Tips for a smooth transition to a new home and community
At first glance, moving seems like a scary, tiring, and challenging experience. But what if we told you that there is only one thing that you need to do to turn it into a rememberable experience? Would you believe us? By now you can see that the Master Moving Guide always offers you a lot of valuable tips, and tricks, and at the same time reveals some of the most important facts about moving. Today, we will show you how to have a smooth transition to a new home and community, and make your move easier and simpler. So, keep reading and try to catch as many tips as possible!
How to have a smooth transition to a new home and community?
Don’t let the stories and various myths about moving scare you. According to data from ONCUE around 1 million people move to the USA and around 27 million Americans change their residence every year, and all of them have successfully completed this process. So, as you can see, you will not be the only one who will experience the move this year. Naturally, everything will be much simpler if you hire a mover. Still, if you are moving now for the first time in your life, it’s quite normal that you will be confused and scared. But if you listen to our advice, everything will be much easier and simpler. Here are some useful tips for a smooth transition to a new home and community:
- Plan every detail of your move
- Hire moving professionals
- Get to know your new community
- Take time to get used to the new changes
How planning can help you have a smooth transition to a new home and community?
You already know that planning is the main part of any big project. And you can also consider moving as a big project. That is why it’s very important to make a detailed plan for your move, including a moving costs checklist. Because that’s the only way to be sure that everything goes as it should. And at the same time, you will prevent the possibility of unexpected costs, problems, and unpleasant situations.
Stanford Philosopher Michael Bratman developed a study that suggests that planning actually represents the intentions shared by two or more people and also helps organize complicated social activities over time. And also, his study shows that planning is the only way to success. It is now perhaps clearer to you why planning is one of the most important tasks to do in your moving process.
Will professional help really be of great use to you?
You have two options when moving. The first is to do it yourself (DIY move) and the second is to hire a moving company. Statistics have shown that about 650,000 moves take place with the help of a moving company and 1.35 million decide on a DIY move. So, which option will you choose? We always advise you to hire professionals for more complicated processes such as long-distance or cross-country moving. Also for international moving, it’s necessary to hire international movers. International moving is one of the biggest challenges. And the moving company will provide you with many benefits (moving services, help, advice, etc.).
Why is it important to get to know your new community?
One of the ways to have a smooth transition to a new home and community is to get to know your new surroundings before moving. So, it would be ideal to visit your new city, get to know your new neighborhood and make a house tour of your new home. That way, it will be easier for you after you move. Also, it’s very important that you explore the possibilities that your new place offers. And also, find the nearest shops, ambulances, schools, restaurants, cafes, etc. That way you will be completely ready for a new beginning!
Unfortunately, that is not always possible. Especially when you are moving across the country. Luckily there are many online recourses that can help you get to know your new town without visiting it in person. Here are some of the best websites that you can use to learn about your new home before moving:
- walkscore.com – shows walkability and transportation
- abodo.com – pricing trends and cost comparisons
- howloud.com – shows how loud a particular neighborhood is
- nerdwallet.com – the cost of living calculator
- highspeedinternet.com – shows political affiliation, environmental consciousness, religious affiliations, marital status, crime rates, and more
- flowingdata.com – reveals job availability in a particular sector, median income, etc.
- streetadvisor.com – honest reviews from people living in your desired city
- data.com – compares crime rates, weather patterns, schools, etc.
How to get used to new changes after the transition to a new home and community?
This question may be related to the previous one. So, the answer can be “get to know your new community”. But there are more answers. Let’s say, in order to get used to a new environment, and new people, you need to adapt to the situation, but also let the nature take its course. As time goes on, you will be able to return to some of your old routines, find a new hobby, meet new people, invite friends to visit, and so, little by little, you won’t even notice that time has passed, and you’ve already gotten used to it.
Keep our tips in mind!
It is important to learn about your new town as much as possible before you request moving quotes and start searching for movers. That will help you have a smooth transition to a new home and community even more than professional movers. Also, know that self-belief, organization, and a good plan will help you the most!