They say moving is one of the most stressful things you can do, so it’s no surprise that people struggle with moving to a new city for school, work or any other reason.
A new academic term is on the horizon and many students are planning their first move away from home to embark on their studies at University. Leaving home for the first time can be extremely daunting, the excitement and nerves all mixed together can make leaving your comfort zone that bit harder.
It’s such an exciting time as you will open your eyes and mind to new cultures, meet new people and discover new walks of life and have a range of new opportunities. Quicksilver wants to help you settle in with a few tips and tricks to help you make the most of the experience without feeling unsettled.
The first thing to do when you move to a new city is to organise your home and to make your space welcoming and homely. Be sure to unpack as soon as you can and make space for all of your stuff. Maybe go out and buy a couple of new things too to make your space your own. It can be scary moving into a new environment but making it personal will help you feel like you have developed a space that is your own to come home to and relax in.
Research The Area
Have a quick Google of the area and visit some of your favourite spots. Look up cafes, theatres, parks, libraries, lakes, anything that you think will make you feel at home. Create a little itinerary and explore the area for the day/week/month. This would also be a great time to research any transport links, local supermarkets and gym facilities. Get to know your new city and what there is to do in your new home.
Join a Club
Try to join a club or a class if you can, as this will give you a chance to see what is around the new local area as well as meet new people and make friends. Immerse yourself in these hobbies and in the community around you.
Make A Friend
Moving home can be quite overwhelming and making new friends can be daunting especially if you are moving cities on your own. When you move you don’t need to make twenty or more friends, just one friend who you can chat to and do things with when you/they want to will do the trick.
Create A Tradition
One thing that makes a place feel like a home is traditions. This may be something you are missing at your old home so why not make some new traditions. Creating a routine will make you feel more settled in your home.
Register With A Doctor
This may sound obvious but it can be easily missed. It only takes 10 minutes so make sure it’s one of the first things on your list when you arrive because you don’t want to be left without a doctor if you need it. If you are joining University there may be a stand where you can sign up to the doctor when you pick up your accommodation so make sure to keep an eye out for this.
Take Your Time
Even if you follow all of the above advice it’s very important to remember to take your time. You may not feel comfortable at home straight away and this is normal, it will take time to adjust. Everyone reacts to new situations and circumstances differently so don’t worry if it takes longer than others or shorter than others. It is not a race, so take as much time as you need.
Storage & Removal Solutions
For a smooth transition when moving to university it can be extremely helpful to use a professional moving company. Quicksilver can arrange residential moves in Newcastle from the complete wrapping, packing, shipping and unpacking of your belongings, taking the stress away from the moving process, allowing you to concentrate on settling in. Get in touch with a member of the team today for more information on 0191 264 6677.
Kian is the content writer for Quicksilver and updates our blog every month. He enjoys helping out our customers with moving tips and advice.