5 Things to Do After Moving to a New City

Since graduation, I have been working really hard to go through all my belongings, finish up paperwork for my new program, and really get a grip on all the logistical things I need for the move. I know when I get there I will be thrown right into 10 hour days so I want to prepare my list now for all the things that need to get done after moving to a new city!

  1. Fill Out a Change of Address Form–  Mail is one annoying point about moving. You can tell people your new address, and change your address for important bills, but it is inevitable that some things will fall through the cracks. Filling out this form through USPS will forward your mail to your new address. Plus when you do, they will send you a bunch of coupon codes for places like Overstock, Lowes, Wayfair, and Amazon! 
  2. Re-Register to Vote– I can’t be in the capital of the country without being prepared to exercise my right to vote! Check to see if you’re registered to vote, or update your registration HERE. 
  3. Research Your New Representatives– Going off of the last point, make sure to educate yourself on who your new representatives are! I’ll be in D.C so #taxationwithoutrepresentation, but there are still citywide positions like mayor and city council members I want to be aware of. 
  4. Find New Doctors– This wasn’t the case for me, but I know I a lot of college students visit their doctors when they are home on school breaks. But in a new city, living the adult life, it may be time to find new health professionals! I moved to a new state after high school so all the doctors I saw were in my college town, and I made sure to see them in my final weeks of school so I have about ~6 months to find a new general medicine doctor, a dentist, a gynecologist, and an allergist, yipee!  
  5. Locate the Nearest Coffee Shops–This one is for your sanity. Find your nearest, non-Starbucks, aesthetically pleasing coffee shop and enjoy your new city! Be nice to your barista, make small talk with people in line, and live it up! 

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  • Reply Larissa

    These are great tips for what to do when you move to a new city! I especially love numbers 3 & 4. It’s important to keep up with your health, and to keep yourself informed! My friend just moved to a new city, so I’ll be asking her if she has done all of these!

    June 16, 2017 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Chastity

    Great tips didn’t even think about the voting thing. That would be a nightmare. Also totally here for the coffee shop but girl I ❤️ Starbucks 😂

    June 17, 2017 at 2:33 am
  • Reply Brandis

    Great reminders! Ill be moving next month as welll so this will come in handy! Thanks

    June 17, 2017 at 9:41 am
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