We all experience ups and downs. Unfortunately, sometimes the lowest points in our life also
look the most hopeless. They do not have to be. If you’re ready for change and willing to make a
leap of faith in yourself, moving may be a great springboard towards your future happiness.
Today, iCAN shares five quick tips that can help you make the most of the move.

Find a rental.
Although moving may be on your radar, buying a new home in a town you’ve never lived in may
not be the wisest choice to start. Instead, consider finding a rental first. You can look for short-
term or long-term options in areas with the right schools, amenities, and location. Use an online
property search tool to plug in your price range along with the ideal size (bedrooms and baths
plus square footage) that you need to accommodate your family.
Consider starting a new business.
While the job market remains wide open in most places, launching your own business is a great
way to dig deep roots in your new hometown. You can find out more about how to start a
company with ZenBusiness; however, a good place to start is with the business plan and
budget. Your business plan will help you best describe your business along with its structure,
management, and potential profit margin, among other things.

Open yourself up to new friends.
When you’re dealing with the low points, such as the loss of a relationship, it can be difficult to
pick yourself up and put the pieces back together. However, according to Glamour, that is
exactly what you should do. In addition to cutting off communication with your ex, you should
also look for a support system. This can present new challenges, especially for adults who tend
not to have the same social opportunities as kids and teenagers. To build your new network,
consider volunteering within your community, joining a sports team, or hooking up with other
business owners through your Chamber of Commerce.
Make sure your new hometown is right for you.
It’s one thing to look at a map and hope that you’ve made a good decision. But, there are plenty
of other factors that you have to consider when it’s time to make a major move. In addition to
affordability, you’ll also want to consider climate, access to culture and entertainment, and,
importantly, the overall vibe. The Bob Vila blog explains that the vibe is different from large
towns to small towns, so make sure you know what you’re getting into before you make a
permanent commitment.

Choose the right movers.

The act of moving is, in itself, a huge undertaking. Make sure that you choose a moving partner
that reduces stress throughout the process. iCan makes the most sense if you want to pack
your own home on your own time. A portable storage container will be delivered to your home,
you’ll pack it up until you’re satisfied, and then call for pickup and delivery. Upon arrival, you’ll
have plenty of time to unpack at your leisure.
We all experience setbacks in our life. Fortunately, these do not have to be the end of our
happiness as we know it. There are ways to reclaim yourself, and moving to a new town may be
exactly what you need. From choosing a rental to starting a new business to knowing the right
movers, the tips above are here to help you make the most of this major life change.


Blog contribution courtesy of Seth Murphy

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