Do you ever get that feeling that you forgot something? Moving can be very hectic yet an exciting time in one’s life that it is easy to forget some things in the process. Whether you’re moving from the North or moving four hours closer to the east coast, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos that comes with moving. Here are a few tips and reminders to keep in consideration when getting ready to relocate.
• Housing – Seek a realtor to help you find your next home. When looking for a new home, one of many things to consider is how far you have to travel to your job from home. According to chiff.com, the average travel time to work is 24 minutes.
• Cost of Living – Compared to most other states in the country, South Carolina’s cost of living is approximately 13% lower than the U.S. average. With that in mind the cost of living is said to be a lot more affordable.
• Familiarity – When you’ve chosen a new city to relocate to, it’s important you familiarize yourself with your surroundings prior to moving. Know where the closest grocery store is, closest hospital, bank, drug store, etc.
• USPS – Before moving, make sure to change your address online so that you can begin receiving mail on time to your new address. You don’t want to risk not paying a bill on time!
• Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration – If you’re moving to South Carolina from another state, you will have 90 days to apply for an S.C. driver’s license, which you must do in person at your local DMV. You have 45 days to transfer your vehicle registration to South Carolina.
• Availability of Jobs – While some cities are better for job seekers than others in terms of employment rates and growth, you should take into account your own preferred industries. Take the time to check out the job market before you start your job search. Searching job sites can help you gain a sense of knowledge of the number of suitable jobs in your new location.
• Relocation Resources – There are many online resources that can help you plan your move. These online resources allow you to get a realistic picture of what life would be like in a new city.