If you’ve recently just moved house sometimes it can be difficult to get comfortable in your new place. You might find that the idea of making new friends if you have relocated to a new town or city can be a bit daunting, and you might be a little confused about your surroundings. Let’s look at some quick and easy tips to help you feel a bit more comfortable after moving to your new place!
Double-check your moving house checklist
Before moving, it’s a good idea to put together a moving house checklist so that you have a clear plan of what you need to do. This moving house checklist can include things like telling your utility companies that you’ve moved, it could mean updating your address on various websites and services, and you also might want to inform your friends and family members. While it’s best if you’ve taken care of the majority of these things before moving, there might be a few loose ends that you want to clear up before you can feel comfortable in your new place.
Say hi to your new neighbours
It’s common for people to knock on their neighbour’s door and introduce themselves when they move in. It’s good to introduce yourself (even if your neighbours don’t really seem interested in making friends, that’s ok). Just getting to know their name is enough to make you feel a little more comfortable or even a friendly wave and hello if you see each other outside is a nice gesture!
Get to know the local services and contractors
If you ever experience a problem at home, you’ll want to know how to find people like an emergency electrician or a local plumber. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you have contacts available for when an emergency happens. In most cases, all you really need to do is look online and get the number for several different emergency services. It’s best to have these numbers saved so that you can quickly call them when something does happen instead of fumbling around and searching for them in a pinch.
Find some time to walk around and explore your surroundings
It’s easy to get caught up looking at Google Maps to find local stores and places to eat, but nothing beats just walking around the neighbourhood and getting to know your surroundings. Find some time to stroll around the neighbourhood in the afternoon or the morning to see what stores are open. Look for places that might not be listed on Google Maps yet, and see what places are popular for lunch and dinner. It’ll give you a better idea of where people meet up and it’ll show you the most popular stores and shops that people gather at.
Getting comfortable with your new location can take some time, but as long as you familiarise yourself with your surroundings and get to know people, you’ll be feeling at home in no time.
Team TDP x