6 Things To Do When You First Move Somewhere New
Moving somewhere new is arguably one of the most exciting, and one of the most dreaded, things we do in our lives. While you may be excited doing everything leading up to your move, nerves and anxiety are also present. One might think that once you’re unpacked, you’re good to go, but there’s still quite a bit more to do in order to really settle in. To help you get through the transition quickly, we’ve come up with six things to do when you first move somewhere new.
6 Things To Do When You Move Somewhere New
Understand Your Commutes
Knowing how you’re going to get around your new neighborhood is one of the first things you should do. Whether this is your commute to your job or your commute to take your kids to and from school, you’ll want to have these routes planned out ahead of time. Getting lost is not something you want to deal with when you’ve just uprooted your whole life.
Set Up Utilities
Certainly, one of the more crucial things to do when you first move somewhere is to make sure all your utilities are set up. Doing this as soon as possible ensures you won’t be living like cavepeople for a few days. Get your electricity, gas, cable, and internet all set up sooner rather than later, and the process of moving won’t seem so bad those first few nights in your new home.
Study Your Neighborhood’s Layout
You’ll want to go to more places than just work and school. Don’t fall into the trap of never learning your surroundings. Consider some of these places to make note of:
- Grocery stores
- Entertainment venues (movie theaters, music venues, etc.)
- Community centers
- Doctor’s offices
Meet Your Neighbors
Whether you’re a bubbly extrovert or a reserved introvert, it really does pay to know your neighbors. Not only will knowing them foster a better sense of community in your new home, but it also allows both of you to help one another when you need it. You don’t need to become best friends, but knowing your new neighbors can help you feel more secure in your home.
Get Key Duplicates
Even the most responsible person in the world has their hiccups every now and then. Getting your keys duplicated will put your mind at ease should the worst come to pass. This may seem like a small issue, but it won’t feel like one when you’re locked out of your own home with no recourse to get back inside.
Explore the Area
You should already have the locations of several of the most important places around your new home, but nothing beats a good walk or bike around the area to really get a feel for it. It’ll help you get better acquainted with your new surroundings.
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