How to Survive the First Week in Your New Place
When moving, it is important to plan a head. You still may run into some unexpected obstacles, but it can be a smoother experience with proper planning. You move may be hundreds of miles away or just right across town. Regardless, moving all of your stuff–especially if you do not have any help–is often a stressful experience.
This is why some individuals choose to hire movers. It can help the transition be a bit easier and a bit more relaxing, especially if you have to move by a certain date for your new job. Oftentimes you may arrive at your new home before all of your belongings. This leaves you with only a few essential items like clothes, possibly some bathroom items and some kitchen appliances to help you get by. Here are some things to help you survive your first week in a new home:
A Temporary Sleeping Arrangement
It is not the most enjoyable experience to sleep on the floor. Although you may not have your bed, there is a more comfortable solution then spending a week on the ground. Platform beds are a great temporary bed while you wait for all of your belongings. It is a great idea to buy it ahead of time and have it shipped straight to your new home (imagine the relief knowing that you don’t have to worry where you’ll sleep when you move in!). You can order it so that you and this new bed arrive on the same day. After you have all of your belongings you can use your temporary bed in a place such as the guest bedroom.
Finding a Place to Stay Connected
In this day and age, staying connected in very important. But when moving into a new home there are certain things that take some time. For instance, getting an internet connection set up. Sometimes it can be a week or so before internet can get connected in a new home. Although it may not be the most convent thing, there are many places that offer free internet while you wait. For some that need absolute silence –whether it be for work or school– the local library can be a great option. Other possibilities are local fast food and coffee shops. While it may not be ideal, living without Internet at home does not mean that you can’t stay connected.
Moving into a new place can be very frightening. Sometimes unexpected situations arise and there are many things that you cannot plan for. However, there are can be quick and easy solutions for most situations. Little tips and tricks and make a difficult move a little easier.
This is a guest post by R. Wilcox