4 Housing-Related Things to Consider When You Have Been Deployed to Another State

With the corporate world quickly changing along with the economy, many people find themselves being deployed to different states and even countries. While some people may not be too happy about it, most people embrace the change and look forward to starting afresh in a new place as they learn and excel in their careers.

No matter how excited you are to move, there’s a certain amount of stress and worry that comes along with having to relocate to a new place, especially if you have an entire family and household in one place. However, companies usually do everything they can to make the move seamless, so you don’t need to stress yourself out about smaller details.

However, what you do need to do is make sure that you’ve got all the fundamental questions covered from your end, even before you make the actual move. This way, you can get clarity on the things that matter before you’ve moved and can also avoid any unexpected surprises or problems.

In this blog, we’re going to be talking about 4 of the major housing related questions you should consider before you get deployed to a new state or country – let’s get started.

1. Are your movers trustworthy?

First things first – make sure you find the right movers. Very often, people prefer moving their goods (like furniture and appliances) to the new place, rather than going there and purchasing everything from scratch, since it’s more cost-effective.

However, in order to move your goods there in perfect condition, you’ll need to hire a good and reputable moving company that you trust.

It’s always best to find national moving companies that have good online reviews and also seem to be trustworthy on the whole. One good way to know this is by checking all the reviews you can find online – right from their Google reviews to all their other social handles.

If you can’t find much about them, it’s best to find another mover since they might be scammers. Or, if you see a majority of the reviews being negative, it’s another sign that they aren’t going to be careful with your goods.

Another trick to eliminate bad moving companies is by checking to see if their reviews are fake or real – if almost all of their reviews are 5 stars and you hardly find anything else, they could be scamming you.

2. Make sure the new house has insurance

Apart from making sure that the new house you’re moving into has all the right documents in place, make sure that it has home insurance. This way, any accidents that may happen in the future will not end up costing you thousands of dollars to fix. This is one of the most important things you should settle with your landlord before you move in.

3. Get your house fixed and cleaned

Don’t wait till after you’ve moved in to get your house cleaned and fixed. Make sure you do a thorough checkup to see if there’s anything that needs to be fixed or if anything needs to be added or installed.

This way, moving in becomes much easier and you won’t have to worry about being blamed for something that was already broken. This is one of the most important reasons why you need to make sure that everything is in good condition.

It also helps to have the house deep-cleaned, since you don’t know who was living there previously.

4. Get the locks changed

You never know how many people may have copies of your key, so always make sure to get your locks changed even before you’ve moved into the house as a precautionary measure. Also be sure to make a few extra copies of your keys and give them to trusted friends or relatives for emergencies, if needed.

Kimberly Tran

Kimberly Tran brings a wealth of knowledge from her 15 years in architecture and urban planning. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's in Urban Planning. She began her career in a top architectural firm before transitioning to property development. Joining our team in 2020, she has since been a driving force in exploring innovative living spaces. Kimberly balances her professional life with a passion for landscape photography and volunteering in community redevelopment programs.

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