• Emjae Esta

Relocating

Are you thinking of relocating? Since that is a tough thing to do we want to help by giving some advice!



  • Make sure you have a budget and include things such as buying a new home or renting a place and all the costs that come along with those. Also, consider the cost-of-living change for relocating.

  • Take a trip to a new city before moving, duh! Explore the areas and see what areas you enjoy and what places you would like to live and places you wouldn’t want to live. Get to know the new city. Don’t go just for the tourist areas, really get into the city, and explore it!

  • Once you relocate get settled into your new place by making it feel like home. Keep only items that you need and get rid of stuff you don’t need. A fresh start is always nice and while you’re unpacking maybe take a break and try out some food places in your new place.

  • Meeting new people is hard when you’re new, try taking your pet to a park! No pet? Try getting to know parents at your kid’s school. No kids? There are always tons of social media groups for newcomers! While meeting people naturally isn’t as common anymore try frequenting local hot spots that can bring you, new friends, too!

  • If you do have kids you should talk to your kids about moving as far in advance as possible! Kids get upset about moving and leaving their friends and while it’s hard on you just know it is hard on them too! So bring the kids to explore the new area, the new house, and the new school that might help them transition better!



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