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How do people relocate? what order do you do things in? Overwhelmed!

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yellowsunflowers Thu 20-Mar-14 11:04:39

DH and I are keen to relocate about 120 miles away BUT I have no idea how people manage to do this!

DH and i would both need new jobs, we'd need to sell our house and buy a new one, get DD into a new primary and DS a new nursery.

What order do people tackle these things in?? Eg. Get a job 1st, then sell house, then find school??

I'm totally stuck. Thank you in advance for any advice.

MelanieCheeks Fri 21-Mar-14 14:12:59

Why do you want to move to that particular location?

But yes, basically, job first, then house, then schools.

It'll take a lot of time. And energy.

Remind yourself it's like eating an elephant. And how do you eat an elephant? One piece at a time. Just make sure you eat some every day.

chickabilla Fri 21-Mar-14 14:21:33

We did this last summer to be closer to family. It was easier because I work from home and DH had a long notice period (got job in late jan, moved in may). However, we did: DH got job, sold house, enquired about school/pre school places when choosing exact area to live, put offer in on new house, applied for school at exchange of contracts.It was stressful especially as we had a new baby at the end of feb but it went quite smoothly really. If we had to move quicker, we would have rented for 6 mo in the new location.

Llareggub Fri 21-Mar-14 14:29:39

I was lucky because my house sold quickly and I found a job quickly. I'm also a lone parent so there was just me to think about job wise.

I decided to rent to help simplify things, so found a school with places and then rented in catchment. A year on I am still renting as I really like my house!

NiSaBula Fri 28-Mar-14 11:30:16

We relocated from the south east to yorkshire, 12 years ago. My dh got a job first (I worked part-time, so no immediate rush for me to get another job), we sold our house, moved in with his parents then looked for a house. Dd1 was at pre-school and dd2 was a baby, so we didn't have to look for schools. We were lucky to have family to move in with, but I don't remember it being very traumatic. It was exciting looking for a bigger house, because of the difference in prices.

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