Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many offices that originally went virtual for safety reasons have since made the decision to keep their offices and employees virtual permanently. Working virtually comes with a lot of perks, from going to meetings in sweatpants to being able to sit in the comfort of your own living room while doing paperwork. However, the biggest perk of remote work is being able to live anywhere you would like, since a commute or proximity to any office is no longer a factor in choosing your relocation.
Many employees who have found themselves moved to virtual work permanently have decided to move away from their previous locations, whether just to get away from a busy city, or to take the opportunity to move across the world.
Considering a change of scenery of long distance move since finding yourself permanently working remotely? Read below for some tips on how to find the best place for you to move this year.
Tips for Finding the Right Place for You in 2021
- The obvious first consideration when choosing a new place to live is location. Assess whether you want to move to a city, suburb, or to the country. When no longer confined to a location that’s near your place of work, you have the freedom to move to whatever location is most ideal for you – take advantage of it!
– Figure out what kind of home or apartment you’re looking for, and look at what your budget looks like. Are you interesting in renting or buying? Do you want to move to a larger place, or downsize? There are many things to take into account when looking at a new place – make sure to make a list of things you definitely want and do not want in a new place.
– Pay attention to time zones and how that may affect your remote work. Even if you’re moving across the country, your office may still expect you to follow the schedule and time zone of your company’s headquarters or previous location.
Remote work environments have enabled many to start thinking bigger when it comes to the scope of places to move – take advantage of your newfound freedom and move somewhere you’ve always fantasized about!
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