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Moving to a New State? How to Adjust

by Dusty Rhodes on Mar 14, 2016  in 
  • Long Distance Move
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Moving to a new state is an exciting opportunity, one that can introduce you to new places and new experiences. While the excitement and anticipation settle in, you have to eventually settle in as well, and there are helpful ways you can adapt to your new surroundings.

If you are in the process of moving to a new state, and you are looking for ways you can adjust, consider some of the following tips that will help you to settle in and adapt to your new state area.

State History
You can learn a lot about your new state of residence simply by reading up on the history of the state. The state history will tell you the details about when your state was founded, what your state is known for and how your state has evolved into the location it is today.

Your local library is a great place to start learning about the history of your state. Go online and read up on historical sites in your state that are of significant importance. This will allow you to gain a deeper sense of what makes your state unique, as well as help you to pick up on certain local trends that are popular to your region.

Take a road trip. This is one of the best ways to see your state from a fresh perspective. As you drive along your trip, stop off and visit some of the interesting places along the way, so that you can experience the variety of culture your state has to offer.

State Rules
Familiarizing yourself with the rules of your new state are important. From making sure you know all of the traffic laws to knowing the posted speed limits, each state has its own set of rules as to how it functions and governs. For example, find out whether or not you will need to have your car inspected prior to obtaining your new vehicle license plates. Look into the process of obtaining a driver’s license and the necessary documentation you will need to provide. Pay attention to the traffic laws prompting you to move over for highway personnel or law enforcement vehicles. All of these tips will help you to start out on the right foot in your new state, as well as adjust to all of your state’s rules.

Places of Interest
Visiting local places of interest is a great way to learn about the new state you are moving to. From museums and state parks to historical landmarks, places of interest allow you to capture moments in history for yourself, and create your own experience in your new state.

Do your research and look into places of interest. Each state is known for a certain thing, such as flowers, food, birds and more. Find out ways you can plan activities centered around points of interest which can be a great way to learn more about your state move.

Enjoy the Region
From food and state fairs, to planning a getaway to some of the exciting places your new state has to offer, there are many ways you can enjoy experiencing your new region. A good tip is to enjoy the region gradually so that you find that you are always learning something new about your new state. Often times, people feel like they have seen everything a place has to offer, but often times, the best vacations are discovering new places you have never seen, right where you live. 

By trying these simple tips, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the new state you are moving to, as well as what all it has to offer. For additional helpful moving tips, visit our Moving page or check out some of the other posts on our blog for additional helpful moving tips.


Dusty Rhodes