When you move to a new city, it can take weeks or even months before you begin to feel at home. To avoid that feeling of disorientation, try these six tips for easing your adjustment period once you’ve settled into your new place.
Before you move, visit the U.S. Postal Service website to redirect mail to your new address or fill out the form in person at your local branch. However, you’ll still need to change your address with banks, credit card companies, employers, and other essential resources. You’ll feel less out of the loop if you’re getting all your mail on time.
It’s hard to feel comfortable when you’re living out of boxes. Label each box carefully to make it easier to get organized when you arrive. Set up your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen so you can begin to prepare meals, take a relaxing bath, and get a good night’s sleep during this stressful transition.
You probably toured your home at least once before moving in, but it will take time before you know it like the back of your hand. Stroll through with a notepad and list signs of any damage that needs repairing, possible infestations to address, and areas where you want to make some cosmetic upgrades. This list will allow you to prioritize the process of personalizing the property. Look for safety concerns as well, such as smoke detectors, secure locks, and areas to childproof if necessary.
If you have children, you’ll need to get them enrolled at school right away in your new location. Research the public schools in your new site before moving. If you are seeking a private or charter school, read recommendations and visit the facilities to find the best possible educational experience for your child.
Your insurance coverage will primarily dictate your medical care providers in your new city. By researching possible primary care providers and pediatricians in advance, you can have critical medical records transferred before you go. If you have a family pet, don’t forget to find a new vet.
Avoid getting a ticket by registering your car in your new location. If you’ve moved to a different state, you’ll also need to update your driver’s license. Check out your new licensing requirements by visiting your state’s DMV website so that you’re up to date.
The process of settling into your new digs doesn’t have to be stressful if you follow the above tips. Also, if you used a qualified moving service to get you moved, you will reduce the stress of your transition even more. If you’re moving within any of the five boroughs, Long Island, or Westchester, give Q’s Moving Corp. a call at (888) 951-MOVE for a free quote or visit our website to request more information. We are available around-the-clock to answer your questions.
Q’s Moving Corp is a family-owned business located in the heart of Whitestone, Queens. We’ve spent years helping individuals and families relocate. As a family run business, we make sure to care for our customers just as we’d care for our own family.