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Important Things To Understand Before Moving To The Countryside

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Whenever we move home, we know that a range of new habits and considerations are required, those that we need to take care in attending to. This is because a new area comes with its own personality, and a home may have additional requirements to consider. It’s expected.

And yet when moving from largely different environment to largely different environment, it’s quite common for most to remain a little less prepared than they should be due to the unexpected variables they might face. Thankfully, you can achieve this well, but only if you plan appropriately. When it comes to moving house to a rural area such as the countryside, this can be twice as true.

However, there’s no need for you to view this move as some kind of true escape from all human civilization, a dark voyage into the depths of the forest, because with a little planning you will be sure to have this perfected. In fact, living in a rural environment can help you enjoy a much higher quality of life, provided you attend to the following matters:

Consider Your Septic Tank

Rural properties are not always connected to the urban sewage grid, meaning that septic tank services are essential to help you keep your home and property hygienic and sanitized. This is a perfectly normal and often quite worthwhile thing to do, and is quite cost-effective for the service provided. However, if you had little idea that maintaining said tank was your duty (or perhaps the duty of both properties in a semi-detached rural setup), then problems can occur. As such it’s important to find the location of said tank and plan for this ahead of time.

Property Borders

In an urban environment where the condensed nature of personal space is an everyday reality, it’s very common to have borders, fences and many other forms of barrier to mark property lines and prevent trespassing. This is especially true in residential areas, where two back gardens might meet exactly. Of course, your home in a rural environment is hardly going to be surrounded by unowned land never explored on the map, but it’s not always a common thing to have property borders as carefully marked out. This means that to the meter, you should be aware of where your property borders fall. Perhaps you may wish to erect fences in order to stop farm animals from entering your property, or to deter those coming from a public footpath onto your property due to confusion. It’s something to think about.

Connecting With The Community

When you’re in a smaller community, you are much less anonymous than you may be used to. This means that wilfully disengaging with the community (as is your right) may be seen as an unwillingness to be social at all. However, in a small village, matters like security, paving a private road, or even talking about notable local events can help you get a grip on what is going on outside of your home, something important to keep an eye on from time to time. If you can achieve this, you’ll be further in the loop.

With this in mind, your move to the rural environment is sure to be a worthwhile one.


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