Moving to a new city can be disorienting. There are post move tips to make this adjustment period much easier. The post move technically starts as soon as the individual walks into their new home. The first step should be organization so the person can begin to feel comfortable. Making a new list for the current tasks will help make the relocation process easier and more efficient.
After the bathroom and bedroom the kitchen should be unpacked. This can be stretched out so the pace is more comfortable. There is no deadline to unpack the boxes. The cheap moving boxes filled with essentials should be unpacked first. This is usually the boxes from the bathroom and bedroom. This ensures the individual can meet their immediate requirements.
The individual should tour their new home so it is not unfamiliar territory. This includes looking for any leaks in the pipes, finding any pre-existing damage, keeping an eye open for any infestation, locating the electricity and water meters to write down the readings and finding the main shut off for the water and the fuse box. Make certain the home is child proofed if necessary, check the safety of the windows and doors and look for smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
No matter where the home is located there will be a different postal code. If the postal address is not changed the mail will be delivered to the old residence. This should be done as soon as possible by visiting the local post office or online at the website for USPS. It is important to remain in contact with the new renters or owner of the old residence to ensure all mail is received.
If there is a child they must be registered at their new school. The parents should be aware which school their child will be attending. If the school has not yet been established colleagues, friends and neighbors can provide good recommendations. Information can be obtained online and schools can be visited in person. There will be documents required to register the child in school.
Finding a good pediatrician for the family is important. A veterinarian is also necessary if the family has a pet. The needs of the family, the type of doctors required, the physician’s experience and their personality must all be carefully considered. If the move is in another state the vehicle must be registered and a new drivers license obtained. This can be accomplished by visiting the DMV. The average time allotted by the state is ten to thirty days from the time of the move to avoid fines.
Pets need help acclimating because they have been removed from their comfort zone. Make sure the new home is clean because most pets have an excellent sense of smell. Ensure their needs are taken care of and give them extra attention. Try to avoid leaving them alone for long periods. Keep an eye on the pets and give them time to acclimate.
Moving can cause separation anxiety from old friends leading to depression and sadness. Talk to the neighbors, become acquainted with co-workers, take dancing lessons, join a new club, begin a new hobby with the locals and make friends. Remain in communication with friends from the old neighborhood. Explore the new city and find ideal locations to visit.