Changing cities is stressful. When you’ve been transferred, there is a lot to do, even when you are lucky enough to have your company take care of the packing and moving. Once the commercial movers Tampa Fl have safely delivered your life in boxes to your new home, what next? You haven’t yet met anyone, and you don’t know where anything is. Here are some suggestions to make your relocation easier.
Find Your Local Hangout
Every neighborhood has them: The restaurant/bar that is right around the corner serving breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you need some breakfast and coffee when you haven’t located your coffeemaker, or you need a good cocktail after a day of unpacking, this is one of the first places you’ll want to find. Sit at a table and cross off your to-do list or sit at the bar and chat with your neighbors. It will be a nice respite from the can-to-can’t mentality of relocating.
Locate Your Closest Hardware Store
Where do you even start with all the things you need in a new home? Picture hangers are always needed, and a stepladder is required for putting stuff into the top cabinets. A kit with all the standard household tools is a must-have for any home. Hopefully, you have a good hardware store close to home with knowledgable and friendly people to help when you aren’t quite sure what you need. One thing is sure: you will be visiting them a lot at first.
Find a Good Plant Nursery
Nothing warms up a home like plants. Whether you have a house or an apartment, houseplants not only look beautiful, but some of them are detoxifying powerhouses. They can filter out harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene and xylene. Introducing plants into your new space can instantly make your house seem like a home. If you are fortunate to have an outdoor garden space, even if you only have a small area, container gardens can provide fresh herbs for cooking or be a colorful haven for butterflies and hummingbirds.
Meet Like-Minded People
Now that you are all settled in, it’s time to start socializing. If you have something you enjoy, find a club that supports it. Do you like wine? Look for a wine-tasting group. If you like to run, look for running clubs in your area. You’ll soon find that your social calendar is full and your new city feels like home.