Moving to a new town won’t always be a smooth transition. It will take you some time to settle in and adjust to a completely new place. Here are a few tips that will make things easier for you.
Change your address
Before you move into your new house or rental apartment in Hong Kong make sure to change your address at the Post Office, so that any mail or bills will reach your new place. You should do this at least a couple of weeks before your move, to give the postal department enough time to process the change. You might want to tell the landlord of your old apartment to hold any mail that reaches there as well.
Unpacking and organizing
Once you arrive in your new town or city, one of the first things you will need to do is unpack and organize your belongings and furniture. Unpacking and arranging things can be a headache, so try to get it out of the way as soon as possible. You will also need to get a feel of the layout to decide which pieces go best where. If it is a short term apartment in Hong Kong you will also need to figure out if you like the furniture as it is or want it rearranged according to your convenience.
Get to know your neighbors
It is important to cultivate friendly relations with the neighbors and this can be advantageous. You’ll not only feel less lonely with some new friends but they’ll also show you around the new town or city and introduce you to the most interesting places. Plus you’ll feel like you’re part of the community. A good way to introduce yourself to neighbors would be hosting a housewarming party once you are settled in.
See the sights
You can have a lot of fun getting to know your new city or town. The best way to experience this is on foot. Pretend you’re a tourist and collect a few maps, guidebooks and anything else that will familiarize you with the area. You could visit shops, parks, museums and any other tourist site. You will also be able to meet the locals, while getting acquainted with the best places to shop and dine. What’s more, you will be able to find your way around without help later on. Don’t forget to carry your address with you on a slip of paper in case you forget how to find your way back!
Settling in won’t be a chore if you follow these tips.