So you are done with your MBA degree and it is time for the big move? Well the good news is that the next year will be the most fun year of your life because you will learn so many new things, meet so many new people and get to know the real you. The bad news is that adapting is hard and getting used to being an adult can be quite depressing. Hopefully the next few tips will help you make the best possible choices regarding the move and your new life.
Include your family in your moving plans
Leaving the nest is an emotional time for your parents. They have devoted and sacrificed huge chunks of their lives for your wellbeing and they cannot help but feel scared and abandoned when you leave. To overcome these issues you can include your family in your moving plans. Try not to move too far from home and tell them how frequently and how you will come to visit them. The security that you will be coming back and that you still need them in your life can ward off a lot of tears and arguments.
Protect your body during the difficult move
Moving involves a lot of physical labor when you have to pick up the heavy furniture and load it onto a huge trailer. It might be wise to check out some advice on the right methods for lifting a couch and other furniture so you won’t arrive all battered and bruised at your new job.
Consider using professionals for the heavy lifting
Using a professional moving company is an overall good idea. They have policies in place that will ensure that your stuff will be protected or at least refunded if it does get damaged on the journey. Using professionals is also often much cheaper and helps reduce the stress of the big move.
Budgeting first celebrate later
One of the biggest mistakes that graduates make is to blow their budgets on celebrations. Yes, that housewarming party does seem alluring but is it really worth eating two minute noodles for the rest of the month? Budget before you celebrate so you can move without hassling mom and dad for more spending money.
Sharing apartment vs expensive rent
One of the fist choices you will have to make on your first moving trip is whether to co rent with others or to deal with an expensive monthly rental fee. Co renting is often much better because the stress of dealing with someone else’s issues is much less than the stress of coming up with extra money that you just don’t have. With that said you should probably interview or investigate properly to see if you can get along well with co-renters. Who knows, perhaps you might meet your all-time best friend. Perhaps not.
Give a little take a little
Your first job is bound to be sown with lots of challenging obstacles and eventually you will need some help. The good news is that everyone needs a little bit of help every now and then. Yes it is perfectly fine to go and borrow that cup of sugar as long as you remember to give a little back next time.