Finally, the big day has come and gone. You’ve moved into your new house and began making it a home. Depending on how far you’ve moved, everything can be new to you. New neighborhood, new town, new job, new schools and even new friends to be made. It can all be so overwhelming. So, I’ve put together a few tips to help make your transition to your new home as smooth as possible.
Before You Move
Just in case haven’t quite made the move here are a couple of resources to check out before you start packing. You will find information about the local schools at GreatSchools.org. This is a great resource for families moving to a new area with children.
After the Move
First and foremost, your new neighbors will prove invaluable in helping you become acclimated to your new community. So, make sure you get out and meet your neighbors. Don’t wait for the “welcome wagon.” Your new neighbors can give you the scoop on the local grocers, barbers, daycare centers, restaurants, and hang-outs. By now, you’ve probably already checked out the local schools at GreatSchools.org, but your neighbors can give you specific information about how to get involved with your local schools.
Another great source for finding reputable businesses in the area is the local chamber of commerce. Many chambers will have a website and even a printed guide with useful information for newcomers. Your local chamber is also a great resource for job opportunities and upcoming events in the area.
If you’ve relocated to a new city or town, you’ll likely want to make new friends. Your neighbors and coworkers will probably be the first new friends you meet. But, if you want to extend your circle with people who have common interests check out Meetup.com. You will find social groups for just about every interest. Unlike most online social sites, Meetup groups are formed to coordinate actual face to face activities and social gatherings.
Moving, whether near or far, can be an emotional and overwhelming experience. Settling in quickly can help make your new house feel more like home. I hope these tips are useful in helping you and your family get settled into your new surroundings.
If you’re moving to the Clear Lake, Friendswood, Pearland or Houston Bay Area give me a call and I can help you gather the information you need to make the right decision.