moving to a new city

How To Get Settled In When Moving To A New City: Making It Home

How to get settled in when moving to a new city

Moving to a new city can be a scary thought. You could be moving to a new city for a myriad of reasons that include, for work, for a fresh new start, to be closer to your significant other and more. Whatever your reason is, the entire situation can be overwhelming. But all is not lost! There are some things that you can do to help you become more acclimated and accustomed to your new home.

When moving to a new city, here are seven tips on some actions to take, to get settled into your new city.

Start with a good move

one thing that can help you start off on the right foot is a good move. Starting fresh in a new city can be stressful, especially if your move doesn’t go well. If you’re looking for a great move and positive experience, make sure to give Quick Transfer a call. Our team is experienced in getting you where you need to go in a timely manner, and will do everything we can to make sure that your new chapter in life starts out on the right foot. For help on the best way to unpack, check out our blog on unpacking.

Jump at any new opportunity

While it can be daunting to start fresh after moving to a new city, get out there. The best way to get to know your new city is to experience it. Whether it means going out to a new restaurant to eat, going to a new museum exhibit, or just going out with co-workers, make sure to jump at any opportunities that you get. It will also help you develop your friend network.

Find some local community events to volunteer at

After moving to a new city, you may need to develop a new friend network. Finding local community events can be a great way to get out an active in your new community and get to know new people in the area. The great news is that there are apps for your phone that can help you find local events!

Join local community Facebook pages

Following your move to a new city, this can be a great platform for you to use to get to know your community better. These groups exist to answer questions, give advice or post about upcoming events in the area. Make sure to get connected with your local group.

Allow yourself time to get acclimated

While it may be overwhelming at first, give yourself some time to get settled in. While some people may be able to get acclimated in a month or two, others may not feel comfortable until 8 months into living in their new city. Give yourself time to get settled in. Don’t push the panic button too quickly!

Stay in touch with your old city

After moving to a new city, one way to feel more comfortable is to stay in touch with your friends from your old city. While you can’t simply go and hang out with them, a phone call, a Facetime call, or even skype session can put you at ease and can allow you to relax. While changing cities can mean that you aren’t able to see your family and even friends as often, staying in touch can help make your transition to your new city easier, and will always give you a great reason to go on vacation.

Check out local apps

Another great way to get acclimated after moving to a new city is to do some research and check out some local apps. These apps can help you with things from transportation, to traffic, to local restaurants, and even events in the area. Make sure that you find things that can help make you feel more comfortable in your new city.

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, but there are things that you can do to help make the transition smoother, and easier on yourself. Give yourself some time to get accustomed to your new city, and before you know it, it will feel more and more like home. As we have mentioned many times throughout our blogs, if you know that you will be moving to a new city, start planning and preparing for your move as far in advance as you can. It will help make the move easier and will relieve stress as you prepare to relocate.

If you are looking for help with your move as you relocate to a new city, make sure to give Quick Transfer a call. We can help you with everything from packing, to unpacking and everything in between. Whether you’re relocating within Manitoba, or whether your moving to a new city anywhere in North America, Quick Transfer is your trusted mover with over 50 years of experience. Give us a call to see how we can serve you today.