Moving to a new city is certainly a new adventure: new people to meet, new places to visit, and possibly a new culture to explore. While all of this is exciting, it can also be stressful. To alleviate the stress of moving to a new city, and to get established quickly in your new Oklahoma City apartment home, use the following tips.
There's no need to wait until you've arrived in Oklahoma City to start getting established. In fact, the more planning you do ahead of time, the smoother it will go. Follow these tips:
Make lists and set aside time for making phone calls about utilities, drivers licensing, the details of your new apartment contract, and insurance companies.
Fill out a change-of-address form with the post office and inform credit card companies of your new address.
Get referrals for doctors, dentists, hair stylists, veterinarians, and personal trainers. Your current practitioners may have connections in Oklahoma City; it doesn't hurt to ask.
Locate essential places near your new apartment home like grocery stores and gas stations so you know where to go to get what you need quickly and easily.
After the Move
Start by setting up your bedroom and putting away your clothing and shoes. When you have the ability to rest well and keep yourself together, you'll be much better able to handle the rest of your move.
Don’t unpack all your boxes at once. It takes a few days, but soon you'll be settled in your new home.
Introduce yourself to your new neighbors; you'll feel safer and more comfortable when you know the people living around you.
Find a local social group or activity to attend, such as yoga classes that fit your schedule.