It’s almost moving day and everyone is excited! New house, possibly new furniture and a new neighborhood to explore. Chances are you are going to need something on moving day, and you don’t want to get stuck not knowing where anything is located. So pull up Google Maps or if you are close by, take a drive and explore your new neighborhood. Here are a few places we think you should find before you move!
The first thing you should probably find is food. Chances are on moving day everyone is going to be hungry and too tired to cook. Not to mention your belongings are still all packed in boxes. So find out where the closest pizza place or fast food restaurant is located. Talk to your new neighbors and ask them what their family’s favorite local take out place is and directions to get there! Speaking of food, you should also locate the closest grocery store for getting essentials that you need for your new home.
Even if you aren’t the handiest of people, you should locate the local hardware store. This way you can get everything you need such as nails, paint, dryer vents, etc., before you begin to unpack and set things up.
The next place you should locate is the neighborhood drug store or pharmacy. This way, if you need basic first aid or OTC medication you know how to where to get it quickly. Speaking of first aid, you may also want to locate the nearest urgent care and ER. You never know what could happen!
If you have children, you should probably locate the neighborhood school. Take mock trips so you can estimate how long the drive or walk is for drop offs before the first day. Another good place to find is the nearest playground, not only for playing and running off excess energy, but for sports, classes and other recreational activities.
Finding where things are located will help the transition to your new home go smoothly and be less stressful.