Relocation is easier and better when you adequately plan ahead of it. Moving from one house to another within the same state is usually challenging, talk more of moving to a different state. Relocating to another state in Nigeria basically means starting all over again: meeting new people and experiencing a different environment.
It is advisable to carry out substantial research about anywhere you plan to relocate to before you move out of your current residence. The relocation tips explored in this article will help you know exactly what to consider whenever it is time to relocate.
There are a few important things you should be mindful of when considering getting a house in your new location. They include housing cost, size of new apartment and proximity to your workplace. The cost of housing usually depends on the part of the state you plan to live in. Houses in the island part of Lagos, for instance, will always be more expensive than those in the mainland. Do your research and create a realistic budget.
Regarding the size of an apartment, your needs and the number of people that will be staying with you should inform your choice. It won’t be wise to stuff a family of 6 into a room and parlor apartment. Lastly, if you already know where you will be working, getting a house that’s really close to your workplace is extremely important. You will spend an insane amount of money on your weekly transportation and most likely, arrive late to work if your house is far from your workplace.
If it isn’t your current company that is transferring you to another state, it is wise to search for available jobs in your prospective destination before moving. Some states in Nigeria have more job opportunities than others, make proper research about the employment rate of your preferred state before relocating. You want to avoid ending up unemployed for a very long time in the new city.
Generally, every part of Nigeria suffers poor electricity. However, some areas have it worse than others. So you may want to find out which areas within your new state enjoy better electricity. If you can afford to buy a generator, get one because the Power Holding Company of Nigeria can never be completely reliable, no matter which part of the country you are. You could also consider renting a serviced apartment where you don’t have to worry about light.
You could avoid experiencing culture shock when you research and have a better understanding of what to expect in your new location. Know the realities that are obtainable there: are the people liberal, a bit conservative or extremely conservative? What are their etiquettes and so on? Finding answers to questions like this makes your relocation process smoother.
Knowing the cost of things you will need on a daily basis will help you know if you can afford to live in that state or not. Transportation, foodstuffs, healthcare, and security are some of the most important things you should consider.
In conclusion, ensure you have a realistic plan for your relocation venture. Have you relocated before? How did it go?