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How to Meet People in a New City – Tips from Our Palm Desert Movers

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One of the biggest reasons why our clients tell us they don’t look forward to moving is leaving behind the social support of their current network of local friends or family members. Our Palm Desert movers know that it can be hard for out-of-towners to adjust to life in the Coachella Valley, but with these tips, you’ll be enjoying your new lifestyle here in no time.

Ask around. Don’t be afraid to use your existing network to help you build a new network! Chat up your friends, cousins, coworkers, and neighbors to see if anyone has any connections in your new town. It’s easy to strike up a friendship with someone new when you have a person in common to help you connect.

Use social apps. Apps that help people connect and socialize have become much more than online dating. Try MeetUp, to find groups of folks attending events or organizing activities together, or Meet My Dog to meet other canine aficionados for going to parks or on walks together.

Search out the events or places you’re interested in. If you’re an art lover, see if a local museum or gallery hosts mixers or openings where you can mingle. If you love live music, search Yelp for local bars that host open mics or small concerts. The people you meet in places you already love are likely to share those same interests. (Our Palm Desert movers know lots of people zero in on Coachella as a local event that they care about, but focusing on smaller or neighborhood-centered events and venues is more likely to help you find new friends close to home.)

Volunteer. Just like finding events you’re interested in, finding an organization you care about in your new town can help you meet folks who are passionate about the same cause. Many nonprofits have volunteer coordinators or community liaisons who can help you get involved, and also direct you to other opportunities in town. Don’t be afraid to email an organization and ask how you can contribute.

Above all, be open to invitations that you receive, even if it’s not to an activity or event that’s “usual” for you. It’s always a great idea to get to know new coworkers and neighbors, and folks who are familiar with your neighborhood can help point out the places and events that make your new home special.

Our Palm Desert movers are ready to help you transition to your new home. We offer comprehensive packing, moving, and storage services, and we’ll work with your budget and your timeline. Call today to get started with your free quote.

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