Rural to Urban: Making the Big Move


Generally speaking, people start out their journeys in the city and then move to more rural areas when they have the time and means to maintain a larger, more comfortable, and more private property. However, if you were born in a rural location, you may make this journey the other way round. The city calls out to young professionals with its seemingly endless job opportunities and amenities for an active social life. So, if you’re planning on making the big move to the big smoke, there are a few things that you need to bear in mind throughout the process. Here are just a couple for you to consider!


Moving In

Many people think that moving into a home in the inner city is the same as moving into any other property. But this is a huge mistake to make. When you live in the suburbs or a more rural location, you have a lot more space to negotiate your belongings in and less urgency when it comes to shifting things between a vehicle and the property. In inner cities, roads are often busy and pulling over at the side can create a hazard or obstacle for other users, especially if the road isn’t wide enough for the following traffic to pull out around you. Always use professional movers when moving into an urban property. They will know where to park safely and can help you to move your belongings into your new place in the fastest and most convenient way possible. This doesn’t have to be expensive: there are cheap removals out there!


Greeting the Neighbours

If you’ve always lived in a rural region, chances are that you’re a lot more familiar with your neighbours and involved in your community than the general urbanite will be. Many individuals living in bustling urban centres wouldn’t recognise someone who lives a couple of doors down from them or in the same apartment block if they were to pass them in the street. This, of course, can be a huge culture shock. Though you may be living around more people than ever before, it’s easy to begin to feel a little more lonely. But remember that people aren’t necessarily being rude! It’s just much harder to remember the names, occupations, and personalities of people you live near when there are so many! If you do want to bond with your neighbours, you’re just going to have to make a little more effort. Introduce yourself when you move in by posting a note through their door or even knocking on and saying hi at a reasonable time.

These are just two steps in the lengthy process of relocating and settling down in an environment that you’re not necessarily used to. The key to getting moved in easily is organisation, being open and forward, and (to put it simply) being brave and confident in your decision! This really could prove to be the move of a lifetime, so make the most of it!





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