While some people may just be moving from their apartment to a lovely house just across town, others are making more dramatic moves, like packing up and setting out to an all new city many miles away. Many of our clients are making the move up and down the coast, for example, traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles or vice versa.
Every city is different, and it can take anyone some time to acclimate to the new surroundings of a new and foreign city. To aid in your adjustment to your new home, try a few of these handy tips from Levo.
Check Out the Local Businesses
Once you first get settled into your new city, it is time to learn where all the local businesses are so you know where to find the nearest grocery stores, gas stations, eateries, etc. Take a day to explore your neighborhood or the area near your new job and find these businesses so you know where they are in a pinch.
Reach Out to Friends of Friends
If you are moving to a new city to be closer to family or friends, connect with them upon arrival so you can have an ally in your new area that can show you the ropes. If you don’t know any close friends, perhaps you know a friend of a friend. With social media today, connecting with these people is easier than ever and can be an excellent way to learn the new city while making new friends.
Test Out Your Commute
If you are moving to a new city for work, the last thing you want to happen is to be late on your first day of work because you don’t the route, the traffic patterns or the actual time it will take you to get there. Try to plan your move with time in advance so that you can take time to test your commute on a weekday before your job starts. Drive to your new place of business and see how long it takes, that way you won’t be late when making your initial impression on your first day.
Explore the City
Once you are all settled in, take some time to explore what your new city has to offer beyond just the neighborhood. This is more than just finding the local shops; it’s about learning about the town and trying new things. Does your new city have a monthly craft fair or are there groups in town that you would want to join? Are you a foodie in search for the most trendy restaurants or crazy about craft brewing? Explore new areas and new public transit lines to see what other neighborhoods and areas of the city have to offer. You may be pleasantly surprised, and find that you’ll be looking to move to a new neighborhood that better suits your interests as soon as your current lease is up!
Make Your New Dwelling Feel Like Home
If you want to feel good about your new home or apartment, make your house a home by adding your own style and flair to your place. Put up your posters, arrange your furniture how you like it, put some plants around the space – basically, do anything that makes you feel more comfortable in your new house. You’ll spend more time at home than in most other places, so you want it to be a safe haven and a place of respite where you can truly be at ease.
If you are excited about moving to a new city, make it an easier process by hiring the moving services of Town Moving. As a full-service moving company, we have plenty of experience in personal and corporate moving and we can help you get to your new place with ease. Call us today at 323-963-5300 and let’s get you moved!