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Moving to Arlington, VA: 4 Tips for Getting Settled in a New City


September 20, 2019


5 min

Arlington, VA skyline on a beautiful day
Have you recently moved to a new city? For those relocating to Arlington, VA, you may be going through the process of transitioning into your new home. As a member of the Northern Virginia community, we want to offer helpful tips and tricks to make your new city feel like home. Read this blog for 4 helpful tips for getting settled in a new city.

What to Do When You Move to a New City

1. Explore the City

The hardest part about moving to a new city is that everything feels unfamiliar. The best way to get to know the city is to spend time exploring it. During your first few weeks in your new city, spend time walking around and getting to know your new home. Of course, for safety reasons, be conscious of what time you explore and the areas you choose to explore.

Places to Go in Arlington, VA

In Arlington, VA, we recommend exploring:

  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
  • Mount Vernon Trail
  • Synetic Theater

2. Try New Things

You just moved to a new city. In order to help this new place feel like home, it is important to be willing to try new things. For example, maybe you aren’t a die-hard yogi, but you noticed a bunch of people your age doing yoga in the park. Consider joining them one day! Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things will make your new city feel like home in no time.
Check out this resource for a list of different community organizations in Arlington, VA!

3. Meet Your Neighbors

One of the easiest ways to instantly get to know people around the city is to introduce yourself to your neighbors. Not only will meeting the people living around you help to provide a sense of comfort, even if you aren’t instantly best friends with your neighbors, it may help you to network yourself to later find friends.

4. Go Easy on Yourself

It is important to give yourself some credit for your transition. You moved to a new city you’re unfamiliar with and likely do not know many people. Yet, you’re still working on carving out your own path in the city. On the days or nights where you question your move, or miss your former home, go easy on yourself. With any major transition, it is important to give yourself credit for how far you’ve come.

ezStorage Has Storage Facilities Near Arlington, VA!

If you are moving to a booming city such as Arlington, VA, you may not get the living space you were once used to having in your former city. Unfortunately, with a smaller home or apartment, the amount of storage space available to you will also be smaller. In order to prevent your home from being too cluttered, consider renting a storage unit.

ezStorage has storage facilities near Arlington, in Alexandria and Fairfax, VA. Our storage facilities have a wide variety of storage units available, including the 5×5, 5×10, 10×10, 10×15 and 10×20 storage units. Whether you’re looking to just store a few seasonal boxes that will not fit in your home, or rooms of furniture and miscellaneous items, we have a storage unit for you. Reserve your storage unit with ezStorage today!

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5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' Storage Unit (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' Storage Units (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' Storage Units (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' Storage Unit (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' Storage Unit (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' Storage Unit (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!