Moving out of a city is an exquisite undertaking in itself. The biggest challenge is finding a place to live that suffices your basic amenities. When you’re a novice and simply lack the know-how on how to do this right, trust me, you learn a thing or two. And when you finally get a hang of it, it’s nothing more than a hoot and a half! Here are a few things you can relate to when you’re a brand-new resident of the new city.

1. For the first few weeks, you’ll be lost. ALMOST EVERY TIME.

Sometimes, you may even end up in another locality way farther than yours. In times like these, GPS on your phone is your only knight in the shining armour!

2. The first morning in your new place will be disorienting.

Where am I? Whose bed is this? Am I dreaming? 

It will take you like half an hour to come to terms with reality. And when you do, you feel a little proud of yourself to have come this far without breaking into small pieces. *nervous laugh*

3. Your online shopping is soon replaced with going to the convenience store for doormats, brooms, dustbins, toothbrush holders and definitely super cleaners.

Gone are the days when you used to sit in front of your laptop scrolling through hundreds of styles, adding the ones good enough in your cart and buying some or all of them. Life is now restrained to buying household stuff in the convenience store, but worry not, this too shall pass. Soon, you'll be settled in and the days of glory will be back!

4. If you are the one cooking, you will suddenly realise that all the spices don't magically grow inside the cupboard. You need to know all their names and BUY THEM.

When you actually try cooking rather than ordering in or stirring up instant noodles, you suddenly miss your kitchen back home. Cursing yourself everyday for not getting all the spices from home or buying them from the supermarket will be a routine. 

Welcome to adulthood!

5. You'll play an awesome game every single day called, 'Which bag did I pack it in?'

We all know packing is one hell of a task. And when you're packing your whole life in a few luggage bags and questionably collected cartons, you are bound to forget where did you pack what. 

I didn't clip my nails for 43 days because that little thing was buried under my stack of craft supplies.

6. It will be hard to let go off stuff that breaks while transportation.

Yes, this is the hard truth of life. No matter what the movers & packers say, something or the other will inevitably break, sometimes repairable sometimes not. But it makes you a stronger person. Letting go of your childhood stuff is hard but you will rise from the ashes.

*tries not to cry* *gets inside the blanket* *cries s lot*

7. Every now and then you will fleetingly contemplate running to the Himalayas and leaving the worldly possessions behind.

Admit it, you get these sudden pangs of panic and all you want to do is run somewhere towards the Himalayas and secretly hope that an unknown tribe of monks will find you and train you into becoming the Iron Fist.

I have issues!

8. Finding a nice place on rent that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket is the ultimate proof of “adulting.”

There is nothing better than finding a place to rent equipped with all the necessary amenities which comes at a price that doesn’t make a pauper out of you. But it's much easier said than done. There is a lot of exhaustion, stress, frustration and money involved in between. But thankfully, such homes exist at NestAway where you can avail hassle-free options to rent with ease. Just fill this form and the good people at Nestaway will reach out to you!

You’re welcome!