No, we aren’t talking about global warming (or cooling) but what happens when you move from one climate to another one. You may not be thinking about the challenges involved with that, but there can be some serious adjustments you need to make to ensure that you are ready for the new climate you are moving to. Here are some tips to prepare for your new climate.
Do You Have the Right Wardrobe?
Moving from one climate to another might mean a major change in wardrobe. If you are moving from somewhere with four seasons to a warmer place, you may not have enough short sleeves and shorts. On the other hand, if you are moving from somewhere that it is warm all the time to one that has pretty harsh winters, you are going to need some flannel PJs and a new coat.
Make sure to have enough of a wardrobe to get you through the first few weeks in a new climate, and plan your budget to pick up more appropriate clothing as time goes on. That way you won’t (literally) be left out in the cold.
How much snowfall does your current home get? Enough to warrant a snow blower or just a snow shovel. How about your new home? If you are moving to a new home that has a drastic weather phenomena, like lots of snow, you may need to invest in some extra equipment to ensure you can get through the season.
Make sure to include enough in your budget to purchase items like a snow blower or larger lawn mower to accommodate your new climate.
Heating and Cooling
New weather means new changes in your energy consumption bills. When planning your budget at your new home, you may need to put some extra money aside for additional heating or cooling costs. Look at the weather reports and the average temperatures for the time of year that you are moving to ensure that you aren’t going to be blindsided by energy bills that are much higher than you planned for.
A Matter of Time
Are you moving to a new time zone? Have you considered how this might affect your sleeping patterns? How about how it is going to affect the people you communicate with regularly. It may take a bit longer than you expect for you to adjust to the new time, so make sure to give your body the time that it needs. That might mean moving a week before you start work so that you aren’t a zombie at your new job. It might also mean looking for an alternate work schedule for the first few weeks just to get you into the swing of things.
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