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Should You Move After College?

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This question is brought up a lot, especially after the graduation period, when all we ever want is curl up in our bed and sleep our way through summer. Most people decide to drastically change their lifestyle after college. Many of them consequently feel it is time for an upgrade of their living conditions. Some start working full time, and with earning a reasonable salary, they want their new place to match the new lifestyle. Every milestone in life deserves a celebration. Let this moving process, and the moving-in party after, be the celebratory ceremony of that huge accomplishment in life. Here below, you can read more about the advantages and possible disadvantages of moving after college.

Broadening your horizons. This goes for both job opportunities, and dating opportunities. Maybe you’re hoping to accelerate your career. Or maybe you’re moving to the city that fits your specific industry. Whatever the reason, moving for work remains a regular occurrence in America. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, moving for a new job or a job transfer is the top job-related reason for moving. Before moving for a new job, decide what kind of place you want to make a long term home. Jobs usually require your constant presence in the office, unless it is Internet related work. Chances are, if you do find a steady job, you might be staying there for a longer rather than a shorter period of time. The second meaning to this phrase is rather obvious. Immersing yourself in a new group of individuals, whether it is new co-workers, new gym partners, new neighbors, gives you plenty of room to meet and date new people. Suddenly, you will find yourself, a single gal or a guy, in an unexplored territory, with all the time in the world to enjoy it.

 

Relaxed mode. After years of living in a fast-paced and congested city, many are ready to suck it up and make the move to the suburbs. Why? A lower cost of living, safe neighborhoods, and good schools could explain why many couples and families move to the suburbs every year. Not to mention, residents usually get more bang for their buck in terms of square footage and outdoor space, as compared to living in a city.

 

Does our place feel small? If you’re ready to live in a nicer neighborhood or in a nicer home, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Many features, such as central air conditioning and heat, updated appliances, a modern kitchen, more storage space, a swimming pool, built-ins, and a larger yard may not come with the current accommodation plan.  Also, there might not be much you can do to change some of your current home’s features. If any of this is the case, and you are beginning to feel trapped, it is time to rethink and move out somewhere fresh and spacious.

 

You get to run away. Whatever you feel like leaving in the past, now is the perfect time. It is not just old places and same streets we are talking about here. A change in a relationship is one of the most common reasons for relocating to a new home. If things are going well with your significant other, it may be time to move in together. If things are going sour, it may be time to move on (and move out!) for good. Whatever the reason for your move, make sure you and your partner have a solid relocation plan.

 

You get to build a home. Have you ever experienced building a home by yourself? We can tell you it is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. Making your own small piece of heaven may sound like a cliché, but we guarantee you will find out why. Investing yourself, not just your money, into a new home will help you feel peaceful and on track. And don’t even get us start on all those interior decoration opportunities.

 

However, you may run into some difficulties as well. It’s a distressing thought to move somewhere where you might not know anyone. Not being in close proximity to your friends anymore is one of those unfortunate things that’s bound to happen when you graduate college. Working a full time job means having almost no time for yourself, except maybe the weekends. People who live for the weekends usually get swallowed by a rut, and don’t feel motivated to go out any more. That may or may not be the case. Organization is the key when moving to a new city. That is why, our most significant advice is to live each day at a time, but in a way that you get to experience everything this new place has to offer. It won’t hurt to have a list of must-visits, or list of activities to check out after the work was done and the house was all set.