Keeping in contact with friends after a move
“Simplify Your Home” recently shared a checklist for after you move. Here is one more item to add to the list: Staying in touch with friends and family.
Friends and family are always a great support system. It is no different when you move. From the time you tell them about your decision, to the time you unload at the new home, they are with you every step of the way – and will be there in the future too.
With today’s technology and more traditional forms of communication, there are numerous ways you can stay in touch with friends from your old neighborhood. Below is probably just the tip of the iceberg, so if you have any ways that you stayed in touch with family and friends after a move, feel free to leave a comment.
Touching Base with Technology:
- Social Networking Sites: Whether on Facebook, Google+ LinkedIn or Twitter, these sites are free and allow you to keep up-to-speed with your friends and family.
- Skype: It is an inexpensive option so you can see and hear your family and friends. It is great for grandparents and grandkids, cousins or pretty much anyone.
- Photo Sharing Sites: Consider an account with Flickr, Shutterfly or other photo sharing sites so you can share photos of your new home with family and friends.
- Blog: Create your own blog so your entire family can get in on the action. You can show your life through photos, words or a combination all in one place.
Staying in Touch Using the “Old Ways”:
- Postcard: Everyone likes to receive a card now and then, so why not drop one in the mail to a friend? And by sending a postcard of your new city, maybe you will entice a few friends to come visit.
- Thank You Card: “Thank you” are two words that go a long way. Whether some of your friends helped you move or gave support throughout the years, it is always nice to send them a thank you card. This ensures that they will have your new address too.
- Phone Call: Even if you are not normally a phone person, a quick five-minute phone call to your friend or family can help you keep in touch when you are miles away.
Whether it is tips for organizing your home, moving day or settling in to a new neighborhood “Simplify Your Home” is here to help you get through life.