Movin’ On Up: Reasons to Move After Getting a New Job

There are many reasons to move, whether you just got that big promotion or decided to switch career paths, moving closer to work will help you get prepared to take on your new responsibilities. If you can’t find your ideal location close to work, it is important to find a place that allows for optimal commuting. If you’re working from home, it might be time to ditch working from your coffee table and find a new spacious living environment. 

When it comes to moving for a new job, you want to spend that new budget on an ideal place to call home! What’s better than starting fresh—a new job, a new home…. a new you

Commuter’s Dream 

New Jersey Transit train on the tracks
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Living near work or close to public transportation is every commuter’s dream! When relocating for a new job, it is important to find a place that makes commuting to work easier and more efficient. No one likes the stress of traffic and hectic mornings, so remember to search for your new home near a prime location that allows for easier trips. 

Work From Home 

African-American man working from home on his comfy couch with legs propped onto table

When working from home, you may need to turn your apartment rental into a home office or working area. There are many ways to do this, such as transforming an extra room or creating a wall office. That’s right, you can choose any empty wall, push up a small table against it, add some shelves and voila! It’s best to utilize the extra space you have when preparing to work from home to avoid cluttering up your kitchen or dining room table. 

Bang For Your Buck 

Blue Bed & Table in Birchwood Apartment
Birchwood Park

While moving can be a stressful process, it’s important to keep it simple and save money with your apartment rental. This is especially important when you’re relocating for a new job. Anxiety may be running high as you prepare to take on your new role so moving should not be an extra source of stress.  

Keep an eye out for affordable locations that allow for an easy moving transition that won’t cost you a ton of money. With your new job comes a new income, so keep your budget in mind when searching for your new home. 

Most experts, and the federal government, recommend that you should not spend more than 30 percent of your gross monthly income on rent. Your total living expenses (rent, utilities, groceries and other essentials) should be less than 50 percent of your net monthly household income. 

Relocating for a new job may seem like a hassle at first. However, moving to a Garden Community rental unit will make it worth it. There is so much to offer from large spacious layouts to convenient commuting routes. Ditch the stress and rent with the best!