How to Make Your New Place Feel Like Home

Moving to a new place can be stressful - follow these tips to help you settle into your new community.

couple shopping for a house with their ipadMoving is a struggle, whether it be to a new city, a new state, or even a new country. What’s most challenging is making your new place feel like home. In order to avoid culture shock, consider some of these tips to help you acclimate to your new home:

Create a new home:
Although a new house or apartment can be exciting, it won’t feel ‘homey’ as soon as you move in. This is a great opportunity to make it yours! Make sure to bring lots of pictures and mementos of your friends and family, so you can remember all of the people that love and care about you. Decorating can also make a new place feel lived-in, and it gives you an excuse to go out and explore what local stores have to offer.

Become a part of the neighborhood:
You are bound to meet someone new anywhere, whether it be sitting on your porch or walking around town. This is a great opportunity to meet new people are feel more integrated in the community. Don’t forget to ask about the best spots to visit!

Volunteer:
Volunteering is a great place to find like-minded people. Finding something that interest you will lead you to people who not only share your interests but want to help, creating a good environment for you to connect with people. In addition, volunteering is always a great way to help you save, eliminating the time for you to spend your money elsewhere.

Attend a city meeting:
Attending a city council meeting is the perfect place to learn a new perspective about the place you’re living, which is mostly likely unfamiliar to you. Here, you can learn about the happenings in your community and decide what area is a good place for you to get involved. You might find somewhere where they really need your help.

Try a new class:
Have you ever been dying to take a cooking class or to learn how to kick box? Now is the time to go for it! Since the people you meet will be taking the same classes as you, you have at least one thing in common.

Be brave:
The only person who can make all of these opportunities happen is you. Although it might seem intimidating to be in a new place, now is the time to set aside your fear and embrace all the changes that are happening. Hang in there- soon you will forget why you were worried in the first place.

 

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