If there’s nothing keeping you in a certain location like family or a job, it can be tempting to want to pick up the stakes and relocate.

Decisions like this, however, are massive ones, so you need to be sure that you’re taking everything into account before taking the plunge.

Warren Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has four points to think about when you’re considering relocating.

  1. Look at the Logistics

When you’re thinking about moving somewhere, people generally emphasize the positives, but you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the full picture. Check housing costs, price of homeowners and auto insurance, potential homeowners association (HOA) fees, and any tax advantages or disadvantages compared to your current digs.

  1. Think About Moving Costs

Are you going to do most of the move on your own? Make sure you’re physically prepared for such an endeavor. If you’re going to use a moving company, be sure to calculate all the potential costs.

  1. Compare Budgets

If you don’t operate on a current budget, create one. Then go ahead and build a provisional budget in the new location to compare if you will be spending more or less in your new life.

  1. Think About What’s Most Important

Think about your current life and what you’re looking to gain by moving. Do you want to be in a better climate, and will you be going to an area where you know people and be able to make friends, if being social is important to you? The goal is to take stock in every facet of your life in your current location and then be sure that you will be improving your quality of life by moving. Once people really think about it, they determine that the best place for them is where they are.


To learn more about Warren Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing and all of the services they offer, visit http://warren-center.facilities.centershealthcare.org.