After the hard work of finding and moving into the perfect home, you’re finally ready for the best part: getting adjusted into your new neighborhood! Here are a few insightful tips for getting you settled in after moving day:
- Get you bills in order: You probably had the essentials switched over to your name so you wouldn’t be without them on move-in day. But you’ll need to make appointments for other services, like cable or home security, right after you move in. Other essentials may also have slipped off your radar, like neighborhood trash pickup dates.
- Find your community online: Nextdoor and neighborhood or community groups on Facebook are an easy way to start following what’s happening in your new neighborhood.
- Study the rules: Before you jump into those home improvement projects, make sure they’re not against any bylaws.
- Get to know the neighborhood: You should make an effort to explore that new neighborhood in order to get to know it better. Whenever you feel like you need a break from unpacking, go for an exploratory trip around your new neighborhood to get a feel of the environment around you.