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Setting Yourself Up for Success When Moving for Your Career
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Setting Yourself Up for Success When Moving for Your Career

Written By: Marjorie McMillian

Whether you’re moving for a new job, because of a promotion, or because you want to
settle your business in Houston, you have quite a bit on your plate. Luckily, moving doesn’t
need to be stressful. Taking the time to plan the things you need to do before you move can
help to reduce the stress as moving day comes closer. These tips aren’t all-encompassing,
but they will help you determine your priorities. 


Find the Ideal Home
It’s important to look for the perfect home. Doing so will require you to take a number of
things into account, key among considerations is your family. Unless you’re single, you’ll
want to find a home that can accommodate your spouse and children.
While you might be focused on what features you want in the home, you also have to
consider the location. Houston has a huge variety of neighborhoods and school districts.
Look at the neighborhood amenities, such as parks, when deciding where to live.


For some careers, having a dedicated home office might be necessary. In other cases, a
corner of a room might work as a home office. Make sure that you have enough room for
the children, and think about how the space will work for decorating.


Get Your Business Ready

If you’re moving to start your business, you must ensure that it’s operating legally when
you move. Each state has its own requirements for permits, licensing, and similar matters.
Be sure you find out what you need so you don’t run into issues later with it.


Another consideration is making sure that your personal assets are protected in case your
company ever faces a lawsuit. You can do this by forming a limited liability company. The
rules for this are state-specific, so you’ll need to look up the information for the state you’re
moving to. This is an easy business structure to establish. You can file the documents
yourself or use a special service to register your Texas LLC.

Plan the Actual Move
Moving your belongings from your current home to the new one is a huge undertaking.
Instead of trying to manage this on your own, consider hiring movers. Some movers handle
commercial and residential moves. Those might be ideal if you have a lot of things to move
from your business and your home.


Consider using an all-inclusive moving service that will pack and unpack your belongings
so you can focus on yourself and your family during the move. This can help to keep your
stress down so you’ll be ready to get your business up and running and set up your home
after the move.

Finding Professionals to Help with the Process

Any move can be a stressful period, but it doesn’t have to be. Finding the right
professionals, including movers and an expert realtor, can help you during this process.