Moving to a new city can be extremely exciting. In the beginning it lands up feeling as if you are on a worldwide holiday. But when all the hype calms down, a huge sense of disorientation sets in and you can land up feeling as if you don’t belong in your own home.
However, we have created a list of things you can do when you move into a new house to avoid having the post relocation blues. If you organise your time properly, you will be able to cope with any stressful or confusing situations.
We know the number one thing to do after moving into a new house is unpacking, but here are a few things you can do that can ease your moving experience.
Moving to a new city is not a new thing in this modern world. In fact, it has become a common affair among people.
It is usually a unique experience. You require looking for new things, meeting new people and much more. You would also get a chance to lead a new lifestyle. However, it can be very exhausting and even risky without proper planning and professional help.
Here are 10 most important things to consider when moving to a new city.
1. Plan your post move time
Welcome to your new home! So you have moved into a new City.
It’s important to know that your post move period starts as soon as you step over the threshold to your new home. The first day after moving into your new home can be characterized by a feeling of relief that the move is finally over and now you can finally get rid of the stress and anxiety.
Don’t get to comfortable, your work has only just begun. It is very important that you organize your post relocation time the best way possible. We recommend that you create a calendar and layout every hour of every day after the move. Your list should include things like new home errands or new city tasks.
2. Unpack that hoards of boxes
Bedroom, bathroom and Kitchen should be the first 3 rooms you unpack. Unlike the rush of packing up a house for a move, the best part about unpacking is that you can actually stretch out the unpacking time and complete the task at a much more comfortable pace. Unpacking after the move is extremely important and the time consuming slow pace should never be underestimated, but at least you don’t have a fast approaching deadline (like moving day) to get everything done by.
The very first box that you should unpack, in your new home, is you essentials box filled up with items of the utmost importance. Next you should start opening up all the bedroom and bathroom labelled containers, as those are the two rooms you will need to set up with maximum priority. After a long day of moving house, the number one thing anyone wants to do is have a quick shower and climb into your comfy bed.
Unpacking is the first thing you want to do after you move into your new home. However, it is important to remember that you are in control of the unpacking speed that will fit your immediate needs.
3. Learn the secrets of your new home
Most of the time, your new home is unchartered territory for you and your family. That is why we suggest that you summon the explorer inside yourself and set off on an exploratory tour around the new digs. Inspect the house for any signs of pre-existing damage, inspect the pipes for leaks, and keep your eyes open for unpleasant signs of infestation. We highly recommend that you locate the fuse box and main water stop valve in case of emergencies.
While you’re doing that tour of yours, take mental or actual notes of whether or not you’re new home is adequately secured against trespassers, or the destructive forces of Mother Natures. If you have a small child, then you also need to make sure that your new home is child-proofed.
4. Change your postal address
Whether you are moving across town, relocating to a new city or moving to another continent. You have to update your postal address. Unless you change your address before moving into your new residence, you are going to continue to get all your mail at your old residence. This could prove problematic when you need to get hold of your mail.
The task of changing your address should not be left for later. Change your address as soon as you can, before you move if possible.
5. Register your child at a new school
If you have moved to a new country with a child still in school. The new school has to be good one, so that your kid can get the best possible start in their life. If you haven’t already chosen a school for your child, you have to do it now.
Speak to your friends and family that live in the neighbourhood, about the best schools in and around the area. It is also important that you do your own independent research on the schools in your area as well, visit the school and meet the principle. Don’t forget to have all the required documents on hand to register your child at the school of your choice.
6. Find suitable health care providers
Our health is never something to mess with, which is why we recommend that you locate your nearest hospital and GP as soon as you move in. While you are out looking for a new family physician, don’t forget the furry family members. Kill two birds with one stone and look for a new veterinarian for you pets.
7. Register your motor vehicle
Have you moved to a new country and taken your car with you, then you need to remember that you must register your car in the new country. You may have to also transfer your driver’s license as well. If you aren’t sure when your local licensing department is, you can ask your new neighbours or use the internet for more information on how to go about updating all your details.
8. Help your pets acclimatize
Allowing your pet to play outside is possibly the best medicine for your dog. It is important that your furry friend is comfortable with the sudden change in scenery. It is important that you clean your new place thoroughly due to their acute sense of smell. You also need to look after their needs by playing with them more frequently so they know that they matter.
However, it’s important that you give your pets enough time to acclimatize to his new environment.
9. Make new friends
Moving into a new home can be extremely hard for everyone involved. Out of all the various things that you can do after the move, making new friends is what will help you settle into your new area faster. Say hi to the people next door in an attempt to get to know them better. Spend some extra time with your co-workers after work and be open to new and somewhat bold opportunities to meet new people. No matter where the new city dynamics take you, don’t forget to keep in touch with your old pals as that is a proven technique to overcome relocation depression.
10. Get to know your new city
Go down to your local store and buy a map, plan a few routes on the map for you to explore your new area. This will help you familiarise yourself with all the essential places in town, the more familiar you get with the new place, the more comfortable you will feel living and working in the new home, and soon you will be on friendly terms with the city you just moved to.