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How to Finally Make the Move to New York.

There are so many big steps in life. Going to college, starting your dream job, committing your life to someone, buying a home, or even moving to a new state. If you have found that you are ready to make the plunge and move somewhere new, and you have decided on New York, we have a few tips to help you finally make it happen!

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Ask for help
Even as the most independent person, it is still ok to ask for help when you need it. And help can come in many forms. Even if no one is physically able to help you, they are still just a phone call away to be able to give you the emotional support you need. Set up a video chat with your loved ones and have them help you decorate your place by telling you where to put your furniture or hang your pictures. There is no harm in asking for help when you really need it.

Be prepared for new expenses
Of course, there are going to be quite a few unexpected expenses that come up when you move to a new place, but there are plenty of financial resources out there to help you learn quickly. Make sure to research the New York state tax rate and what to expect financially when the time comes for being a resident there. And since the New York state tax rate is one of the highest in the nation, you may need some help navigating how it works, what will be expected of you, and how to prepare your taxes when in a new place.

Jung Hae In out and about in New York City.

Try to find a new community
By using social media for good, you may have a better chance finding a community within the new town you are planning to move to. Sites like Facebook and Reddit have pages that are specifically for people that live in certain regions. You can connect with them and see what’s happening in the place that you live.

Research places before you get there
Once you have the address you are moving to, plug it in to websites like Yelp. You will be able to find all the best food spots, doctors, and shops within your new town. You can see the reviews of the places and see what they really have to offer. By knowing what’s around you, you will be able to venture out and not have to do all your cooking and baking at home! This will help you become better acquainted with your new surroundings, and it will help you find places to go when you have your first visitor!

Jung Hae In enjoying the food in New York City.

Be ready for anything
Know that with a big move comes new changes and different experiences. It is important to go into a move with an open mind and an open heart. You must be willing to try new restaurants, shops, and parks, and keep a positive outlook while doing it. This will help you to feel more at home quicker and easier. Plus, it makes it so you are giving yourself and your new place a fair and fighting chance!

Study public transportation
Even if you aren’t going to be in New York City, it is highly likely that you are going to go there at some point in time. We recommend getting a jump on studying the subway system and the public transportation methods to get there. If you aren’t able to memorize the whole system, it’s a good idea to memorize the specific lines you will need to take to get to your desired destinations. That way, if you lose service and can’t access a map, you will still be able to get there with no problem.

Enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.

We hope that you finally make the move, you will be so glad you did! 

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