Moving to a new town or city can be quite a daunting (and exhausting!) task. Not only is there the strain that comes with moving, there’s also the stress of getting used to a new place altogether. It can take between six months to a year to fully adapt to a new environment. Here are some tips to make the transition easier.
1) Unpack and create your new space
Order some takeout, relax, and start to unpack. Putting together a cozy home that is familiar on some level will help you settle into your new environment with ease. Adjusting to a place when one is constantly assimilating new things is draining, but having a comfortable, safe place to return can provide much needed relief.
2) Go for a drive and get lost (and bring a charged phone)
Once you have settled in, go for a drive to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. See where the local grocery store, gym, gas station, and main street is. Shopping at small businesses and spending time at your neighborhood coffee shop/ community space can be a great way to meet locals too!
3) Reach out to that long lost friend who happens to live in your new town, city or neighborhood
It’s amazing how much easier transitioning can be when you already know someone who has adapted to the environment. They can show you around, pointing out places you have yet to discover and introduce you to other potential new friends. It’s really a glimpse into the comfortable world another person has created for themself in your new environment.
4) Try something new
You’ve come all this way, maybe it’s time to try something new! Once you familiarize yourself with the area, look into that dance class you’ve always wanted to take or join a local book club or community organization. Using online local tools such as Meetup or Nextdoor can be extremely helpful in finding new activities.
And most importantly, be patient. It takes time to adapt after moving to a new town. Enjoy the journey. Good luck with your move, and be sure to call Hollander Storage & Moving to help.
Tony and crew were prompt and professional on the move out of our house and Terence and crew were prompt and professional on the move into our house. Very neat polite respected our furnishings and our time. A big shout out to Troy who was the lead mover on both…
My move went very well. All of the people working for you were great. That includes the office staff, the movers in Downers Grove and the movers in Goodyear. The drivers and movers on both ends worked diligently, carefully and did not waste any time. They were courteous and neat.
Thank you for your wonderful service. I wish I could remember the gentlemen's names because I would tell you how wonderful each one was. I use the term gentlemen because they were. So patient and efficient. I would definitely use your services again and would recommend Hollander Moving to friends…
Moving 3 times in 2 ½ years is not something Lynn would recommend to anyone. For us, it would have been impossible without the assistance of Chris and his crews at Hollander Moving and Storage. We’ve done home-to-home, home-to-condo and condo-to-condo moves. In each situation, we found Hollander’s staff to…
Overall we were very pleased with our experience with Hollander moving. Mr. Bello, our contact in Mexico was attentive to our needs and questions. The ATI packing team was outstanding. It was a pleasure to watch them work together--a real spirit of cooperation. The morning we were leaving Mexico we…
-Tom & Janice
Hollander Movers were better than excellent. My move from Park Ridge to Des Plaines went without a hitch. We even had to make a stop to pick up items from a storage locker. Nick's crew was very careful and professional and even helped with unpacking and hanging some pictures. If…
Yes, all the crew members were excellent. We would recommend you. The movers were work horses, very pleasant, and took care of all of our belongings with great care. We are waiting for a call back from Adrienne Ross about an issue. I spoke to her on Tuesday and she…
-Kay & Mel
We were very happy with our move with Hollander and will recommend to family and friends in the future.
Good company. Prompt, professional & friendly service. I would recommend them to friends.😊.