5 Simple Tips for After the Big Move
So you’ve just decided to move to a galaxy far far away…or to the next town over. Whether you’re facing extreme culture shock or just struggling to make friends with the new neighbors, here are a few tips to get yourself acquainted to your new city or town after the move.
Reach out to Those Closest to You
That’s right- it’s time to get to know the neighbors. You don’t have to go door to door, but make sure they know that you’re looking for friendly relations. Maybe spark up some conversations when you see them outside, and get to know who has kids if you yourself have children. It’ll make life a lot easier-trust us.
Scope out the Best Places to Eat and Have Fun
This one will be a lot easier if you make friends with the neighbors. After all, you need to find out where you’re going to unwind Friday night after a long week at work!
Befriending Local Coworkers
Speaking of work, if you moved for any vocational reason it might be a good idea to make friends with co-workers that live near you. Driving to work together can help save some gas, and who doesn’t love some company on a boring drive?
Add Some Staples to your Wardrobe
If you’ve made the move to a place drastically different than your old area, chances are the weather’s not going to be the same there either. To make sure you’re not in the struggle when the seasons change, it’s important to stock up on clothing and accessories appropriate for the climate in your new town. (I.e. If you moved to Chicago, you might want to invest in a new Windbreaker.)
Continue with the Same Hobbies and Activities
If you were a regular at hot yoga back in your old area, try to get involved in a class where you move if possible. Keeping up with your old hobbies in a new area not only makes it easier to feel like that new place is your home, but it’s also a great way to get involved with the community, and make friends with similar interests.
Ready to move?
For help with your big move you should be sure to give Liberty Moving and Storage a call at 1-800-640-4487. With over 75 years of experience our knowledgeable staff will be able to make sure you actually enjoy the moving experience. To learn more about what we can do for you, visit our website here.