Remember, you’re changing your life. This has a huge impact and different people handle it differently. So don’t be afraid to share your feelings related to the change.

By communicating, you can get through the move without any stress or arguments.

Try to understand the expenses that come with moving to New York

Start by creating a moving budget. Afterwards, try to find out who’s going to cover what costs and how. It may so happen that your employer will cover the moving expenses. So be sure to ask them. Different companies offer different things, so you need to speak to them about the move. Don’t be shy! It can only help you.

And if the employer does not cover the moving costs, don’t worry. Some expenses can qualify as deductions on your federal tax returns. Just save all your receipts and store them somewhere safe.

If you understand the costs of a relocation, you can make it a lot more manageable.

Find out as much as you can about your new place

When trying to understand costs, don’t just focus on the cost of the move. Instead, try to understand all the costs. Because moving to a new city also means new costs, maybe higher costs.

So go online or, even better, visit the new location, if you can, to explore what it has to offer. It will help you decide whether to buy or to rent, and also what other important financial decisions to make.

You are not alone

Moving to a new city might mean leaving friends and family behind, but this doesn’t mean that you’ll be alone. You can ask them to help you move. Just remember to start early and divide work.

But don’t overwhelm your friends and family. Otherwise, they might not be so eager to help you out in the future.

Relax and enjoy your new home

Once the moving process is complete, just relax and enjoy your new home. Forget about unpacking. You can do it tomorrow. Just order a pizza, crack open a cold one and sit back and relax. Your relocation is finished. You are now ready to start a new chapter in your life.

Welcome to New York!

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