Unmissable Advice on Moving To The Country

It’s not too uncommon for city dwellers to suddenly or gradually realize that they would rather live in the countryside, or at least give it a try. If you have recently come to this conclusion then you are probably keen to know how you can actually make the most of it.

It can be surprisingly hard to know what you need to do to make such a move beneficial, but the truth is that there are just a few essential pieces of advice which you will want to pay attention to, to get it right. As long as you pay attention to the following, you will be able to ensure you’re making the most of the move, and the subsequent life thereafter.

Be prepared for a change.
Those who have never lived in the country are bound to be in for something of a shock when it comes to moving out to a more rural area There are many differences to get used to, and you might find that it takes some time. For some, it can even amount to being something of a culture shock, and it’s a good idea to remember that you need to allow yourself some time to adapt. You will find that there is less to do and see, and much more space around you, and all of these things can be disconcerting at first. But in time you will come to love the countryside for its own ways, and it is worth giving it a go at least to see if it is for you or not.
You Can Take With You More Than You Think
If you have lived in the city for a long time, you might well be used to having very little or no space to yourself. However, in the country this is less likely to be true, and it’s a good idea to bear in mind that you can probably take more with you than you might think. In fact, it’s worth taking whatever you can, rather than trying to declutter or downsize, as you will probably still have room left to spare afterwards. If you do this, however, you will still find that it is helpful to have some decent help during the move itself, so check out the likes of  Http://www.mybekins.com/location/el-cajon-ca-movers/ for some help on finding the right movers for you. With that, however, you can ensure to take everything you need to take.

Get Used to Different Activities
While you may be used to specify social activities, it is likely you will need to rapidly get used to altogether different ones if you are to make your move to the country as easy and seamless as possible. This is simply because in the country the kinds of things that you do to socialise are likely to be quite different, and at first a city-dweller might not feel entirely at home with some of the activities. However, in time you will find that you can fit in quite easily, and most people end up preferring the country life to city life. See https://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/city-life-vs-country-life-an-unbiased-analysis/ for more on this.
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    • It is a lovely place to live and fabulous to bring up children here. Thank you for following me lovely. Happy new year to you. Xx

  • My husband did quite well with our move. He grew up in New York City (Queens, to be exact). We now live on a little street with five houses. We’re on the lower slope of one mountain, looking over a valley to others. He still pushes himself with lists of things to do, but he doesn’t schedule as much in a day as he used to. He’ll never be a country boy.

    • Ah a city boy at heart. I do think either in in us Ann….I am a country girl at heart definitely and like to get lost in a view. Thank you for popping over. Happy New Year. Xx

  • I was born in the country to country parents who moved to the city when I was six. I have lived most of my years in the city, but still feel a country girl at heart. A couple of times we (hub and me, and children) have considered moving to the country (I have a favourite spot I like to visit) but it hasn’t yet worked out. I haven’t given up hope. I think it’s a wonderful life style and would thoroughly enjoy it. I agree with your advice.

  • I’m a hick at heart so for me the adjustment to living in a City which I have been all year took some doing. Your advice to the uninitiated is excellent. It’s about adjusting to the pace and the availability and the space. But when you do it pays you back in spades, I think. xx

    • That’s very true Osyth! I have only lived in a city when I was at Uni….Canterbury….which is a very small city. It was great but I was ready to move back after my course. x

  • I grew up in the countryside (rural mid wales) and have lived in cities since I moved away at 18. I do love city life as there is so much to do and you have everything you could possibly need right in your doorstep. However, I do really miss the countryside, the long walks and the space and the fresh air. I like to think when the kids are all grown up we might move back and live in the hills again.xx #BlogCrush

    • Ah rural Wales, how beautiful! Not far from Wiltshire really. X

  • I was born on a farm in Ukraine but haven’t been back there since 6.5 years old -been living in suburbs in America since then- but my husband and I would love to get a house with more land now. As long as there is a good grocery store within 15 minutes. 😅

      • I would love to go back and see everything/everyone but I was too young then to be able to miss anything in particular! My home now is with my husband and kid so wherever they are, I’ll be happy.

  • I found this really interesting because I am split between the peace and beauty of the countryside and the thrill and convenience of the city. So we live in neither – longing for both. haha x

    • oh! haha I live in the countryside yet only 15 miles from the city of Bath so I feel very blessed. x

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