Tips to help you adjust to a new climate
Moving To A New Climate
If you’re moving to another city, state or country, researching the climate is something you will want to add to your Moving Checklist. If you’re moving close to where you currently reside, you may have a pretty good idea of the weather temperatures and patterns. However, like some places in California, the temperature can be considerably different even within a 15-mile radius. So, like all other aspects of moving, you’ll want to be prepared!
The Internet is a world of information, which is a great place to gather knowledge about the climate and weather conditions you can expect. If you know anyone that already lives where you will be moving too, find out if they can offer any advice.
What Will You Need?
If your climate will be considerably different from the one you currently live in, you might need some new gear. Clothing and tools are two items that will probably be required. Depending on the time of year that you’ll be moving, make sure you are prepared for the weather conditions upon your arrival. If you’re moving to an extremely cold climate, potentially with snow or ice, find out what you will need in terms of tools/equipment. You may need to order ahead of time to ensure you’re prepared for the new climate. Same if you’re moving to a place where it will be considerably hotter than what you are used to. Find out about any necessary items you might need. Air conditioning can make those hot days so much more bearable.
Sell Or Donate
Any items you know for sure will not be needed in your new location can be sold or donated. Deciding not to take unnecessary items will lower your moving load and costs. If your move will be temporary, consider storing any unneeded items.
Ask Your Realtor Questions
If you plan to purchase a new house and are not familiar with the area in which you will be moving to, in addition to researching online, make sure to ask your realtor some important questions. Climate and weather conditions can have a huge impact on homes, so you’ll want to know the condition of the house you will be buying and ensure it is equipped for the weather conditions of the area.
If the place you move to requires a car, before transporting your vehicle, have it serviced to see if its up for the new climate. If you’re moving to a hot climate, you’ll want to make sure the air conditioning is working. In colder temperatures you might use your heater more often.
If the new location will have snow and ice, and you are unfamiliar with driving in these conditions, you will need to adjust your driving skills, and have the right equipment, such as snow tires and possibly even snow chains.
Adjusting To New Time Frames
In addition to adjusting to the new climate, some other things may need to shift because of the weather. For example, in hot climates, you might want to take a run early in the morning when it’s cooler, instead of the evening. Depending on where you move from, daylight savings could be a consideration, as the amount of daylight hours might change.
Your move to a new climate may be a long awaited dream. For some, the new climate might take some adjusting to. While in the transitioning phase, focus on some of the great things that brought you to this new climate and get involved in creating new experiences.