You’ve packed up your house, survived the drive, paid the movers, and arrived in your new state. A lot of planning went into organizing the transfer of your belongings from one house to another. Now that your physical items are settled it’s time to orient yourself to your new surroundings. It can be easy to become overwhelmed when sorting out the logistics of a new city so break it down and enjoy exploring.
5 Things to Help You Feel at Home in a New State
1. Find a Doctor
You don’t want to wait until you are sick to find a doctor. Tackle this chore, and you won’t be left scrambling to set up an appointment with an unknown physician.
2. Visit the DMV
This is a dreaded task, but one that you must take care of. Requirements vary from state to state and information can be found online as to how long you can drive with an out-of-state license. To-dos include transferring your out-of-state license, registering your vehicle, and registering to vote.
3. Share Your New Address
The United States Postal Office website has a function that will update your address for you with a simple form. In addition to credit card info and magazine subscriptions, friends and family will also want to know your new address.
4. Explore Your New Neighborhood
Take a walk! Get out and about to become acquainted with your neighborhood and orient to your surroundings.
5. Seek Out Natives
Embrace the fact that you are new. There is no need to try to blend in as a local. If you are open to asking for suggestions, you may become privy to some local secrets hot spots.
Moving to a new state includes a lot of big changes. Tackle a few chores once the movers have settled you in so that you are ready to embrace all that your new place has to offer.
Haven’t made the big move yet? Want a checklist to stay sane on moving day? See what goes into a moving day survival kit. If you are getting ready for a long distance move to or from Boise, we can help!