Moving can often be a very stressful experience. Last minute details, finances, packing and unpacking is enough to drive anyone insane. The hard part is already done, now you just need to start putting it all together. RentalHomesPlus has some advice to help you as you settle in after your move.
Unpack one box at a time.
You might feel overwhelmed if you look at all your boxes and think that it all has to be done at once. Face it, that’s not going to happen. Unpack what you’re going to need first, like your clothing, alarm clock, toiletries and a few dishes. After a few hours of unpacking, relax and enjoy your new space. Put clean sheets on your bed and get a good night’s rest. Tomorrow, unpack a few more boxes. Take a week or so to completely unpack.
Get to know your neighborhood.
Take a walk (or a drive) around your new area and explore. Go to a bookstore and check out the local scene. Take a trial class at the gym and decide if you’d like to join. Go the community center and pick up a calendar of events.
Meet new friends…but keep the old, too.
Keep your old contacts but one of the best things about moving to a new neighborhood is meeting new people too! Stop by your neighbors’ with a plate of cookies and join a club to meet people who share an interest with you. Churches, community classes and volunteer organizations are all great ways to meet new people.
Establish a routine.
Get back into a daily routine that is familiar to you. If you’re used to working out every morning before work, join a gym. Prepare some of your favorite meals and watch a television show you enjoy. Find the closest dry cleaners, grocery store and post office so that running errands won’t be like navigating through a maze.
Take care of necessary tasks.
In about a week after your move, you should make sure that all your post-move business is settled. Each task you complete will bring you a sense of accomplishment. Each box you unpack is one less box. Take everything a step at a time and before you know it, it will be done!
Take on a new hobby.
Begin a new hobby. If you aren’t sure what to join or do, check out your local stores and newspapers for listings or suggestions. You’ll likely learn a new skill and meet new people too.