4 Tips for Getting Established Quickly in Fort Myers

Jean Jones
April 04, 2016

Getting-Established-Quickly-SWF.jpgMoving is exciting, but it can also be disorienting if you don't quickly get established in your new home. Getting settled at Springs at Estero or Springs at Six Mile Cypress is a cinch when you create a workable plan ahead of time, research your new home, get settled efficiently, and take advantage of the resources around your new home.

1. Create a Workable Plan

You don't have to plan out every last detail of your move, but if you create an action plan with clearly outlined steps to take, you're much less likely to feel disorganized and overwhelmed. Be sure to include the following items in your plan:

  • Reserve your moving truck or moving company at least six weeks ahead of time
  • Line up help for loading and unloading the truck
  • Notify utility companies of your move
  • Collect moving supplies and other resources like boxes, tape and dollies
  • Pack a little at a time, starting with items you rarely use
  • Change your address with credit card companies, insurance companies, etc.
2. Research Your New Home

You'll be able to get settled much more quickly with a little research under your belt. 

  • Ask for referrals for doctors, hair stylists or barbers, vets, mechanics, and any other service providers you need regularly
  • Locate the nearest grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, and other places you frequent
  • Find groups of people who share your interests. Are you interested in volunteering for a charitable organization, joining a biking-and-hiking group or taking an art class? These are just a few ways to get involved in the community quickly
3. Get Settled Efficiently

As soon as you get to your new Fort Myers apartment, set up your bed and stock your refrigerator. If you take care of your eating and sleeping needs, you’ll be set to tackle the following tasks that will get you settled:

  • Unpack the most important items first. You'll want a functioning bathroom and kitchen, so focus on these areas before you worry about your living room
  • Meet your neighbors. You'll feel more comfortable in your new apartment home if you can walk out the door and say, "Hi, Jeff!"
4. Take Advantage of Resources Near Your New Home

You'll feel more established if you learn about your new home. Walk around and get a feel for the area, and get integrated as soon as possible. Don't forget the following:

What suggestions do you have for getting established quickly in Fort Myers? Leave your ideas in the comments section below!

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