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What To Know About Moving To A New City Alone

Published by Chris Townsend

What To Know About Moving To A New City Alone

Many of the articles we have on our website that offer tips or advice about moving tend to cater to families and married couples that are moving together. Not that those are the only customers that hire us to help them with moving, but they definitely make up a larger portion of our clientele. This article, however, is for anyone that is planning to move to a new city on their own, which has its own distinct challenges and advantages, which can be an exciting opportunity, or a very lonely time, depending on how you approach it. Whether you’re moving for a new job, to reorient yourself, make a fresh start, or embark on a new adventure, here are some tips to help you make the most of moving to a new city.

Consider Roommates

Since you’re moving to a new city, odds are you don’t many (if any) people there and having a roommate or two can help you get settled. They’ll likely be able to steer you in the direction of where to go for things and what to do, but you’ll have at least some form of social circle from the jump and people to do things with. You should be choosey about who you live with, however, since you’ll be sharing the same living space and spending a lot of time around each other. If finances are at all a concern, having roommates is a great way to minimize costs while still being part of a group that can introduce you to other people and offer activities that you can join in on.

What To Know About Moving To A New City Alone

Experience the City

Part of the appeal of moving to a new city is that you’ll have a whole new slate of things to do and experience so you’ll want to spend some time getting to know your new home. Before you move, take some time to research things about the city, such as what local events are upcoming, which neighborhoods you might want to visit or live in, and some restaurants you’d like to try. Whatever it is you’re interested in, jump in with both feet and go soak up what the area has to offer. Make an effort to visit different parts of the city and, if you’re comfortable doing it, try to take public transportation or walk around as you explore. While driving may be more convenient, you tend to be able to see more of a city when you’re on foot or not focused on driving.

Moving to a new city? Three Movers is here to help! We provide a wide variety of moving services that can help make your transition to a new city easier and stress-free! Whether it’s a neighboring city or an entirely new state, we have affordable moving services and a professional staff that’s ready to help you get where you’re going! Call us today at (888) 204-0036 for a FREE moving quote—no commitment required! Tell us where you’re moving, how much help you need, and we’ll provide a FREE cost estimate!

Get Social

Just as you should explore the surroundings of a new city, you should try to make an effort to get to know the people as well. Every city has social activities planned around groups, whether it’s classes like cooking, exercising, or recreational sports teams. Even if you’re not super comfortable talking to strangers, being new in town is a perfect excuse to talk to others and ask them for advice on where to eat, what to do, or where to grab a drink. If you preface the question by mentioning you just moved to the area, almost anyone will be more than happy to offer their two cents. And you never know, you may make some friends and meet some new people just by asking for their input.

Tips For Moving To A New City Alone

Make It Your Own

Living in an unfamiliar city in a new home doesn’t mean you have to feel out of place. Unpack everything as soon as you can and make the new space your own. Surround yourself with things that make you comfortable and that you enjoy so you don’t feel like you’re staying in a hotel as you get acclimated. It also helps to stay in contact with friends and family from where you lived previously so that you’ll have some people to talk to about your new experiences and what life is like.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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