What Not To Do When Switching Cities
Long gone are the days when people had to think twice before moving from one city to another. So dreaded used to be the notion of resettling that greater employment or prospects could not move many people. Today, the contrast is nothing less than prominent. Citizens of today are quite willing to switch cities in order to explore better opportunities. There is no lack of service providers which help these citizens in transit to settle in their new cities of residence. If you are looking for a rented place, there are portals that help you do so, free of cost. There are movers and packers who would quickly bubble-wrap all your precious stuff and deliver it to your new home in record time. In case you want to buy new articles of furniture, there are service providers who would do the job quite quickly for you — long gone are the days when you had to wait for several days for a new sofa or bed to arrive. From delivering grocery to fixing a leaking tap, online service providers do it all for you, and, more importantly, at costs that are often unbelievably affordable.
Let this ease of doing business, however, not make you less careful. Showing a laid-back approach is no choice because you sit in the capacity of the monitor, and not an executor. We all agree on the point that doing a job ourselves is much easier than making someone else do it as efficiently as you do, do we not? Now, here is what not to do when leaving behind one city for another:
Be off guard
Be present and stay alert while the movers and packers do their job. Carefully make a note of all the things that have been picked and that are to be delivered to your new place. Make sure you sign an agreement with the service providers which states that in case of any loss, it will be liable to compensate you. Do not treat these papers as an academic exercise and keep them close, carefully. Also, try to carry your valuables along with you – your important documents, jewellery, etc. Once your goods are delivered, make sure each and everything has arrived. Make the final payment only after you are satisfied.
Be in a hurry
Let bright prospects of future not blinker your current vision. Often, so driven are be to be in a new place that we are in a great haste to leave. If we are going for a better job, we would not want to serve the entire three-month notice period with our current employer. We also do not care if the current landlord is unhappy about our sudden announcement to vacate the premises shortly. All we can think of is a greener pasture. This driven behaviour could prove to be detrimental to us on several levels. Burning the bridges, personal or professional, is one of the worst decisions you could take for yourself. And, it also knows you lack a long-term vision. You may have to come back to this city someday, one day when it offers you a better job or a better environment. Be mindful of that fact.
Leave pending dues
It is not that you willfully default on your payments, but, lost in the flood of the changes, you may have forgotten to pay your utility bills or the money you owe to your local grocer. In case you were living on rent, you have to sit with the landlord and calculate the cost of exit --- you may have given a security deposit which may not enough to repair all the damages caused during your stay in the house. You may have taken a loan from a friend and it may have slipped your mind to pay him. There are so many big and small obligations that you to meet in your current city of residence. In light of that fact, it would be better to make a list of all your dues, and repay them before you leave. You would not want people to call and complaint after you are gone, would you?