For most Americans, relocating is business as usual. In fact, 75 percent of our country's population moves once every five years. The good news is that moving doesn’t need to be a stressful event. To help you embrace the excitement of a move and get settled quickly in your new apartment home, we’ve put together six useful tips for relocating to Tulsa:
1. Use Google Maps to Get to Know Your New Neighborhood
Thanks to Google Maps, you can actually get to know your new neighborhood and surroundings before you physically step foot on the property. Not only can you use Google Maps to locate the closest restaurants, parks, and shopping, but you can also use the Street View to get a 360 degree view of what the local area and landmarks actually look like.
2. Don't Feel Pressured to Unpack Every Box Immediately
Once you move into your new apartment home, take time unpacking your boxes. Start by unpacking your bedding, towels, and other essentials, and then unpack one room at a time. This can help to cut down on the calamity inside your apartment and give you time to think about where you want to place items.
3. Hold Off on Making Large Furniture Purchases
While it can be tempting to order a new couch or dining table for your new apartment home, wait until you get acclimated to your new space. Ordering a big sofa or living room table before getting settled in could lead to buyer’s remorse down the road.
4. Check Out the Local Dog Parks
As a pet-friendly apartment community, Springs at Woodlands South features a leash-free fenced-in play area for dogs. While taking your pup to our on-site dog park is a great way to get to know your new neighbors, exploring the other dog parks around Tulsa can help connect you with other members of the community, too.
5. Try Out the Best Local Restaurants and Pubs in the Neighborhood
Our Tulsa blog is a great resource for learning about where locals like to eat and be entertained. Yelp is also a great tool as you can visit our Yelp page and choose to browse nearby restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and more.
6. Find Opportunities to Volunteer with Local Organizations
Volunteering can be a great way for you to give back to your new community, while also meeting some new friends who share similar interests. As we head into the holiday season, there are will be an abundance of volunteer opportunities in Tulsa with local non-profit organizations.
Do you have any relocation tips to add? Tell us in the comments!