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The New City Checklist: Making The Most Of Your New Home

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Sometimes our life, career and relationships takes us on a path we never would have seen ourselves walking. We can find ourselves uprooted from the places, people and experience that were all familiar pieces in the tableau of our lives. We can wind up feeling distraught, centerless, alienated and even angry or resentful. When you move to a new city, state or even country as a result of a change in career, a promotion or new developments for yourself or your partner, it can be an extremely disorientating experience. Your comfort zone is taken away from you and you’re plunged headlong into the unfamiliar…

But let’s not forget that life begins outside of your comfort zone. Rather than seeing this move as the end of something comforting, reassuring and familiar, it’s vital that you view it as the start of something exciting, vital and transformative. The secret, of course, is to handle the relocation the right way which is why we’ve compiled this checklist to help you make the most of your new home.

Choose movers who will help you get off to the best possible start

Even moving a few blocks down the street can be stressful. Moving somewhere completely unfamiliar can be absolutely nightmarish. As such, it’s imperative that you do your homework when it comes to choosing your movers. Check out for an example of what you’re looking for. Opt for a trusted company with well trained, fully vetted employees, years of experience and happy customer testimonials and you’ll get the move off to the best possible start. A painless move will help you to look to the future with a sense of excitement.

Start making connections before you move

There was a time when you had to wait until you moved to an area to start making friends. The beauty of the digital era, however, is that you can start making connections online months before your moving day. Join facebook groups for your neighborhood or your building. Get the skinny on the best restaurants, entertainments, bars and coffee shops, find out where people with similar interests to your own hang out. Feelings of isolation and loneliness can be crippling when moving somewhere new but when you start making connections early, it’s much easy to knit yourself into the fabric of your new community.

Learn the best ways to get around

Transportation can define a city. From the subways of New York to the iconic red buses and underground tubes of London and the Berlin U-Bahn. The difference between a tourist and a local in many cases is proficiency with the city’s transportation networks. As such, it’s never too early to start doing your research. Find out where you can get to quickly and easily from your new home and it’ll be easier to…

Find yourself a happy place

In your old home you probably had happy places where you’d go to when the pressures of work and home got too much. Whether it was a stroll and a sit in the park, a favorite coffee shop or a movie theatre you’d take yourself to for a date for one. If you’re to find happiness in your new home, it’s vital that you take some time to find some happy places there.

Good luck, and have a great move!



Melissa is a young and energetic writer, a mom to a sweet little boy, and a fur-mom to two perfect pooches. Before becoming the Associate Content Director for Project Female, she was a journalist specializing in topics related to women in politics and policy affecting women.

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