We all know that moving can be stressful — but, it can also be pretty exciting! You have a new place, new ways to decorate and organize, and — perhaps the most thrilling — a totally new neighborhood! Navigating a completely new area can be a little overwhelming, but think of it as your chance to find your new favorite restaurant, that perfect corner market, or a quaint boutique. Those are all fun to discover, but there are a few things that you definitely need to locate pretty quickly after moving in. So, here are the eight places you should find right away in your new neighborhood.
If you have regular prescriptions that you’ll need filled, you’ll want to find a convenient pharmacy in your new neighborhood. Stop by their service desk and ask about what you’ll need to do to transfer over any existing prescriptions.
2. Big Box Store
Whether you prefer Target or Walmart, you’re probably going to need some household essentials — you know, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and trash bags — sooner rather than later. Scope out your nearest stop, so you know you have a handy spot to pick up those last-minute things you need!
3. Post Office
Chances are, you’re going to need to mail something every now and then. Locate your closest post office so you know where to go to ship packages, pick up stamps, and mail off those invitations to your housewarming party!
You’re always smart to prepare in case of an emergency. The last thing you want is to find yourself in a situation when you need to rush to the nearest hospital, only to discover that you have no idea where it is. Take a drive through your new surroundings and identify your closest hospital so that you’re prepared. Better safe than sorry, right?
5. Grocery Store
We all need to eat. So, you’ll want to find a great place to pick up all of your food necessities. Once you find your preferred spot, check in to see if they offer a rewards card so that you can get some extra savings!
In today’s digital age, you may do a lot of your banking online. But, it’s still smart to develop a banking relationship at a brick and mortar bank location. That way, you’ll have a resource to contact should you ever have any issues or questions!
7. Hardware Store
When you’re just moving in, I’m willing to bet you’ll come across quite a few items you need from a hardware store. Lightbulbs, extension cords, and hooks are just a couple of the things you might need. Purchasing these items at a hardware shop is typically cheaper than buying them at a big box store. So, find your nearest hardware store so that you know where you can go to pick up all of those odds and ends you might need!
8. Auto Repair Shop
Similarly to a hospital, you don’t want to end up looking for a mechanic when you actually really need it. Take the time to find a repair shop now, so you’re all set if you have some car trouble in the future.
Moving to a new area is both exciting and somewhat overwhelming. Make sure to locate the places on this list pretty quickly after moving in, and your transition to your new digs will be much smoother!
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