A lot of us spend most of our lives in the same place and so relocating interstate in Australia as an adult can be trying in a number of ways. Not only do you have to deal with moving all of your things and hiring a removalist company but you’ll probably also worry about your things getting to the new house on time and finding your place in a new neighborhood.
When we moved, it was a bit of a hassle due to a number of factors.
These few essential tips can help you get a foothold in your new life in another state and flourish as soon as you get settled.
Make Friends in Your New Neighborhood
One of the easiest ways to make a smooth transition when relocating interstate in Australia is to already have people that you can talk to or interact with when you get there. You can try finding a group online or through social media and you can also find out about the town’s events where you can attend to get acquainted with your new neighbors.
Learn About Job Prospects
Not everyone gets a transfer or an immediate placement in their new town when they move and this can be the cause of a lot of anxiety. Relocating interstate in Australia becomes much simpler when you know what kinds of job prospects are available. Talk to prospective employers ahead of time and make a visit to your new town if possible to drop off your resume and/or application in person.
Label Your Possessions Clearly
Every box will have to go to a certain place in your new home and the removalist company may make it to there before you do. Relocating interstate in Australia is tricky for this reason because you have to time the move to match up with your own arrival over a long period of travel. Make the process easier for everyone by including detailed labels for every box. Don’t just write which room the box goes in but instead also write where in the room it should go. This way the boxes of books end up next to the bookshelves, the linens by the linen closets, the dishes near the cabinets, and the throw pillows next to the bed. Unpacking will be a cinch with these labels and loading/unloading the truck will be a more efficient experience for the removalist company.
When we moved, we used crusader removals who were very professional and went out of there way to help us out. If your moving to or from Perth give them a call.
Get to Know Your New Town
There’s more to the town you’ll be living in than the people and the job prospects. Relocating interstate in Australia is also about enjoying the natural wonders and attractions of your new place of residence. Find out what there is to do, where the good supermarket it, the best pub in town, and where you can find places to exercise your favorite hobbies.
Love Your New Life
This is the last and possibly most essential step in relocating interstate in Australia. New places might seem a little scary or nerve wracking but if you do your research and take some time to get acquainted, you’ll love your new life in no time. Let yourself get comfortable, hang your favorite photos, and invite your old friends and family to come stay so you can have a blast showing them your new town!