How To Make A New City Home

  • by Krithika Iyer
  • 02-06-2021
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Home is not about the building you are in or the city you live in. It is about the people you live with. We can never feel at home unless we feel comfortable and connected with those we will live with.

CoDee is the perfect way to meet the Rachel to your Monica. Having the right level of comfort between you both will help make your new surroundings feel like home.

Being away from home in a new city can be exciting but also scary at the same time.

The list of things to do never ends.

It’s okay to feel lost and confused during the initial few months. It is very natural to feel so, but once you give yourself the time to settle in, the once new city becomes home forever.

Here are a few tips to help you along the way.

This Checklist Will Help You Feel Right At Home

1. Exploring The City, Just The Way It Should Be

Simply exploring the city is probably one of the best ways to familiarize yourself with the city and make yourself feel at home.

Thanks to the digital age, the answer to every question is on the internet. You can easily browse places near you, tourist spots, eateries, local markets. Going to these places by yourself is the most adventurous and fun thing one can do. From knowing the history of the place to seeing how the people there are, you can see a lot. Local markets are the best place to get to the roots of a place. It makes one feel more connected to the place. It helps you be more associated with the place, gives you a better sense of direction, and above all makes you see the fun side of the city.

2. Talking To People And Finding Common Interests

After moving to a new place, it takes a while to find your set of people. Until then, you can make use of the time given and meet new people who share the same interests as you. Apps like CoDee help you connect with people who have similar interests

The struggle for finding the right roommate is made easier. Once you have found the right person with whom you vibe, there are many clubs and groups that come together for a common interest, like a movie night or a smoking sesh. This way you not only get to meet new people but also learn a lot about the city. Being around like-minded people also helps you be in your comfortable social surroundings and makes you feel like you belong. Bringing you a step closer to making the unknown city a new home.

3. Local Cuisine More Like Local Knowledge Hub

Food is largely connected with culture and having traditional food is one of the best ways to experience the local culture. Traditional food items are a part of every city’s heritage and are always within the memories of the local people. 

Going to commercial fast-food joints is very easy. But when you go to local restaurants it introduces you to a new culture but also supports the local community. It is also one of the best places to meet new people, talk to them and know about your new home!

4. Joining A Volunteer Groups

Another way to meet like-minded people is to join a volunteer group. AND! You get to do something good for society as well.

Every city has such volunteer groups you need to just find one that matches your interests and join them. It also becomes a good activity to be a part of on a regular basis.

5. Evening Walks Around The Neighborhood

Walks are always soothing. Trying to go on regular walks around an unfamiliar place can be difficult and intimidating in the beginning but it is also the best way to familiarize yourself with the new place. 

After walking regularly around the same neighborhood you get to know about different places nearby. This also is very helpful and comes in handy during emergencies, as you already know where you could go to buy the things you need. Maybe your roommate runs out of tampons or you guys need to catch a quick bite in the middle of the night. 

It will help you appreciate your new home!

6. Reaching Out To Any Acquaintance

It is always good to reach out to distant relatives or anyone else you may know in the city, even if they are friends of friends. You will not only have someone as a guardian but also a person to help you know the city better and make the place feel more home-like.

7. Never Leave Behind Your Passions

Everyone has hobbies and passions that you like to follow on a regular basis. Although moving to a new city brings in a lot of struggles and adjustments, but even in those times sticking to your hobbies will help you feel that you are at home. You don’t lose yourself in the process of settling down in a new city.

What We Mean Is.

It could take a few weeks or even months to settle down in a new city. It seems very challenging and scary at times. Do you know what helps?

Finding a person to do it with, and not just someone random, but someone who matches your personality.

Set your worries to rest, because CoDee can help you find that perfect person in no time.

Download the CoDee App to find yourself a new roommate!

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