Moving Can Be a Fresh Start08/07/2018By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group When you move to a new city, it's a chance to get a fresh start. You might not know anyone. While this could be scary at first, it's also an opportunity to recreate who you are. You can explore all the great things to do, make new social connections, and work on becoming a better version of you. Get Organized Once you box up all of your belongings to move, you literally get to start from scratch in your new home. This is a chance to get organized once and for all as you start to unpack all the boxes. If you have always wanted to try a new layout in your living room or bedroom, now is the time. You can change up the colors, the layout, and even get rid of certain things that you no longer use before you put them away. Of course, it's always better to get rid of them before you even move them – but this is a chance to get organized. Create "Me" Space As you unpack and move furniture around in your new place, be sure that you create a space specifically for you. This can be your safe haven when you have had a stressful day. Whether it is a "man cave" or a book nook in the family room, create a space that you will love to spend time in. Do Something New We all have things that we have always dreamed of doing. Maybe you have always wanted to participate in community theater or take an art class. Once you are in your new city, go ahead and do it. Find a venue or class that will provide you with the training. It's a chance to learn something new and meet some new people along the way. Curb Bad Habits You may have a bad habit or two that you aren't proud of. It may be that you don't clean your toilet often enough or that you smoked in your old home. Whatever it is that you want to change, now is the time to do it. You are in a new home, allowing you to start from scratch. If you don't want to fall into the same habits, make the decision to change. You may also want to write yourself notes periodically so that you remember why you are getting rid of those habits. Meet the Neighbors You may or may not know all the neighbors in your current neighborhood. Once you move, make sure that you put in the effort to meet everyone. Although some neighbors may make the first move to welcome you to the neighborhood, there is nothing wrong with introducing yourself and taking the initiative. Learning about your neighbors can be a great safety feature. You don't have to be best friends but it can be advantageous to have someone who will look out for your home when you aren't there and vice versa. Remember that moving is only as stressful as you make it out to be. If you know that you are moving to a new city with the desire to get a fresh start, it can be a positive boost. You may be excited to start a new chapter in your life. Make a to-do list for your home and for yourself so that you remember all of the things that you want to accomplish. Once you have officially moved in, you can then start on that list. When you're ready to get your fresh start in a new city, contact us at A-1 Freeman Moving Group to get started on your move.