Moving to a new neighborhood can be a scary experience. Perhaps you don’t know the area well, or you don’t have any friends nearby.
But your new home is yours all the same, so it’s important to make it feel like home. Now that you’re all moved in and unpacked, it’s time to get out and explore all that Hoboken has to offer.
It’s time to stop treating your move like a chore and start treating it like an adventure. Here are 5 great tips you can use to explore your brand new neighborhood and meet the great people within it.
1. Meet Your Neighbors
By moving, you’ve essentially uprooted your life and relocated to a place where you may not know anyone. But it’s time to make some friends!
Bake some cookies or whip up something special and go meet your neighbors. It’ll give you the sense of community you miss from your old neighborhood and help you feel more at home.
You can even throw a little get together with the neighborhood if you’d like. Invite everyone, grill out, and enjoy meeting new friends.
2. Take a Walk
If you’re looking for a more quiet way to explore your new surroundings, get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Hoboken is an exciting city with a lot to see.
And while it can feel overwhelming at first, it’s time to get out and explore. Take the whole family out and enjoy a walk around the neighborhood. Hoboken has some of the more walkable neighborhoods in all of New Jersey.
See the Hudson River and explore the layout of the city. It’s a great way to learn where things are and keep your kids active at the same time.
3. Make Your Own Map
Here’s a fun activity that’ll help you learn the layout and show off your creative skills at the same time. Grab some paper and markers or colored pencils and create a map of the neighborhood.
While you can focus on areas like local movie theaters and stores, you can also have a safety plan with hospitals, pharmacies, or doctors offices. Once you’re finished, hang it up on the fridge so everyone can start learning the layout.
It’s helpful and you’ll get to create great family memories. What’s not to love?
4. Research the History of Your New Neighborhood
First founded in the 1700s, New Jersey has a vast and exciting history waiting to be discovered. Take a trip online or just hit the web and start researching the history of your neighborhood.
Discover cool facts about your new neighborhood like whether celebrities live nearby or if historical events took place near your home.
5. Take Plenty of Photos
Finally, make sure to take plenty of photos when you first start exploring the neighborhood. These photos will make great keepsakes years later.
Focus on important firsts like:
- First night in the house
- First family meal at the home
- First party or event
- First day in town
Let Us Help You Feel at Home
At Freedom Moving, we understand that moving can often be a stressful endeavor, which is why we are happy to share some important tips to ensure a smooth move. That’s why we aim to make you feel at home.
Our expert movers will make your move as affordable and quick as possible. Less time moving means more time to get out and explore your new neighborhood.
So get in touch today for a free quote and see how much of a difference our professional movers can make. And welcome to the neighborhood, we’re glad to be your neighbors!