The world is just a plane ride away nowadays, accessible to one and all. If you’re moving to a new country, here are 5 important things that will help with your move.
1. Deal With The Weather
If the weather of the country you’re moving to is much different from what you’re used to, going ill-prepared can shock you. Do your research and buy the appropriate clothing. Make sure your new home has a powerful home heater/air conditioner to help you deal with the climate. Be open-minded about this, you will eventually get used to it. Just be prepared for that initial encounter with the changed weather.
2. Deal With Your Home And Its Furniture
Rent your house with the furniture, or better yet, sell it off. This way you don’t have to deal with old and damaged goods if you decide to move back home. We advise not to ship any of your furniture abroad, especially if you have no emotional attachment to it. Instead, consider buying your furniture online once you’ve arrived. This will save you a lot of money from shipping the furniture, and save you from heartache if they arrive at your new home banged up.
3. Dealing With The Distance & Relationships
Living far from your family and away from your loved ones is hard, especially if you’re in a relationship which is in its initial, fragile stage. However, moving countries does not mean having to sever ties. Make sure you have a stable connection to reconnect with those who you leave behind. Phone calls are good, but video calls will feel better for you in the long run. While smartphones are quite common nowadays, most older people are still not comfortable using it. Make sure your loved “senior citizens” know how to get around technology issues.
4. Dealing With The Food
Most people have a hard time dealing with the difference in food once they move countries. If you don’t cook, it might be a good idea to learn the recipes of a few of your favorite dishes. Easy, make-ahead meals are a good idea as well since you might find it hard to manage the culinary part of your life all at once. Of course, fast food and home deliveries are there to help you out. But you can only have so much of it before you crave your home-cooked meals. If you do cook, pack a few of your favorite spices and cooking essentials to tide you over until you find new favorites.
5. Dealing With The Inevitable Loneliness
When you move to a new country or even a new city, where you know no one and everything is unfamiliar to you, being lonely is a given. Having access to the people back home makes a difference, but you still need to make connections in your new home town. Hang out with a few of your work buddies or go out to places that cater to your interests and meet like-minded people. Don’t forget to be neighborly as well!