3 Reasons Why Moving is an Adventure
We always hear about moving horror stories –- like the time the movers somehow walked away with the living room piano or the time you booked a move through a completely fraudulent moving company…
We’re told time and time again to avoid moving at all costs (unless you want to earn your fair share of grey hairs). But, what’s often lost is how exciting moving into a new place truly is, regardless of whether that’s down the hall, across town, or on the other side of the country.
So, without further ado, here are a few ways to channel a few more positive vibes into your upcoming move and to treat your move how it should really be treated — like an adventure.
EXPLORE EXPLORE EXPLORE!
If you’ve ever traveled, you know that being in a new place with unfamiliar surroundings is an incredibly exhilarating experience. Every single inch of your new “world” is just waiting to be discovered.
Regardless of whether you’re moving across town or across the country, exploring your new home is sometimes all in the details. Maybe you’ll discover the tree-lined street to brighten your morning on your daily drive to work. Maybe you’ll find a cozy little coffee shop to stop by on Sunday mornings. Ask around to see what places are tried and true favorites. Hit the nearest gym, visit community centers, and try new restaurants to fully immerse yourself in your new neighborhood. Who knows what you’ll stumble upon?
MAKE NEW FRIENDS, HEAR NEW STORIES
Making new friends is one of the greatest joys in life. If you choose to invest in your new community, you’ll probably have conversations that dig a bit deeper than the inevitable ”How are you?” on the sidewalk. It’s always refreshing to hear others’ life experiences, especially if they’ve lived in a different place.
The best way to do this is to get involved with your community as soon as you move in. Target shared-interest groups to connect with other members of the community. For example, try reaching out to the pick-up soccer team that plays every Sunday or the group of joggers that meets every morning at the end of your street. It’s a sure fire way to meet like-minded people, and explore new ways of living.
REIMAGINE AND REVITALIZE YOUR LIVING SPACE
The type of furniture you buy, the way you organize your books on that new bookshelf, and the color you paint your walls are each an adventure in their own right! Think of moving into your new place as an opportunity to explore new home designs and patterns you’ve always wanted.
Even if you’re not in the market to buy new furniture or decorations, you can still express your creativity at your new pad without breaking the bank. Try searching on Youtube or apartment decoration blogs for cheap, easy-to-implement tips. Not only will you personalize the items in your new home, but you’ll also gain practical skills in the process!