Are you thinking about making a move? Oxford, MS is a great place to call home.
Between packing up everything in your house, coordinating
move-out and move-in dates, finding a new place to live, and trying to stay
sane through it all, moving can definitely be stressful, to say the least!
Throw in moving to a new city (welcome to Oxford, MS!), and the process can
seem crazy and overwhelming. Don’t miss out on these helpful tips for your big
Do Your Research
Living somewhere can be a lot different than just visiting. Do
you remember the first time you visited Oxford? Our first visit to a new place
can make us all giddy inside. We get all caught up in the new and unfamiliar..and
that’s not a bad thing! It’s an infatuation period if you will.
If you’ve been thinking about moving to a new city, it goes
without saying that you should try to spend as much time there as you can
before packing up and moving. But either way, do your research! Look into
different areas of the city, what the culture is like, what locals say about
living there - as much information as you can find! Prepare yourself for what
your new city is going to be like as much as you can, so the transition will be
that much easier once you actually get there.
Immerse yourself in the community. Take an uber or two and
ask questions like when they moved there and what they love best about Oxford.
Ask questions everywhere you go. I think you’ll be surprised how much people
will love to talk about the quaint, charming town called Oxford.
I’ve got a list of some of my favorite neighborhoods in
Oxford with some details about each one. You’ll want to check it out HERE.
Explore Your Neighborhood
One of the biggest parts of moving to a new city is getting
to know your new neighborhood! If you’re thinking about living in a particular
area, drive around and get to know everything that’s around there. Experience everything!
Find your new grocery store, coffee shop, takeout place, and
more! Those are going to be your new go-to places, so get an idea of where they
are and what they’re like early on. This can help eliminate stress when you
Create a Moving Checklist
When it’s time to actually move, make sure you’re not
missing any important steps! This usually includes things like:
Changing your address and forwarding your mail – this is a
Transferring utilities (electricity, internet, trash, etc.) –
provide your new address for the final bill.
Canceling local subscriptions (like the gym) and signing up
for new ones if you want.
Scheduling your move – it will make all the difference.
Going through your things and getting rid of items you don’t
need – this is the BEST time to downsize.
Coordinating travel plans to get to your new city.
Don’t be afraid to get professional help – Movers that is!
Friends who offer to help you move are great, but at a
certain point, it’s probably not the best idea to try to move without some
professional help. Let’s face it…our
friends mean well, but they are usually being kind more than anything and most
of them aren’t into heaving lifting.
Whether it’s because you have some big items to move or it’s
too hard to coordinate loading and unloading a moving truck in a different city
all on your own, don’t be afraid to hire some professional help. It might seem
like an unnecessary expense, but once you’ve moved once or twice, I don’t think
I’m the only one that feels completely over it! This way, you can leave it to a
professional and don’t have to worry about packing or friends breaking
something or getting hurt. I’m sure they’ll thank you! I promise…you won’t
Try New Things
Even if you already know people in your new city, moving is
a big change, and trying new things can really help you feel more at home. It
might be hard at first but think about trying something like going to a fitness
class or joining a local mom’s group to explore new places and meet new people
in your city! The more things you try and the more you get out of your comfort
zone (as painful as it might seem), the faster you’ll feel less intimidated and
more at home in your new surroundings.
Give Yourself Time
Moving to a new city is a big change, and it will take time
to get settled and to feel at home there! Keep this in mind and give yourself
time. Don’t worry if you don’t feel completely comfortable after only a few
weeks (or even months!). Everyone has their own pace and finding yourself in
new surroundings can be a shock for anyone. As I mentioned earlier, get to know
your area and try new things as much as you can, and before you know it, you’ll
feel more and more at home.
So - if you’re moving to a new city, good luck! Find what
will work for you to make the whole process a lot smoother!
I’m here to help. Got questions? I have a servant’s heart
and I would be happy to help however I can!
Rexanne Collins, Market Realty
Oxford MS Real Estate Agent - Serving Oxford and surrounding towns and communities.
Call or Text: 662-586-1640 Main Off: 662-234-9900 Email: RexanneSellsHomes@gmail.com
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