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After Moving, What’s next?
Moving can be exacting. Carrying boxes, yelling commands at movers and similar activities common with this task will often put a strain on you. Also, there is the emotional burden created by moving. Leaving your family, close friends and people you have gotten comfortable with can be difficult. While adequate rest and getting acquainted with your environment could help, it takes time.
The period after moving shouldn’t be difficult. There are lots of ways you can make your post-moving period less stressful. Follow the tips below, and you should get your life back on track without much fuss.
Your outlook decides everything! The age-long talks about optimism and pessimism apply in this regard. See moving as a fun task, and it would be just that. If your thoughts about moving are mostly negative, you will likely find yourself feeling lethargic after relocating.
Yes, moving can be exhausting, but it’s a breath of fresh air. It’s your chance to get rid of unimportant things and perhaps, redirect your energy towards what counts. But, all this will only happen if you’re optimistic about the task itself.
Have a plan
Congratulations! Getting a new house is no mean feat.
With a move completed successfully, it is time to get your ducks in a row. Planning is one way to achieve that. Time is of the essence, especially after a move. Have a plan and work smart.
You should have everything you need so you can maximize every minute you find yourself at home. A post-move period could be just as daunting as moving, so tread carefully.
Plow through those boxes
After moving, you are stuck in a house muddled with boxes and furniture. Unlike moving, unpacking can be done at your own pace. Yes, it takes time, but that’s not an excuse to delay putting your house in order.
Getting comfortable in your new home is dependent on how quickly you put things in their proper location. Use the labels on the boxes to identify what goes where. The bedroom and bathroom labels would usually be the first to get your attention. Plow through the boxes starting from the most important till you get to the frivolous stuff.
How about a familiarization tour?
Yes, it’s your home, but it is new. You will need to learn about every segment of the house. This might take a long time, but this first attempt could be decisive.
A tour can uncover any security underbelly unknown to you. Also, you can pick up signs of a possible bug infestation which could undermine the comfort in your new home. Identify the position of safety gimmicks around the house. By having this tour, you can find out just how impregnable your new house is to the elements.
Time to change your postal address
With a change in residence comes another responsibility – changing your postal address. This is to avoid your mail being sent to your previous house. The easiest way to do this is by locating the nearest post office and request to have your postal address changed.
While effecting the change shouldn’t take time, you can still get in contact with the new occupant(s) at your previous residence. They could help redirect any of your mail which gets to their home.
Get a new healthcare provider
Switching houses comes with some unwanted changes. Your health caregiver(s) belong to this category. Regardless of how comfortable you felt with your doctor, you will have to say goodbye – unless of course you can afford to make the trip back to his office in your old neighborhood.
To get a new healthcare giver, talk to colleagues and friends. They will likely recommend several professionals. Just make your pick depending on what sort of medical help you are looking for.
Moving often breaks friendship ties built over years. This could create emotional stress and loneliness. Making new friends will help soothe the pain you feel. Interact with your colleagues and don’t forget to visit public places where you can meet new people. However, always keep in touch with your friends from your previous residence. It helps mend the wounds created by moving.
Explore your new surrounding
Your move into a new residence means you will have to get supplies from a different source. Exploring the city is the best way to know where to get those. Also, knowing more about the city and the structures within can help you get the closure you seek after relocating.