Moving? 3 Things To Consider

Moving? 3 Things To Consider

Moving - Three things to consider

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My wife and I recently moved and then moved again and we’re discovering that there are a lot of things to consider when moving. If you’re going to be moving, here are three things you need to be aware of when moving.

  1. Location, Location, Location – It matters. In the case of my wife and I, when we decided to move across country, we opted to sell my car so that we would have only one vehicle to deal with. The house/apartment/condo needed to be near a metropolitan area so that I could easily “commute” via walking or biking to a location that had Internet availability. While our new place is not near town, it is a 15 minute bike ride to a nearby Starbucks.
  2. TV/Internet Availability – Lots of people take having this kind of access for granted. While moving, we thought that getting access to TV and Internet would be a very straightforward and easy thing. Unfortunately, what we’re finding out, it isn’t. Since we’re now living in a very rural community, the options are extremely limited for what’s available and the prices we’re going to pay are going to be at a fairly significant premium. And all of the options require a 24 month contract, which stinks since we’re only going to be in the area for 10 months. We’re going to be paying a penalty for early termination. Piece of advice: before you move, check out all of the TV and Internet options available to you and make sure your new place is able to accommodate everything you’re going to need.
  3. Access – Dovetailing on the Location aspect mentioned above, the new place needs to have access to people, places, attractions, etc. that are important to you. It may look like it’s “centrally” located to all sorts of things, but the reality is that it may not be near or convenient to anything. Do your research and look into your new place before signing on the dotted line.

Moving is an adventure. Moving is also stressful. But moving provides incredible opportunity for new and fantastic experiences. When preparing to move, make sure you take into account the three suggestions I mention above. Your experience will be a lot better if you do.

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