11/10-14 Lilian Fowler Place, Marrickville, NSW 2204
Acclimatising to your new area can take some time and adjustment. Navigating your way around at first may feel a bit disorientating. It may take a little time before you feel truly comfortable in your new community, but it will happen. For any children involved in the move, they may require particular attention in aspects such as school, local sports, local parks and forming new friendships.
Men that Move suggest following these handy hints for a smoother adjustment;
Discover and Explore Your New Surroundings
There are so many ways to explore your new area. Take your dog for a walk to the local dog park. Go Geo-caching and find hidden treasures, walk to the local parks or walk to the local shops. If walking isn’t an option, all of these can be done by driving as well. Just getting yourself and family out and about will help to familiarise the new sights and sounds of the neighbourhood.
One of the first steps that may feel a little daunting if you are shy is often right next door. Knock on your neighbours doors and introduce yourself. You have an easy opening and introduction opportunity. The best advice though is don’t leave this too late. Your neighbours will be aware you have recently moved in and probably on the lookout to introduce themselves also. It may be a bit awkward if you knock on their door 2 months after you have moved in. Maybe they won’t end up being close friends or even close to being friends. But at least you have taken a step in getting to know your neighbourhood, even if it is just one knock next door.