The Big Move: How Relocation Can Be Hassle-free
Whether you got that new promotion, or you’re just sick of the same old town, sometimes we need a little relocation. Regardless of the reason, it can be hard to start fresh in an entirely new place. To go from seeing the same people every day to being surrounded by a plethora of fresh faces is enough to make anybody nervous. Here are some tips to help you get back on your feet without too much aggravation.
Moving in is More than Relocation
Take some time to catch your bearings before exploring. We know it’s exciting but the city will be there. Unpack, relax, and get acquainted with your place of residency. Mashable claims that you should bask in the fact that you are finally able to rid yourself of all the annoyances of your old place. So now is your time to do things differently. Change stuff around. You didn’t just move into a new location, you are building a new home.
So do whatever you have to do to make this place home. Hang up that picture you drew in the 3rd grade, put up the lamp your grandmother made you in pottery class, or just put on your favorite old t-shirt you wear whenever you’re lounging around the house. The point is, make your place comfortable.
Understand Your Surroundings
For multiple reasons, it is a good idea to become familiar with the neighborhood you live in. Get acquainted with your neighbors, or find grocery store. Not only is it safe but it’s convenient. You don’t want to be that person asking for directions your second month after moving there. Take a ride or a walk around the block and find the things most important to you.
Fortunately, we no longer live in the stone ages where we have to roam around aimlessly until somebody offers us a helping hand. There are apps, websites and multiple social media portals that allow us to reach out in a much simpler way. Go to a website that tells you what’s going on your new city. Eventbrite offers tickets to tons of events and classes you can attend, often times for free.
Take advantages of new opportunities during your relocation. Free yoga in the park? Great way to make a friend. If you have a dog, treat him to some scenic routes on your daily walks. This way, you have the chance to see different faces. It’s important to be open to the idea of new relationships. Without that in mind, prepare for a lonely existence.
Enjoy and Relax
Moving is stressful, even if you follow every tip you find on the world wide web. The best advice anyone can give you for a relocation is…just relax. You’re most likely not going to experience a flawless transition from one city to another. Maintain a positive outlook. This is a fresh start, and your attitude now can influence the remainder of your time there. Keep your spirits high, and your stress low. This is only the beginning.
Freelance writer. ECU Alum. NYC. Unprecedented.