Did you land that new job in your dream city? Or perhaps you’re moving to a certain area before finding the right gig. In any case, relocating for work is exciting, but also a little scary. Blueground makes this milestone moment simple thanks to our move-in-ready apartments. Even better, our homes are in the most dynamic, sought-after neighborhoods in dozens of major cities around the world. We know there’s a lot to think through before your move — and some things that may never cross your mind. That’s why we put together this list of five things you may not have considered about your relocation for work. 

1. How will you make friends?

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No matter if you’re an introvert or extrovert, finding “your people” in a new city can be challenging. One idea is to go out socially with coworkers since that’s a network you’re already a part of.  Another option? Look online for local groups or clubs to join. This could be a book club, running or hiking group, school alumni association — whatever you’re into! 

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Finally, go places you enjoy. You’re likely to meet people with similar interests at these spots, whether that’s parks, breweries, museums, or anywhere else. 

2. What will you do with your stuff?

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It’s the age-old question: What should you do with your furniture, decor, dishes, and everything else when you relocate for work? Store it? Sell it? Keep some of it? Take into account the distance you’re moving and effort required for each of your options. Fortunately, Blueground apartments make it easy to cut down on your possessions and travel light. Because each space is thoughtfully designed, fully furnished, and comes with a fully equipped kitchen. The best part though? It feels like home from day one. Especially when you add those little touches that make it totally your own. 

3. How will you deal with this big change?

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You may be about to set foot in a new culture. One that might speak a different language. Or drive on the “wrong” side of the road. Obviously, there can be a period of shock when you relocate for work. It’s important to anticipate this change beforehand, so you can acclimate quicker to your new home. Envisioning yourself in your new place is a good way to begin. We suggest taking a virtual tour of your Blueground apartment, so you can better understand the layout and look of where you’ll be. Have kids? Make sure you’re communicating with them about what’s happening as well. You want young children especially to feel as comfortable as possible before, during, and after your relocation. 

4. What activities are there in your new city?

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From shopping and dining to bike riding and swimming, each Blueground city features unique things to do. Remember to think about what you love when figuring out what country, city, or neighborhood to call home. You don’t want to lose part of your who you are due to a change in location. 

On the flip side, it’s important to avoid getting into a rut. Doing the same old, same old every day can get boring. Try to branch out occasionally and discover new adventures. And keep in mind that whatever you’re passionate about, there’s a Blueground apartment for you!

5. How should you update your wardrobe?

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Will you be working in a warmer climate like Miami or Dubai? Or a rainy area like Seattle? You may need to change your clothing to match. 

First, check monthly averages for your new destination’s temperature and rainfall. Once you have an idea of how hot, cold, or wet it can get throughout the year, it’s time to shop! However, consider buying clothes at local boutiques or thrift stores to lessen your fashion footprint. 

Also, don’t forget that Blueground offers laundry and dry cleaning services through our brand partners. This way, you can keep your clothes in excellent condition while saving time and energy.  

You’ve got this!

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Relocating for work is an experience that’s at once thrilling and nerve-racking. However, you’ll stress less when you stay in a turnkey Blueground apartmentWith fast Wi-Fi, smart appliances, and comfortable work-from-home setups, our homes are ideal for stays of a month, a year, or longer. 

We can’t wait to help you feel at home and free to roam!

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