Top 10 Tips for Moving to a New City
Let’s face it, relocating can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are our Top 10 Favorite Tips you’ve got to try out when you make that big move to a new city.
Tips for Moving to a New City
1. Be Part of the Story
Check out local blogs and forums for the heart and culture of the city’s community. Listen to people living in your target neighborhood and see what tips, tricks, and secrets this new city holds for you! Here are a few of our favorite ones around Atlanta.
2. Know Your Geography
Be familiar with the closest grocery store, shopping center, restaurants, and neighboring towns by asking around and using Google Maps, Yelp, or Citysearch.
3. Get Organized
Create a spreadsheet with all of your moving expenses, such as groceries, insurance, utilities, and state tax rates. Make a calendar of when you plan to get things done and stick to it! And lastly, check out Updater a nifty service we recommend that helps you get a little more organized when moving and helps you keep track of your mail!
4. Unpack One Room at a Time
It is important when settling in to have one or two fully unpacked rooms to relax in during the hectic move.
5. Live Like a Local
Once you’ve found a few neighborhoods you like, spend some time in them. Rent a room or even book an Airbnb to see what it’s like to live like a local.
6. Phone a Friend
Got a friend in your new city? Hit them up for recommendations on the best places to eat, shop and relax. Networking with your friends will prove to increase your involvement in the community and widen your circle of friends
7. Join Something
Getting involved in a club, class, or group is an excellent way to meet new people and get connected to local events. It could be as simple as a dance class or gardening club. Volunteering at a nearby charity or contributing to a community garden will surely make you feel more involved with your new home.
8. Explore Alone
You may be tempted to spend time at home simply because you haven’t met anyone yet, but getting out there and exploring will connect you with new people. Take advantage of social media and Facebook events as well as local magazines and newspapers to know what’s happening around you.
9. Be Yourself
People are attracted to people comfortable in their own skin. Get plugged in through your hobbies as this is one of the best ways to make connections. Take a class or join a team or club. Approach every new situation with the mindset that people are dying to meet you and you have everything to offer.
10. Be Patient
Like any good thing, feeling like you belong somewhere probably won’t happen overnight. Have patience and don’t stress about it. As long as you are saying yes to things, everything will fall into place in its own time.
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