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Tips for moving to a new city

Tips for moving to a new city

couple moved houseMoving to a new city is exciting but it is also a huge undertaking and can be very scary and stressful, particularly if you are a student who is leaving home for the first time.

You might be moving with your partner, with a group of friends, as a family, or even on your own, but moving city and moving house is doubly stressful as you face unfamiliar streets and uncertain commute times, as well as new and established communities that you have to assimilate into.

It is hard moving to a new city and getting used to a new routine and an unfamiliar area, so coming home to chaos can be even more unsettling. Setting up your home and creating a sacred space where you can relax will really help with feeling overwhelmed by all

With this in mind, here are our tips that may help you if you are moving to a new city…

1. Unpack and get settled as soon as you can

It is hard moving to a new city and getting used to a new routine and an unfamiliar area, so coming home to chaos can be even more unsettling. Setting up your home and creating a sacred space where you can relax will really help with feeling overwhelmed by all the challenges you face when moving to a new city.

2. Familiarise yourself with your new local area

Nothing makes you stand out quite like wandering around with your smartphone barking directions at you. You might find it helpful to go for a walk in the evenings to familiarise yourself with your local streets and find out the really important stuff like where to get the bus from, where your local shop is, where you can walk the dog or even where is best to relax with a drink at the end of the day with new friends.

3. Take your time making new friends

It’s tempting to throw yourself into finding a new social life but keeping busy every night of the week is a sure-fire way to burn yourself out! Being away from your new home all the time naturally means that it’ll take longer for you to feel comfortable as you’ll only be there to drop your things off and sleep.

4. Make the effort to maintain existing friendships

You may have left your life behind but your friends and family will still be there to keep you company chatting online or on the telephone.

5. Don’t delay the boring stuff

Don’t wait until you need to visit the doctor or the dentist to register at your new local practice, get it sorted as soon as you can so you don’t have to scrabble around to get something important sorted at the last minute. Other important things to remember include:

– updating your address on your driving licence, car insurance and vehicle registration
– updating your details on the electoral register

Moving to a new city can be really daunting but with a bit of planning and a focus on settling in and making your new home your own, you can take the edge off the initial stress and grow comfortably into your new life without feeling so chaotic or displaced.

The team at Britannia Sandersteads are moving specialists with years of experience in storage, packing and moving customers’ belongings, whether down the road or across the world! Wherever you are moving to, your items will be in safe hands until you are reunited with them at your new home. To find out more about our house removals services, please get in touch with us today.

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