Moving to a Different Climate
Changing climates can be a pain in the neck. There are things that you will most definitely overlook, and it can get annoying really quick. Whether you’re moving from Florida to Oregon, or just a few miles away, there are some things that will be different about the climate where you live. Some things are minor, like maybe your lips stay chapped for a while, while other things are a big deal, like buying a whole new wardrobe. There are a few things to make the transition easier, so if you are preparing to make a move into a new climate, here are some tips for you.
The most beneficial thing you can do is research. Nowadays there are a lot of blogs and forums where people can ask pretty much anything, and people with knowledge on the subject can answer. For instance, if you are moving from Arizona to Hawaii, you can find an online forum and ask for locals advice as to how you should prepare. If that isn’t something that you are interested in, you could always ask a realtor. Chances are they know exactly how to handle the climate and they are full of useful information.
Chances are, if you’re moving to a new climate you are going to need some new clothes. This can be an easy fix. Maybe head to your local mall and buy a pair of jeans or two, and some jackets. Whereas for other moves, buying a new wardrobe can be one of the biggest aspects of moving. You might have to invest in completely new everything. What might be okay to wear in beach towns probably isn’t what you want to be wearing in the mountains. Although spending your paychecks on clothes might not be the way you want to do things, sometimes it is a necessary evil.
There are small things that you can do to help ease the transition. If you are going from somewhere with a tropical climate to somewhere where the climate is very dry, say a desert, then packing lotion and chapped stick will be a good idea. You body is going to need time to adjust, so doing little things like tweaking your routine can greatly ease the transition. If you are going from a desert climate to a tropical climate, investing in oil free skin and hair care would be something that you would not regret.
Moving is a transition in and of itself. While there are many things that you can’t do to make the transition easier, there are a few things that you can do. The best way to combat being completely shell shocked when you move to your new home is to do as much research as you can. People never regret the research that they did do, but rather the research that they didn’t do.