Synopses & Reviews
"For people like us who would prefer a root canal to moving, having Leslie Levine's experience and research would have been a gift. We'll not make a move again without rereading Will This Place Ever Feel Like Home?
--Paul and Sarah Edwards, Authors of Working from Home
Selected one of the "Top 10 Books of 1998," by Wall Street Journal "Work/Family" columnist Sue Schellenbarger
Whether changing jobs, retiring or just making a fresh start, 16 percent of the American population pulls up stakes each year and relocates. While the first few post-move weeks are filled with immediate concerns such as getting the gas and cable connected, it's establishing deeper connections to a new living space and community that is the real challenge. Will This Place Ever Feel Like Home? offers surefire strategies to help anyone who's recently moved make his or her new house and community feel like home in no time.
This newly revised guide is packed with real-life tips both from people who have successfully settled in and nationally recognized relocation experts. Offering practical advice on everything from establishing a new daily routine to locating essential services (How do I find a doctor?) and shops (Who will cut my hair?) to dealing with emotional adjustments to combating new-school jitters, there's even information on helping your pet adjust to its new digs! Additional tips will show you how to successfully:
- Move while maintaining your job
- Nurture old friendships and establish new ones
- Recreate your new home--from repairs to redecorating
- Accommodate the needs of relocating spouses and partners
- Keep kids' spirits up with fun, after-moving-in activities
- Use the Internet as a relocation resource
Whether you're moving across town or across the ocean, Will This Place Ever Feel Like Home? offers sensible solutions for feeling comfortable in your new home and connected to your new community.
If you are moving or contemplating a move, "Will This Place Ever Feel Like Home?" offers a wealth of insights and practical resources on everything from navigating the new terrain and finding essential services to helping your children and pets adjust, meeting neighbors, making new friends, and much more. A unique and helpful how-to guide--based on more than 100 personal interviews and the author's own relocation experience--this updated edition also features detailed information on relocation services and Internet resources.
About the Author
Leslie Levine is a writer, speaker, and public relations consultant. Her work has been featured in major publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Good Housekeeping. She is also the author of Ice Cream for Breakfast: If You Follow All the Rules, You Miss Half the Fun (Contemporary Books).