As described in the earlier post, there are many things that you need to consider after you have moved out. So to help you out, here are some tips that will surely be handy to you especially if you are moving states. The time to get things in order is now. It is the final phase of the move, after that you can relax and enjoy your new life, be it alone or with your family.
- Clean your new space – Whether you are shifting to a new place or a place that has been rented out before, the first step is to clean it! Clean in your ways and it is sure that you will feel that the place belongs to you. Focus more on the kitchen and bathroom while cleaning.
- Unpack essentials first – It is important that you unpack the essential things first, such as charger, food, water, bed covers, and more. Why do that? Moving requires a lot of strength so you will need to rest a bit before hitting the log!
- Always unpack the kitchen and bedroom first – It is important you unpack the kitchen and bedroom first as you would not want your kids or yourself to sleep on the couch. Also if you are new to the place, then you would not want to try for takeouts, so unpacking the kitchen helps. You can cook an easy dinner so that you don’t have to spend your whole post move in the kitchen. If your kids have already chosen their bedrooms, then let them help you in unpacking their bedrooms.
- Introduce yourself – After you have finished unpacking the important things, go and introduce yourself to the new neighbors. Even if you have to get out of your zone of comfort, then do it! Introduce yourself to the neighbors, go out and meet people and befriend with them. You can also have a housewarming party in order to know more about people. You can invite your old friends as well so that you don’t feel uncomfortable.
- Familiarize yourself with the new surroundings – It is important that you familiarize yourself with the new environment you are going to live in. Go out with your family or yourself to let people know about you. If possible, talk to people and know more about the place you have rented or bought.
- Establish new routines – If possible, change your routine to a new one, by joining the PTA, the different clubs or cooking classes or gyms. You can change the way you used to live in your older place.
- Make a list of emergency numbers – Always have a list of emergency numbers stuck to your fridge or your kitchen counter. Remember to write down your closed ones’ numbers in that list so that it will be easy to contact them in case of emergency.
Now, you’re ready to settle down!