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Tips for a country move

New houseSome people are desperate to get out of the city and head to a more rural area, and there can be plenty of advantages of doing this. You may find that there is more privacy, for example, and you get to spend a lot of time in the great outdoors; however, there is always going to be a transitional phase while you get used to your new lifestyle and here are a few tips to help you.

The first tip for your new life in the country is to stock up on essentials. There may not be a convenience store within easy reach and if there is, it certainly will not be open 24 hours; therefore, you need to be prepared for every eventuality. If your life in the city saw you buy your essentials on the way home from work each day, you will need to develop a new routine. Make sure that your new country home has enough space for you to store a few weeks’ worth of supplies, especially when winter hits, and your move to the country could also mean that you need to consider items such as medical supplies and firewood.

A really important part of your rural move is getting to know your neighbors. You may not be able to see their homes from where you are but you need to know where they are. Take the time to introduce yourself and your neighbors will be the best help you can have in settling into your new lifestyle and pointing you in the right direction for essential services.  

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