Moving homes is difficult enough on its own. You have to organize all your belongings, pack them up neatly and arrange for the local movers to haul them over to the new place. Add to that the equally massive task of having to unpack your things once everything is delivered, and you have the perfect recipe for one stressful day. Of course, once all your items are settled, the real challenge begins: adjusting to your new environment.
Here are our best advice on how to make your new surroundings feel like home quickly and effortlessly.
First Impressions Matter
On the first day of your move, you will have one or two moving company trucks on the street and the driveway unloading all the things you brought with you. The whole process is quite taxing, but you shouldn’t let your neighbor’s first impression of you be a negative one. Try your best not to block neighboring driveways to avoid any trouble. If it can’t be helped, give them sufficient heads up, and let them know how long the vehicles will be there.
Respect Begets Respect
Be mindful of where you dispose of your trash. Don’t walk over their property if necessary. Avoid making too much noise, especially if your move happens late at night. Simple steps that show you respect your neighbors’ well-being and property can be a start to a positive relationship with them.
Of course, nothing beats a direct approach of introducing yourself to your neighborhood than with a good old-fashioned housewarming party. Once the movers have cleared out and everything is in their proper places, invite your new neighbors for a quick chat over some drinks or maybe even a dinner. If this is not an option, the age-old tradition of bringing treats over can be just as good.
At Around Town Movers, we are your leading provider of moving services and logistics. Give us a call at (703) 291-1000, or fill out our contact form to request a free moving quote today. We serve customers in Arlington and Sterling, VA.