A home move is pretty stressful, even though it can be kind of exciting too. Infact, it’s widely known as one of the most stressful things you’ll do in life. You’ve got to up and move your life from one place to the other. It can be especially jarring if you’re moving from a different city or state. You and your family's wellness should come first, so when you arrive there are certain priorities you should pay attention to. Each person might put them in a different order. A family with a newborn baby might set out baby proofing the house. Whereas someone who loves spending time outside might hire tree surgeons to cut back annoying foliage. The point is, wellness is different to each person. These tips can help you settle into your new place as soon as possible.
Remember, Huntington Beach is a calmer place than LA. The people are great and the surf scene and eateries are excellent. You’ll be fine…these tips are just to help you out along the way.
Huntington Beach Tree Service
There are some great trees in Huntington beach. The local tree society, established in 1998 protects and plants trees like the desert willow, California pepper trees, and Tipuana, for example. However, these trees can grow fast in the sun. If you’ve just moved to Huntington beach there may be some unruly trees in your yard. You might need trees pruned and trimmed so that your pool area gets the sun. Perhaps you need to skim your palms or even remove errant trees altogether. When you arrive you can try cutting some of these back yourself but if the trees are huge or the job complex think about a business offering a Huntington Beach tree service instead. You’re new, you might not know someone to do the job. Speak to your neighbors, it’s a good excuse to get acquainted. Or, take a look online.
If the trees on your property are in great shape and not looking like that can cause any problems you’ll feel far more relaxed. Especially if you have kids running around the place. Trees can look amazing, so long as they’re in good shape.
Focus On Finding A Social Circle
So, you’ve sorted your wayward trees and hired a tree service. What’s next? How about finding a social circle to join. If you’ve moved to Huntington Beach from far away you might need to make some new friends. You might do this at work, but it’s always nice to have friends out of work. Surfing is huge and there are some good surf clubs to join like HB Surf Club. If you can’t surf, consider lessons.
Of course you’ll be able to find classes and lessons in pretty much anything you like. Pick something and get started. Running clubs (along the beach!), the gym, golf, tennis, improv…whatever you like. If you find a social circle you’ll feel a lot more anchored. Even if it's yoga or something wellness related, having friends close by can make everything a lot easier.
Take Time Off For The Move
It’s important to take time off work for the move. You don’t want to be starting work/going to work the day after you move. Instead, you need to be a bit more careful with your time. Unpacking, sorting the yard out, finding your bearings…it all takes time. Instead, try to start a week or so after the move to give you those few precious days to catch up and get the house in order. Otherwise, you’re always going to be fighting against the tide. You’ll finish work, and need to do some stuff around the house. This way, you can even do some DIY to get the home in the right position that it needs to be in before starting work. If you’re moving far, from another country or a far flung state then this becomes even more important.
Focus On Home Security
Some of the first things you’ll do when you get to your new house is check the security.
Logically, first off, you’ll want to change the locks and get new keys for the main doors, but don’t forget the windows too. If you’re buying a home with an electric gate you’ll need to work out how it works. You need to check out the gate entry system to know how the access system works. Some use smartphone apps, others use call boxes or intercoms while some still use four digit codes. Also, if you have an electric gate you need to make sure the tree services we spoke about above don’t damage the mechanism. Sometimes, trees grow fast and can interfere with working gate mechanisms.