Relocating means more than just moving things into a new corporate apartment in Sydney- it means adjusting to a new city. Here are some tips that can help.
Relocating can be difficult for anybody, even if it’s relocating to a great city like Sydney. When you move to another city, everything suddenly becomes new and unfamiliar, and all your old routines and favourite spots are gone in a blink. No matter what the reason may be for the move– be it for work, your spouse or better opportunities, moving can definitely be an unsettling and difficult experience. However, by taking on a positive mindset and proactive steps, that anxiety can quickly be turned to excitement and before you know it, Sydney will feel like and become your new home.
Prepare for Change
One of the best ways to prepare yourself for a relocation is to do your research beforehand. Try and learn as much as you can about Sydney before moving through online sites, books, maps and people you know who have been there or know a lot about it. If you don’t have the time to do your research beforehand, no worries. You can do so when you get there and pretend to be a tourist for a while, exploring and getting to know the place more and more.
Have the Right Mindset
Prepared or not, having the right mindset regarding the relocation can do wonders in making it a lot easier. Thinking negatively and focussing on the difficulties will only make things more difficult for you. So instead, try to think of it as a new adventure, a chance to embrace new opportunities, make new connections and get a fresh start.
Pick Your New Place
When picking your new place, it would be a good idea to choose a fully furnished apartment in Sydney so as to minimise the furniture and other things you’ll have to bring with you. Pick a place that’s close to or within the CBD so you have easy access to shops and transportation. With a centrally-located corporate apartment in Sydney it’ll be easier for you to go around and explore your neighbourhood, and find your new go-to spots (cafes, restaurants, markets, etc).
Adjusting to New Surroundings
Arriving in your new apartment accommodation in Sydney, you’ll initially feel alien and unfamiliar. A good way to get over these feelings and make your new place feel more like home is to unpack your things right away. Place a few familiar things around like pictures of family and friends, or favourite pieces of art or decor. This way you’ll feel more settled and make your new home truly your own.
Once you’re well settled in, try going out and exploring your neighbourhood. Go for a walk and get familiar with the area and all the nearest amenities. Also get to know the best routes to and from work, as well as the places you might like to explore after work, like bars, cafes, libraries, museums, gyms, etc.
Establish New Norms
Once you’ve gotten familiar with your new surroundings, it’s time to establish new routines and norms. Don’t get stuck in the rut of going to work and straight home afterwards every day. Try joining a new gym, stopping by a cafe or bar, exploring libraries, museums and other landmarks. You could also engage in your old hobbies by joining local hobby groups, clubs, meet-ups and classes. Attend local events, volunteer, become a member of something. These are all great ways to get to meet new people and establish new roots for yourself.
Last but certainly not least, take your time. There’s no need to rush getting acclimated to your new environment, but you also have to make sure you don’t get stuck in the past. Give yourself enough time to adjust, and feeling at home in Sydney will come naturally.
Relocating to Sydney soon? Make that change as easy as possible following these tips, and by making Astra Apartments your new home. We offer numerous comfortable, fully-furnished and conveniently-located apartments in Sydney and throughout Australia’s CBDs, with complete amenities to make you feel right at home. Give us a call today on 1300 797 321.