How To Adjust To Relocation

imagesYou acquired the new job, you signed on the new home and your moving van is scheduled. Despite having major aspects of a move planned, there still remains trepidation at the thought of transplanting. A new city, new home and new routine requires transition. Whether that transition is difficult or not is based on a few factors. By eliminating negative factors through preparation, you set yourself up for a successful transition!

Research

Research the city you will be in. Read the city and state’s government website and statistics. Prepare yourself for cost of living in the area. Be aware of different neighborhoods and what they are known for. Talk to the locals to find the “best of” list for restaurants, gyms, parks and schools. Within the first few days of moving in, take a break from unpacking to experience local fare. Go out for dinner, take a walk through a popular district. Be intentional to explore your new surroundings to find a favorite cafe, boutique or grocery store. Have a map on hand or in the car and become familiar with major freeways and streets.

Establish Routine

Maintain routines as much as possible. This is especially helpful if moving with children. If mealtimes are at a particular time or always at the table, carry this out in new location. Make a priority to maintain familiarity. Before the first day of work or school, drive the route to account for driving time, with and without traffic, to aid in scheduling your daily routine.

Preparation

Before your move date, plan for utilities to be turned on in time for your arrival. This would include electricity, water, sewage, garbage, phone, internet and cable. Complete a change-of-address form from the USPS to be sure mail is forwarded to new address. Contact your bank, along with any legal IDs you carry including your driver’s license, to alert of change of address as well.

 

Roll With The Punches

The unknown can create anxiety. However, with a simple shift of perspective, the anxiety can be replaced with anticipation. Viewing the unknown and new experiences as an adventure will contribute towards a positive attitude. Choose to let the surprises or delays become an opportunity to “go with the flow.”

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Safety Tips When Moving

imagesThe last thing you want, or need, is an injury while moving. Hoisting bulky boxes and moving unyielding objects isn’t exactly what the doctor ordered. In the rush to pack and move on a deadline, many people fail to consider the health risks associated with a move. Take proper precautions with the tips below to prevent moving day injuries.

Lifting Heavy Boxes

Time constraints aren’t that pressing if you are exchanging your health and being laid up for six weeks. Plan ahead. Stretching before lifting and hauling will relax your muscles and help prevent injuries. Test an object before attempting to move it yourself. Don’t strain, and call friends if it’s more than you can handle. When lifting boxes or furniture follow the rules below.

  •   Stand with feet hip distance apart
  •   Bend at knees, not the waist
  •   Lift with the legs, not the back
  •   Keep object as close to your body as you physically are able
  •   Don’t twist while lifting
  •   Lift smoothly and slowly, do not jerk

Use Appropriate Tools

Moving supplies were invented for a reason. Use dollies, hand trucks and moving straps to make it easier on yourself, even if you are Superman. A few essentials are below.

  •   Furniture Dolly: A four-wheeled horizontal platform used to transport furniture. Can typically support up to a thousand pounds safely. Use straps or cargo ropes to secure item before moving
  •   Handtruck: A vertical, two-wheeled cart that easily transports tall standing appliances such as refrigerators or high stack of boxes.
  •   Moving Straps: Straps are used to secure an item onto a dolly or a truck. Straps redistribute the weight, lowering center of gravity making it easier to lift.
  •   Sliders: Pads that are placed under the four corners of a piece of furniture to easily slide across a room
  •   Stair Rollers: Rollers that are attached to the stairs for heavy objects to be carefully rolled down the flight of steps.

Moving Bulky Items

  •   Push rather than pull
  •   Keep footing secure
  •   Clear path before you transport items, check for loose rugs or tripping hazards
  •   Be sure floors are dry to prevent slipping and lay cardboard down if raining

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